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James Friedrich and Cathedral Films : the independent religious cinema of the evangelist of Hollywood, 1939-1966

Author: Kenneth Suit
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies Episcopal Reverend James Friedrich's work at Cathedral Films during the 1940s and 50s. It offers insight into the way a small, independent B-studio created and distributed religious  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Suit, Kenneth author.
James Friedrich and Cathedral Films.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017054166
Named Person: James K Friedrich; James K Friedrich; James K Friedrich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Suit
ISBN: 9781498541510 1498541518
OCLC Number: 1011544426
Description: vii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Inspiration. Making the gospel vivid: religious filmmaking during the silent period --
A heavenly vision: James K. Friedrich's cinematic epiphany --
Innovation. Baptism in Hollywood: Cathedral Films and the great commandment --
The power of the motion picture: the first of the Bible story films --
First-rate productions: Cathedral during World War Two --
Competition. The finest films for the church: new economic strategies during the postwar period --
Doing the work of the lord: expanding the range of Bible story films --
A remarkable service for Christianity: the "Life of St. Paul" series and further co-productions --
Inflation. New directions: J.K.F. Productions and I beheld his glory --
Another sacred series: the beginning of the "Living Christ" series --
A model of simplicity and good taste: day of triumph --
Exhaustion. Conflict: the last Bible productions --
The tragedy of our present situation: Friedrich's final years --
Auteur of his faith: the legacy of James Friedrich --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Kenneth Suit.

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Kenny Suit's excavation of the most influential Christian filmmaker of the 20th century, the Episcopal Reverend James K. Friedrich, is a timely tour de force of a neglected auteur of independent Read more...

 
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