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Movies that matter : reading film through the lens of faith

Author: Richard Leonard
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Loyola Press, ©2006.
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"This thought-provoking and inspiring work by popular film critic and Jesuit Richard Leonard explains how movies are today's parables and why people of faith need the skills to converse about them intelligently and productively. In Movies That Matter, Leonard views fifty important movies through "a lens of faith" and offers surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film. From Finding Nemo to Gandhi to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Leonard
ISBN: 0829422013 9780829422016
OCLC Number: 62766071
Description: xxv, 172 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Groundhog Day --
The mission --
A man for all seasons --
Ordinary people --
Places in the heart --
Witness --
Hannah and her sisters --
Babette's feast --
The name of the rose --
Gandhi --
Dead Poets Society --
Romero --
JFK --
Unforgiven --
Schindler's list --
Shadowlands --
Philadelphia --
Three colors trilogu: Blue; White; Red --
The Shawshank redemption --
Dean man walking --
Life is beautiful --
The Godfather; The Godfather part II --
Men with guns --
The apostle --
The Truman Show --
The insider --
The exorcist --
Billy Elliot --
Erin Brockovich --
Gladiator --
Chocolat --
The Lord of the Rings trilogy --
Glory --
Bowling for Columbine --
In America --
Vera Drake --
The third miracle --
Italian for beginners --
Whale rider --
The hurricane --
The crime of Father Amaro --
Finding Nemo --
Bruce almighty --
City of God --
Gallipoli --
Chariots of fire --
Tender mercies --
The road home --
The Magdalene sisters --
The passion of the Christ.
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"This thought-provoking and inspiring work by popular film critic and Jesuit Richard Leonard explains how movies are today's parables and why people of faith need the skills to converse about them intelligently and productively. In Movies That Matter, Leonard views fifty important movies through "a lens of faith" and offers surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film. From Finding Nemo to Gandhi to The Godfather, Leonard's informed, Christian point of view guides us to a new appreciation of both the films and our own spiritual beliefs. Leonard also lists teachable moments found in each movie and provides questions for personal reflection or group dialogue." "In addition, Leonard teaches today's religious educators, parents, and film buffs how to "read" a film with the eyes of faith, and how to meaningfully engage with others through the media of film. He offers realistic advice on such topics as: valuing our story, sex and violence in films, ratings, and how to be a critical consumer. This entertaining and reliable guide will enrich your movie-watching experience. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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