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Screening the sacred : religion, myth, and ideology in popular American film

Author: Joel W Martin; Conrad Eugene Ostwalt
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of critical essays examines the way popular films relate to religion.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Screening the sacred.
Boulder : Westview Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)623849698
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel W Martin; Conrad Eugene Ostwalt
ISBN: 0813388295 9780813388298 0813388309 9780813388304
OCLC Number: 31328278
Description: x, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Seeing the sacred on the screen / Joel W. Martin --
Shall these bones live? The problem of bodies in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and Joel Coen's Blood simple / Larry E. Grimes --
Angels in the primum mobile : dimensions of the sacred in William Kennedy's Ironweed, novel and film / Ted L. Estess --
The Christian allegorical structure of Platoon / Avent Childress Beck --
Hollywood and Armageddon : apocalyptic themes in recent cinematic presentation / Conrad E. Ostwalt Jr. --
Star wars : a myth for our time / Andrew Gordon --
With eyes uplifted : space aliens as sky gods / Caron Schwartz Ellis --
Evolution of "The New frontier" in Alien and Aliens : patriarchal co-optation of the feminine archetype / Janice Hocker Rushing --
Redeeming America : Rocky as ritual racial drama / Joel W. Martin --
From revelation to dream : allegory in David Lynch's Blue velvet / Elizabeth McLemore --
Women spoken for : images of displaced desire / Irena Makarushka --
Conclusion: Religion, film, and cultural analysis / Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Joel W. Martin, Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr.
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This collection of critical essays examines the way popular films relate to religion.

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