Religion and film: cinema and the re-creation of the world

"Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic device...

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Main Author: Plate, S. Brent 1966-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Columbia University Press [2017]
Edition:Second edition
Further subjects:B Religion in motion pictures
B Religious films
B Religious films History and criticism
B Motion Pictures Religious aspects
B Motion pictures ; Religious aspects
B PERFORMING ARTS ; Reference
B Religion and literature
B Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Summary:"Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and communal experience. Meanwhile, a deeper understanding of the aesthetic nature of religious rituals can alter our understanding of film production. Utilizing terminology and theoretical insights from the study of religion as well as the study of film, Religion and Film shows that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed new light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed and vice versa."--Provided by publisher
Introduction: Worldmaking on-screen and at the altar -- Part I. Before the show: pulling the curtain on the wizard. Audio-visual mythologizing -- Ritualizing film in space and time -- Sacred and cinematic spaces: cities and pilgrimages -- Part II. During the show: attractions and distractions. Religious cinematics: body, screen, and death -- The face, the close-up, and ethics -- Part III. After the show: re-created realities. The footprints of film: cinematic after-images in sacred time and space.
ISBN:0231545797