Roman Catholicism in fantastic film: essays on belief, spectacle, ritual and imagery

"This collection of twenty-two critical essays addresses the relationship between Roman Catholicism and films of the fantastic, which includes the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction and the supernatural. The collection covers a range of North American and European films. Collectively, t...

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Contributors: Hansen, Regina (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Jefferson, NC [u.a.] McFarland 2011
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Catholicism / Fantasy film / Horror film / Science fiction film
B Film / The Religious
Further subjects:B Catholic Church In motion pictures
B Collection of essays
B Horror films History and criticism
B Motion Pictures Religious aspects Catholic Church
B Science fiction films History and criticism
B Fantasy films History and criticism
B Catholics in motion pictures
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Summary:"This collection of twenty-two critical essays addresses the relationship between Roman Catholicism and films of the fantastic, which includes the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction and the supernatural. The collection covers a range of North American and European films. Collectively, these essays reveal the durability and thematic versality of what the authors term the "Catholic fantastic.""--Provided by publisher
"This collection of twenty-two critical essays addresses the relationship between Roman Catholicism and films of the fantastic, which includes the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction and the supernatural. The collection covers a range of North American and European films. Collectively, these essays reveal the durability and thematic versality of what the authors term the "Catholic fantastic.""--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Formerly CIP Uk. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - Introduction -- Marvelous Catholicism. "When the saints go marching in": saints, money and the global marketplace in Danny Boyle's Millions / John Regan -- Blasphemy in the name of fantasy: the films of Terry Gilliam in a Catholic context / Christopher McKittrick -- Sacramentality between Catholicism and the New Age in The lord of the rings / Em McAvan -- "The devil made me do it": Catholicism, verisimilitude and the reception of horror films / Rick Pieto -- "The power of Christ compels you": moral spectacle and The exorcist universe / Alexandra Heller-Nicholas -- Our Lady of Fatima and Marian Myth in Portuguese cinema / Paulo Cunha and Daniel Ribas -- Uncanny Catholicism. Music That sucks and bloody liturgy: Catholicism in vampire movies / Isabella van Elferen -- "The blood is the life": Roman Catholic imagery in vampire films of the 1930s / Ann Kordas -- House of horrors: Brideshead revisited at the movies / Kathleen E. Urda -- Drying blood: de-sexualization and style in Paul Schrader's Cat people / Marco Grossoli -- Something in the dark: race, faith, horror and the other / Ralph Beliveau -- Ridiculous and monstrous Catholicism. Reversing the Gospel of Jesus: how the zombie theme satirizes the resurrection of the body and the Eucharist / Jana Toppe -- Kin Dza Dza! Christianity and its transformations across space / Margarita Georgieva -- Murder mystery meets sacred mystery: the Catholic sacramental in Hitchcock's I confess / Barry C. Knowlton and Eloise Knowlton -- Catholic moral teaching as a fantastic element in Gone baby gone / Brett Gaul -- The "fantastic" Roman Catholic Church in Italian cinema / Victoria Surliuga -- The satanic saint in Maurice Pialat's Sous the Soleil de Satan / Christa Jones -- Dark imperative: Kant, Sade, and Catholicism in Jess Franco's Exorcism / David Annandale -- Killer priests: The last taboo? / Shelley F. O'Brien -- Mad drunken exorcists: the decline of the hero priest / Regina Hansen -- Otherness in The others: haunting the Catholic other -- Humanizing the self / Anabel Altemir Giral and Ismael Ibanez Rosales
ISBN:0786464747