Religion and Myth in the Movies:
A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries












Books and Videos
Religion
Myth
Journal Articles
Religion
Books and Articles About Individual Films

Jews in film bibliography
Journal of Religion and Film
Cecil B. DeMille bibliography


Books and Videos: Religion

Agel, Henri.
Le visage du Christ a l'ecran Paris: Desclee, c1985.
Main Stack PN1995.9.J4 A381 1985

Allen, Gregory Kahlil Kareem.
The Word made cinematic: The representation of Jesus in cinema (Disseration: University of Pittsburgh, 2008)
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Anker, Roy M.
Catching light : looking for God in the movies Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c2004.
MAIN: PN1995.5 .A64 2004;

Ayfre, Amedee.
Un cinema spiritualiste / Amedee Ayfre ; textes reunis par Rene Predal ; preface d'Henri Agel. Paris : Cerf ; Conde-sur-Noireau : Corlet, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.5.A88 2004

Aylmer, Kevin J.
"Towering Babble and Glimpses of Zion: Recent Depictions of Rastafari in Cinema." In: Chanting down Babylon: the Rastafari reader / edited by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, William David Spencer, and Adrian Anthony McFarlane Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.
Main Stack BL2532.R37.C43 1998
Music BL2532.R37.C43 1998

Babington, Bruce.
Biblical epics: sacred narrative in the Hollywood cinema / Bruce Babington & Peter William Evans. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA: Distribution exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1993.
Main Stack PN1995.9.B53.B3 1993

Bakker, F. L.
Studies in Religion and the Arts : Challenge of the Silver Screen : An Analysis of the Cinematic Portraits of Jesus, Rama, Buddha and Muhammad Leiden ; Boston: Brill Academic Publishers: 2009
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Baugh, Lloyd, 1946-
Imaging the divine: Jesus and Christ-figures in film / Lloyd Baugh. Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, c1997. Communication, culture & theology.
Main Stack PN1995.9.J4.B38 1997

Bazin, Andre
"Cinema and theology." In: Plays, movies, and critics / Jody McAuliffe, editor. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1993.
Main Stack PN2020.P57 1993

Bergesen, Albert.
God in the movies: a sociological investigation / Albert J. Bergesen, Andrew M. Greeley ; with a preface by Roger Ebert. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, c2000.
Main Stack PN1995.5.B44 2000

The Bible according to Hollywood [Videorecording]
[produced by] Passport International Productions. [videorecording] [s.l.]: Passport International Productions ; [Westlake Village, CA]: Brentwood Home Video [distributor], c1994.
Media Center VIDEO/C 9318 Library has: Pt. 1-2

The Bible in film-- the Bible and film
Edited by J. Cheryl Exum. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2006.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Blake, Richard Aloysius.
The Lutheran milieu of the films of Ingmar Bergman / Richard Aloysius Blake. New York: Arno Press, 1978, c1972. Arno Press cinema program. Dissertations on film series. Arno Press cinema program.
Main Stack PN1998.A3.B46144 1978 NRLF #: B 3 188 401

Blake, Richard Aloysius.
The Lutheran milieu of the films of Ingmar Bergman / Richard Aloysius Blake. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Dissertation Service, 1989. Arno Press cinema program. Dissertations on film series. Arno Press cinema program.
Moffitt PN1998.A3.B46145 1989

Bliss, Michael
The word made flesh: Catholicism and conflict in the films of Martin Scorsese / by Michael Bliss. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, c1995. Filmmakers series ; no. 45
Main Stack PN1998.3.S39.B65 1998
Main Stack PN1998.3.S39.B65 1995 [earlier edition]

Boyd, Malcolm
Christ and celebrity gods; the church in mass culture. Greenwich, Conn., Seabury Press, 1958.
Main Stack PN1995.5.B6 NRLF #: $B 428 617

Butler, Ivan.
Religion in the cinema. New York, A. S. Barnes [1969] International film guide series
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.B8 NRLF #: $b 384 382

Cardullo, Bert.
Bresson and others : spiritual style in the cinema / by Bert Cardullo. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.B755 C36 2009

Cawkwell, Tim.
The filmgoer's guide to God London : Darton, Longman and Todd, 2004.
PFA : PN1995.9.R4 C39 2004

Chidester, David.
Authentic fakes : religion and American popular culture Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2005.
MAIN: BL65.C8 C455 2005
MOFF: BL65.C8 C455 2005
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004008504.html

Cinéma divinité : religion, theology and the Bible in film
Edited by Eric S. Christianson, Peter Francis and William R. Telford. London : SCM, 2005.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.C56 2005

Cinema e spiritualità : istanze etiche, trascendenza e rappresentazione cinematografica
a cura di Americo Sbardella. Roma : Semar, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 C554 2000

Coates, Paul
Cinema, religion, and the romantic legacy / Paul Coates. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub., c2003.
Main Stack PN1995.5.C54 2003

The Continuum companion to religion and film
Edited by William L. Blizek. London ; New York : Continuum, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 C66 2009

Cunneen, Joseph E.
Robert Bresson : a spiritual style in film New York : Continuum, 2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.B755 C86 2003

Deacy, Christopher.
Faith in film : religious themes in contemporary cinema Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2005
MAIN: PN1995.5 .D38 2005
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip052/2004023831.html

Deacy, Christopher.
Screen christologies: redemption and the medium of film Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001. Religion, culture, and society.
Main Stack PN1995.5.D43 2001

Dorsky, Nathaniel.
Devotional cinema Berkeley, Calif. : Tuumba Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.R4 D67 2005

Dodd, William Patton.
Culture war Christians: Visions of fundamentalism in contemporary Hollywood cinema (Disseration: Boston University, 2011)
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Dorsky, Nathaniel.
Devotional cinema Berkeley, CA ; Tuumba Press, c2003.
PFA : PN1995.9.R4 D67 2003
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Dwyer, Rachel.
Filming the gods : religion and Indian cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
MAIN: PN1993.5.I4 D88 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006001846.html

Elley, Derek.
The epic film: myth and history / Derek Elley. London ; Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, c1983. Cinema and society.
Moffitt PN1995.9.H5.E4 1983
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.E4 1984

Explorations in theology and film: movies and meaning
Edited by Clive Marsh and Gaye Ortiz. Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998.
Main Stack PN1995.5.E96 1998

Exum, J. Cheryl.
Plotted, shot, and painted: cultural representations of biblical women / J. Cheryl Exum. Sheffield, Eng.: Sheffield Academic Press, c1996. Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 215 Gender, culture, theory ; 3
Main Stack PN1995.9.B53.E88 1996

Faith, film and philosophy : big ideas on the big screen
Edited by R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, c2007.
Main Stack PN1995.5.F35 2007

Flesher, Paul Virgil McCracken.
Film & religion : an introduction Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, c2007.
Full-text of this book available online via ebrary [UC Berkeley users only]
MAIN: PN1995.5 .F54 2007

Forshey, Gerald Eugene
American religious and Biblical spectaculars / Gerald E. Forshey. New York: Praeger, 1992. Media and society series.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.F67 1992

Fraser, Peter
Images of the passion: the sacramental mode in film Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.F73 1998

Fraser, Peter
Images of the passion : the sacramental mode in film / Peter Fraser. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 F73 1998

Garrett, Greg.
Holy superheroes! : exploring the sacred in comics, graphic novels, and film Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2008.
MAIN: PN6712 .G37 2008

Gillespie, Michael Patrick.
"In the name of the father : images of religious beliefs." In: The myth of an Irish cinema : approaching Irish-themed films / Michael Patrick Gillespie. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G55 2008

God in the details: American religion in popular culture
Edited by Eric Michael Mazur and Kate McCarthy. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Main Stack BL2525.G625 2001

Grace, Pamela
"Gospel truth? From Cecil B. DeMille to Nicholas Ray." In: A companion to literature and film / edited by Robert Stam, Alessandra Raengo. Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2004. Blackwell companions in cultural studies ; 7
Electronic location: Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004017778.html
Main Stack PN1995.3.C65 2004

Grace, Pamela.
The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 G73 2009

Hendershot, Heather
"Waiting for the End of the World: Christian Apocalyptic Media at the Turn of the Millennium." In: The end of cinema as we know it : American film in the nineties / edited by Jon Lewis. New York : New York University Press, c2001.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.E53 2001

Herrmann, Jorg
"From Popular to Arthouse: An Analysis of Love and Nature as Religious Motifs in Recent Cinema." In: Mediating religion : conversations in media, religion and culture Edited by Jolyon MItchell and Sophia Marriage. London ; New York : T&T Clark, 2003.
MAIN: P94 .M3627 2003

Herx, Henry
"Religion and film." In: Encyclopedia of the American religious experience: studies of traditions and movements / Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, editors. New York: Scribner, c1988.
Main Stack BL2525.E53 1988
Doe Refe BL2525.E53 1988 Library has: v.1-3 (c1988)

The hidden God : film and faith
Edited by Mary Lea Bandy, Antonia Monda. New York : Museum of Modern Art, c2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.R4 H53 2003
PFA : PN1995.9.R4 H53 2003

Holloway, Ronald.
Beyond the image : approaches to the religious dimension in the cinema / Ronald Holloway. Geneva : World Council of Churches in cooperation with Interfilm, 1977.
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.5.R4 H64 1977

Humphries-Brooks, Stephenson.
Cinematic savior : Hollywood's making of the American Christ Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.J4 H86 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006002723.html

Hurley, Neil P.
Theology through film [by] Neil P. Hurley. [1st ed.] New York, Harper & Row [1970]
Main Stack PN1995.5.H81 1970

Iannotta, Daniella.
Essere, parola, immagine : percorsi del cinema biblico / Daniella Iannotta, Dario E. Viganò. Cantalupa (Torino) : Effatà, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 I26 2000

Image & likeness: religious visions in American film classics
Edited by John R. May. New York: Paulist Press, c1992. Isaac Hecker studies in religion and American culture.
Main Stack PN1995.5.I46 1992

Images of Christ: ancient and modern
Edited by Stanley E. Porter, Michael A. Hayes & David Tombs. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, c1997. Roehampton Institute London Papers ; 2
Main Stack BT202.I46 1997

Jasper, David
"Literature and film." In: World Christianities c. 1914-c. 2000 / edited by Hugh McLeod. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Main Stack BR477.W87 2006

Jesus in twentieth-century literature, art, and movies
Edited by Paul C. Burns. New York : Continuum, Date 2007.
MAIN: PN57.J47 J47 2007; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007015995.html

Jewett, Robert.
Saint Paul at the movies: the apostle's dialogue with American culture / Robert Jewett. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, c1993.
Moffitt BS2652.J48 1993

Johnston, Robert K.
Reel spirituality: theology and film in dialogue / Robert K. Johnston. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, c2000. Engaging culture.
Main Stack PN1995.5.J59 2000

Johnston, Robert K.
Useless beauty : Ecclesiastes through the lens of contemporary film Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2004.
MAIN: BS1475.52 .J64 2004
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0416/2004007267.html

Ketcham, Charles B.
The influence of existentialism on Ingmar Bergman: an analysis of the theological ideas shaping a filmmakers's art Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, c1986. Studies in art and religious interpretation ; v. 5
Main Stack PN1998.A3.B466351 1986
Moffitt PN1998.A3.B46635 1986

Keyser, Lester J.
Hollywood and the Catholic Church: the image of Roman Catholicism in American movies / by Les and Barbara Keyser. Chicago: Loyola University Press, c1984.
Moffitt PN1995.9.C35.K48 1984

King of the Jews[Videorecording]
Written, directed, edited and produced by Jay Rosenblatt. Utilizing Hollywood movies, 1950's educational films, personal home movies and religious films, the filmmaker depicts his childhood fear of Jesus Christ. These childhood recollections of a Jewish youth are a point of departure for larger issues, including the roots of Christian anti-semitism. The film recontextualizes the history of Christianity by placing Jesus firmly in the Judaic tradition. 18 min.
Media Resources Center Video/C 7838

Kinnard, Roy
Divine images: a history of Jesus on the screen / by Roy Kinnard and Tim Davis. New York, NY: Carol Pub. Group, c1992.
Main Stack PN1995.9.J4.K5 1992

Kreitzer, L. Joseph (Larry Joseph)
Pauline images in fiction and film: on reversing the hermeneutical flow / Larry J. Kreitzer. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, c1999. biblical seminar ; 61
Main Stack PN56.B5.K74 1999

Loughlin, Gerard.
Alien sex: the body and desire in cinema and theology / Gerard Loughlin. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2004. Challenges in contemporary theology. Electronic location:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003015211.html
Main Stack BT741.3.L68 2004

Lyden, John
Film as religion: myths, morals, and rituals / John C. Lyden. New York: New York University Press, c2003.
Main Stack PN1995.5.L89 2003
Full text available online (UCB users only)

Malone, Peter.
Movie Christs and antichrists / Peter Malone. New York: Crossroad, 1990.
Moffitt PN1995.9.J4.M35 1990

Marsden, Michael T.
"Western Films: America's Secularized Religion." In: Movies as artifacts: cultural criticism of popular film / edited by Michael T. Marsden, John G. Nachbar, and Sam L. Grogg, Jr. pp: 105-114, Chicago: Nelson-Hall, c1982
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982

Martin, Thomas M.
Images and the imageless: a study in religious consciousness and film / Thomas M. Martin. 2nd ed. Lewisburg [Pa.]: Bucknell University Press ; London: Associated University Presses, c1991.
Main Stack PN1995.5.M37 1991

May, John R.
Nourishing faith through fiction: reflections of the Apostles' Creed in literature and film / John R. May. Franklin, Wis.: Sheed & Ward, c2001. Communication, culture & theology.
Main Stack PN49.M389 2001

McDonogh, Gary W. Wong, Cindy Hing-yuk.
"Religion and Representation in the Filmic South." In: Images of the South: constructing a regional culture on film and video / Karl G. Heider, editor. pp: 24-54 Athens: University of Georgia Press, c1993. Southern Anthropological Society proceedings ; no. 26
Anthropology PB1995.9.S66.I4 1993

Mckee, Gabriel
The Gospel according to science fiction : from The twilight zone to the final frontier Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
MAIN: PS374.S35 M4 2007

Miles, Margaret Ruth.
Seeing and believing: religion and values in the movies/ Margaret R. Miles. Boston: Beacon Press, c1996.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.M56 1996
Contents: pt. I. Religion in popular film. Moving shadows: religion and film as cultural products -- "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?": The Last temptation of Christ; Jesus of Montreal -- Seeing (as if) with our own eyes: The Mission; Romero -- Not with my other: representing Islam and Judaism in a dominantly Christian society: Not without my daughter; The Chosen; Chariots of fire -- There is a bomb in Gilead: Christian fundamentalism in popular film: The Handmaid's tale; The Rapture. pt. II. Race, gender, sexuality, and class in popular film. "Older, wiser, stronger": representation and self-representation: The Long walk home; Daughters of the dust -- Good clean fun: Love in popular film: Thelma and Louise; The Piano -- Bodies, pleasures, and pains: Jungle fever; Paris is burning -- What you see is what you get: religion and values in movies.

Moses, Gavriel
"The Bible as cultural objects(s) in cinema." In: A companion to literature and film / edited by Robert Stam, Alessandra Raengo. Malden, MA ; Oxford: Blackwell Pub., 2004. Blackwell companions in cultural studies ; 7
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004017778.html
Main Stack PN1995.3.C65 2004

New image of religious film
John R. May, editor. Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, c1997. Communication, culture & theology.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.N48 1997

Nolan, Steve.
Film, Lacan and the subject of religion : a psychoanalytic approach to religious film analysis London ; New York : Continuum, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.5 N65 2009

O'Brien, Catherine
The celluloid Madonna : from scripture to screen / Catherine O'Brien. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, c2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN1995.9.M33 O27 2011

Paietta, Ann Catherine
Saints, clergy, and other religious figures on film and television, 1895-2003 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005.
Main PN1995.9.S234 P35 2005

Pavlik, Katherine B.
"The Bible into Film: 'Bring on the Dancing Girls' or 'Throw Them to the Lions, Sire'." In: Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (6th: 1981: Tallahassee, Fla.) Transformations in literature and film : selected papers from the Sixth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / edited by Leon Golden. pp: 84-97 Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1982.
Main Stack PN1995.3.F55 1981

Plate, S. Brent
Religion and film : cinema and the re-creation of the world / S. Brent Plate. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.5.R4 P53 2008

Powers, Stephen
"Religious Decline?" In: Hollywood's America : social and political themes in motion pictures / by Stephen Powers, David J. Rothman, and Stanley Rothman. Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.P67 1996
PFA PN1995.9.S6.P67 1996

Prigent, Pierre.
Ils ont filme l'invisible : la transcendance au cinema Paris : Cerf, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995.5 .P75 2003

Recent releases : the Bible in contemporary cinema
Edited by Geert Hallbäck and Annika Hvithamar. Sheffield : Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 R387 2008

Reinhartz, Adele
Jesus of Hollywood Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
MAIN: PN1995.9.J4 R45 2007
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006014395.html

Reinhartz, Adele
Scripture on the silver screen / Adele Reinhartz. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, c2003.
Main Stack PN1995.5.R45 2003

Reframing theology and film : new focus for an emerging discipline
Robert K. Johnston, editor. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2007.
Main Stack PN1995.5.R43 2007
Contents: Seeing and believing / Craig Detweiler -- The colors of sound / Barry Taylor -- World cinema / Gaye Williams Ortiz -- Letters on better movies / Sara Anson Vaux -- Film and the subjective turn / Gordon Lynch -- Hollywood chronicles / Terry Lindvall -- On dealing with what films actually do to people / Clive Marsh -- Polanyi's personal knowledge and watching movies / Rebecca Ver Straten-McSparran -- Peliculas; A gaze from reel to real? / Catherine M. Barsotti -- Theology and film / John Lyden -- From film emotion to normative criticism / Mitch Avila -- From Bultmann to Burton, demythologizing the big fish / Christopher Deacy -- Shaping morals, shifting views / Rose Pacatte, FSP -- Within the image / Gerard Loughlin -- Transformative viewing / Robert K. Johnston.

The religion and film reader
Edited by Jolyon Mitchell and S. Brent Plate. New York ; London : Routledge, 2007.
Main Stack PN1995.5.R457 2007
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0712/2007007857.html

Religion and popular culture in America
Edited by Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan. Rev. ed. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.
Main Stack BL2525.R4613 2005
Moffitt BL2525.R4613 2005
Contents: The Oriental monk in American popular culture / Jane Naomi Iwamura -- Consecrating consumer culture: Christmas television specials / Robert J. Thompson -- Re-mythologizing the divine feminine in The Da Vinci code and The secret life of bees / Jennie S. Knight -- Like a sermon: popular religion in Madonna videos / Mark D. Hulsether -- Evangelicals and popular music: the contemporary Christian music industry / William D. Romanowski -- The internet and Christian and Muslim communities / Greg Peterson -- The cross at Willow Creek: seeker religion and the contemporary marketplace / Stewart M. Hoover -- It's about faith in our future: Star trek famdom as cultural religion / Michael Jindra -- Losing their way to salvation: women, weight loss, and the salvation myth of culture lite / Michelle M. Lelwica -- An American apotheosis: sports as popular religion / Joseph L. Price -- The church of baseball, the fetish of Coca-Cola, and the potlatch of rock 'n' roll / David Chidester -- The disguise of vengeance in Pale rider / Robert Jewett -- Rap music and its message: on interpreting the contact between religion and popular culture / Anthony Pinn -- The gender dynamics of the Left behind series / Amy Johnson Frykholm -- Conclusion: establishing a dialogue about religion and popular culture / Jeffrey H. Mahan

Religion in film
Edited by John R. May and Michael Bird 1st ed Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c1982
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.R4 1982
Moffitt PN1995.9.R4.R4 1982

Religion in literature and film in South Asia
Edited by Diana Dimitrova. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PK5410.R4 R45 2010

Representing religion in world cinema: filmmaking, mythmaking, culture making
Edited by S.... ist Palgrave Macmillan ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Religion/culture/critique ; 2
Main Stack PN1995.5.R47 2003
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Rosenberg, Joel.
"What the Bible and Old Movies Have in Common." In: Beyond the biblical horizon : the Bible and the arts / edited by J. Cheryl Exum. Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 1999.
Main Stack NX661.B48 1999

Runions, Erin.
How hysterical: identification and resistance in the Bible and film / Erin Runions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Religion/culture/critique.
Main Stack PN56.S48.R86 2003

Ryan, Judylyn S.
Spirituality as ideology in Black women's film and literature Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2005.
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Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip057/2005001760.html

Sanders, Theresa
Celluloid saints: images of sanctity in film / Theresa Sanders. 1st ed. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.S345 2002
Contents: What is a saint? -- Celluloid saints -- Holy blood -- Ascetics and mystics -- Make disciples of all nations -- The miracle worker -- Blessed are the poor -- Saints and Auschwitz -- Hail Mary -- Saint or psychotic?.

Sayre, Nora.
"Cold War Biblicals." In: Running time: films of the Cold War / Nora Sayre. New York: Dial Press, c1982.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.S315 1982

Schreck, Nikolas.
The satanic screen London : Creation, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 S342 2001

Scott, Bernard Brandon, 1941-
Hollywood dreams and biblical stories / Bernard Brandon Scott. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c1994.
Moffitt PN1995.9.R4.S36 1994

Screening scripture: intertextual connections between scripture and film
Edited by George Aichele and Richard Walsh. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, c2002.
Main Stack PN1995.5.S35 2002

Screening the sacred: religion, myth, and ideology in popular American film
Edited by Joel W. Martin, Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.
Main Stack PN1995.5.S36 1995
Contents: 1. On finding a non-American revelation : end of days and the Book of Revelation / Richard Walsh -- 2. Of Gods and demons : blood sacrifice and eternal life in Dracula and the Apocalypse of John / Tina Pippin -- 3. Atomic anxiety in Cold War Britain : science, sin and uncertainity in nuclear monster films / Neal R. McCrillis -- 4. Alienation, sex, and an unsatisfactory ending : themes and features of stories old and new / Ralph J. Brabban -- 5. Coming-of-age in The Prince of Egypt / Jennifer Rohrer-Walsh -- 6. Sitcom mythology / George Aichele -- 7. Non-sense : total recall, Paul and the possibility of psychosis / Roland Boer -- 8. Gazing at impotence in Henry King's David and Bathsheba / Julie Kelso -- 9. Why girls cry : gender, melancholia, and sexual violence in Ezekiel 16 and Boys don't cry / Erin Runions -- 10. Meeting Patch again for the first time : purity and compassion in Marcus Borg, the Gospel of Mark, and Patch Adams / Jeffrey L. Staley -- 11. Learning from the Life of Brian : saviors for seminars / Carl Dyke -- 12. The characterization of Martin Riggs in Lethal weapon 1 : an archetypal hero / Fred Burnett -- 13. Paradoxical protagonists : Sling blade's Karl and Jesus Christ / Mark Roncace.

The silents of God: selected issues and documents in silent American film and religion, 1908-1925
Compiled by Terry Lindvall. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.5.S58 2001

Sison, Antonio D.
Screening Schillebeeckx : theology and third cinema in dialogue New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
MAIN: PN1995.5 .S625 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0659/2006044751-t.html

Staley, Jeffrey Lloyd
Jesus, the Gospels, and cinematic imagination : a handbook to Jesus on DVD Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
MAIN: PN1995.9.J4 S73 2007; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007004984.html

Tatum, W. Barnes.
Jesus at the movies: a guide to the first hundred years / W. Barnes Tatum. Santa Rosa, Calif.: Polebridge Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN1995.9.J4.T37 1997

Teaching religion and film
Edited by Gregory J. Watkins. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Main Stack PN1995.5.T37 2008
Contents: What are we teaching when we teach : "religion and film"? / William L. Blizek and Michele Desmarais -- Teaching religion and film : a fourth approach / Conrad Ostwalt -- Teaching Biblical tourism : how sword-and-sandal films clouded my vision / Alice Bach -- Designing a course on religion and cinema in India / Gayatri Chatterjee -- Buddhism, film, and religious knowing : challenging the literary approach to film / Francisca Cho -- Pedagogical challenges in finding Christ figures in film / Christopher Deacy -- Film and the introduction to Islam course / Amir Hussain -- Is it all about Love Actually? : sentimentality as problem and opportunity in the use of film for teaching theology and religion / Clive Marsh -- Women, theology, and film : approaching the challenge of interdisciplinary teaching / Gaye Williams Ortiz -- Seeing is believing, but touching's the truth : religion, film, and the anthropology of the senses / Richard M. Carp -- There is no spoon? : teaching The Matrix, postperennialism, and the spiritual logic of late capitalism / Gregory Grieve -- Teaching film as religion / John C. Lyden -- Filmmaking and world making : re-creating time and space in myth and film / S. Brent Plate -- Introducing theories of religion through film : a sample syllabus / Gregory J. Watkins -- Touching evil, touching good / Irena S. M. Makarushka -- Teaching ethics with film : a course on the moral agency of women / Ellen Ott Marshall -- Searching for peace in films about genocide / Jolyon Mitchell.

Vollmer, Ulrike.
Seeing film and reading feminist theology : a dialogue New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Wall, James McKendree
Church and cinema; a way of viewing film, by James M. Wall. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans [1971]
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Walsh, Richard G.
Reading the Gospels in the dark: portrayals of Jesus in film / Richard Walsh. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, c2003.
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War games: Hollywood's power and philosophy [videorecording]
Presented by Reel to Real Ministries. Gainesville, FL: Reel to Real Ministries [production company] ; Cleveland: American Portrait Films [distributor], c1992. VHS. Unholy Hollywood [videorecording] ; 1
Media Center VIDEO/C 3559
"An expose of the spiritual realities behind Hollywood entertainment. Seeks to expose sin, inspire repentance, and present a compelling strategy for reforming the arts."

Weisenfeld, Judith.
Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929-1949 Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
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Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006037488.html What should we believe?: religious motifs in Ingmar Bergman's films / Astrid Söderbergh Widding

Widding, Astrid Söderbergh
"What should we believe?: religious motifs in Ingmar Bergman's films." In: Ingmar Bergman revisited : performance, cinema and the arts / edited by Maaret Koskinen ; foreword by Liv Ullmann. London : Wallflower, 2008.
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Wright, Melanie Jane
Religion and film : an introduction London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
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Journal Articles: Religion

Alston, Macky
"Filmmaking as Spiritual Practice and Ministry." Cross Currents, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 76-83, Spring 2004
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Anker, Roy M.
"Lights, Camera, Jesus." (Film Portrayals Of Jesus) Christianity Today May 22, 2000 V44 I6 P58 (3954 Words)
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Austin, Ronald (ed.).
"Screening Mystery: The Religious Imagination in Contemporary Film." Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. 20 1998 Summer.

Bazin, Andre.
"Cinema and Theology." South Atlantic Quarterly. 91 (2): 393-407. 1992 Spring.

Beavis, Mary Ann.
"'Angels Carrying Savage Weapons': Uses of the Bible in Contemporary Horror Films." Journal of Religion and Film. 7 (2): 29 paragraphs. 2003 Oct.

Bendle, Mervyn F.
"The Apocalyptic Imagination and Popular Culture." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol XI, Fall 2005

Berkey-Gerard, Mark
"Woody Allen & the sacred conversation: if God has a sense of humor, who gets it?" The Other Side Jan-Feb 1997 v33 n1 p60(3) (1848 words)
"The films of Woody Allen tie comedy to theology. The combination is rare in Western culture but important because it reveals the nature of human beings. Most moral questioning is dry and serious. Allen's is entertaining and comic and suggests that God, too, has a sense of humor. An understanding of God is incomplete unless it includes the comedy of life." [Expanded Academic Index]

Blake, Richard.
"From Peepshow to Prayer: Toward a Spirituality of the Movies."Journal of Religion and Film, Vol. 6 No. 2 October 2002

Blake, Richard Aloysius.
"Ingmar Bergman's Post-Christian God: Silent, Absent, and Female." Religion and the Arts. 1 (3): 27-45. 1997 Summer.

Blake, Richard Aloysius.
"Looking for God: Profane & Sacred in the Films of Woody Allen." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 19 no. 2. 1991 Summer. pp: 58-66.

Blake, Richard Aloysius.
"Redeemed in blood. The sacramental universe of Martin Scorsese." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol XXIV nr 1 (Spring 1996); p 2-9
Explores the relationship between Catholicism and the films of M.S., focusing on how the Catholic elements in his films express his perception of himself and the world.
For other works dealing with Catholicism and the films of M. Scorsese see separate Scorsese bibliography

Bottomore, Stephen
"Projecting for the Lord - the work of Wilson Carlile." Film History Vol XIV nr 2 (2002); p 196-209
Traces the career of one of the first ministers to make use of the film medium: Wilson Carlile.

Brunstad, Paul Otto
"Jesus in Hollywood – The Cinematic Jesus in a Christological and Contemporary Perspective." Studia Theologica Volume 55, Number 2 / December 1, 2001 Pages: 145 - 156

Buckley, William F.Jr.
"Looking for God in Hollywood." (Column) National Review June 30, 1997 v49 n12 p59(1) (855 words)
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"New York Post film critic Michael Medved made a documentary about the manner in which religion in portrayed in motion pictures. The film shows scenes from 50 movies. Hollywood overwhelmingly portrays religion in a negative light."

Carreras-Kuntz, María Elena de las
"The Catholic vision in Hollywood: Ford, Capra, Borzage and Hitchcock."Film History Vol XIV nr 2 (2002); p 121-135
Deals in detail with a particularly Catholic vision of four well-known Hollywood directors: Ford, Capra, Borzage and Hitchcock.

Cheng, Scarlet .
"Rending the Veil: The Search for the Spiritual in Recent Cinema." World and I April 1999 v14 i4 p116
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"Hollywood is always searching for attention-grabbing concepts it can sell an audience in a preview trailer and advertising campaign, but such exciting advertisements do not make a film a certain success. The 1998 Robin Williams movie "What Dreams May Come" was visually pleasing but its plot was confusing. Other 1998 movies dealing with the afterlife, angels or ghosts, also failed." [Expanded Academic Index]

Comstock, W. Richard.
"Religious Transcendence and the Horizons of Culture: Observations on the Role of Religion in American Film." Revue Française d'Etudes Americaines. 6 (12): 275-289. 1981 Oct.
"Discusses film as a means to express, in D. W. Griffith's words, "currency"; traces its ability to influence religious thought and political ideals; and summarizes the history of the medium since 1896." [America: History and Life]

de las Carreras Kuntz, María Elena.
"The Catholic Vision in Hollywood: Ford, Capra, Borzage and Hitchcock." Film History, 2002, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p121, 15p
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Eby, Lloyd.
"Is Hollywood hostile to religion?" Current July-August 1998 n404 p26(4)
"The movie industry's conflicting attitudes towards religion illustrate the uneasy relationship between the two sectors. While the industry has produced films that malign religion, some producers have also created movies that emphasize the importance of religion and spirituality." [Expanded Academic Index]

Elkin, Frederick
"God, Radio, and the Movies" Hollywood Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2. (Winter, 1950), pp. 105-114.
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Elliott, Andrea.
"Muhammad At the Movies: Venerated, and Animated." (Metropolitan Desk) The New York Times Nov 15, 2004 pB1(L) col 01 (23 col in)

Forshey, G.
"Popular religion, film and the American psyche." The Christian Century v. 97 (April 30 1980) p. 489-93

Geier, Thom.
"Hollywood hosannas: why are filmmakers suddenly respectful about matters of faith?" (religion in motion pictures) U.S. News & World Report Jan 26, 1998 v124 n3 p73(2) (941 words)
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Gravett, Sharon L.
"The Sacred and the Profane: Examining the Religious Subtext of Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.'" Literature-Film Quarterly v26, n1 (Jan, 1998):38 (8 pages).
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The religious subtext of Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' has been overlooked in favor of discussion of other more obvious genres. 'Blade Runner' draws on the creation story in Genesis, but also on the founding of the nation of Israel and the patriarch Israel. In 'Blade Runner' the replicants represent the new Adams and Eves, but there are parallels between Jacob, his twin brother Esau, Deckard and Batty.

Greeley, Andrew M.
"A God who plays it by ear." (various images of God in recent motion pictures)(The Catholic Imagination in Popular Film & Television) Journal of Popular Film and Television Summer 1991 v19 n2 p67(5)

Greeley, Andrew M.
Images of God in the Movies." The Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 1, No. 1 April 1997

Hall, Sheldon.
"Selling Religion: How To Market A Biblical Epic." Film History 2002 14(2): 170-185.
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"Describes the marketing and publicity for the film The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), one of the last of the epic Hollywood films with biblical themes. Director George Seaton insisted the film was exceptional in its reverence for the story of the life of Christ, but it was a critical and commercial failure that audiences found no different from other biblical spectacles." [America: History and Life]

Hjarvard, Stig.
"The mediatization of religion: enchantment, media and popular culture." Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook, 2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p3-8, 6p
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Jaffar, Ali.
"Babylon's turning.(religious movies are the latest trend in Hollywood)." Sight and Sound 16.1 (Jan 2006): 5(1).
The latest trend in Hollywood movies is that of religious movies like The Chronicles of Narnia, The passion of the Christ etc. The fastest money-spinner market for Hollywood movies is faith-based audiences.

Jenkins, Bill
"Jesus Christ, Superstar? Why the Gospels Don't Make Good Movies." Journal of Religion & Film; Oct2008, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p11-11, 1p
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Johnson, Brian D.
"Jesus on celluloid." Maclean's March 8, 2004 p28(2)

Jump, Herbert A.
"The religious possibilities of the motion picture." Film History Vol XIV nr 2 (2002); p 216
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Reprint of a pamphlet printed in 1910 by the minister of the South Congregational Church in New Britain, Conn. on the positive use of films.

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Celluloid religion: Two aspects of Christendom within popular Hollywood films." Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, 3, 1-12, 2008

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Christian communication in the popular cinema: Cross imagery, cruciform poses and pieta stances." Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, 4(1), 143-165. (2007)

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Christian dove symbolism in the popular cinema." Spirituality, 14(78), 185-189, 2008

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Hollywood Hermeneutics: A Religion-and-Film Genre for the 21st Century." Film Journal, vol. 1, no. 11, pp. [no pagination], Winter 2005

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The holy cinema: Christianity, the Bible and popular films." Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review, 38(2), 182-205.(2006).
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Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Religious Film Fears 1: Satanic Infusion, Graven Images and Iconographic Perversion." Quodlibet Journal Volume 5 Number 2-3, July 2003

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Religious Film Fears 2: Cinematic Sinfulness." Quodlibet Journal Volume 5 Number 4, October 2003

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Religious Film Fears 3: Being Sacrilegious, Criticising or Devaluing the Faith." Quodlibet Journal Volume 7 Number 2, April - June 2005

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Religious film fears 4: Abandoning orthodoxy, paganisation and the ascendancy of post-Christian culture." Quodlibet Journal, 8, 1-9. 2009

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Sacred cinema: Exploring Christian sensibilities within popular Hollywood films." Journal of Beliefs & Values, 28(2), 195-208, 2007.
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Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"Sacred subtexts and popular film: a brief survey of four categories of hidden religious figurations." Journal of Contemporary Religion Volume 18, Number 3 / October 2003
"Sacred subtexts have had a long and honourable history in popular cinema, but they have not always been easily recognised by audiences. The critical literature was reviewed and four taxonomic categories of subtexts were identified, selected, and explicated herein, namely: (a) Christ-figures, (b) New Testament-figures, (c) Old Testament/Hebraic figures, and (d) Buddhist parallelism. An ad hoc survey of these subtextual religious figurations proved to be numerous, complicated, and insightful. As an act of applied cinema, their pursuit is useful for a post-millennial religious education tailored for the video generation. Further research into what pop culture's cinematic sages are saying about contemporary religiosity was recommended, whether as an academic pursuit or a Christian duty to scrutinise the signs of the times (Matt. 16_3)." [Ingenta]

Kozlovic, Anton Karl
"The Structural Characteristics of the Cinematic Christ-figure." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol VIII, Fall 2004
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Christ-figures are built into many popular films, particular in the science fiction genre, but they are frequently ignored by critics, unappreciated by film fans, or resisted by anti-religionists. Conversely, believers sometimes want to see them where none credibly exist, thus religiously distorting their reading of the films. So, what can be legitimately called a cinematic Christ-figure? Previous calls for research into this area have been overlooked, but given the pervasiveness of Christ-figure films today, it is now opportune to address that scholarly deficiency. Using textually-based, humanist film criticism as the analytical lens, the critical literature is reviewed, the popular cinema scanned, and twenty-five structural characteristics of the Christ-figure are identified and explicated. Numerous examples are used to illustrate the genre points raised. It is concluded that the Christ-figure film is a legitimate pop culture phenomenon, and that as a living genre, its usage will be undiminished in the foreseeable future. Further research into Christ-figures, holy subtexts and the emerging interdisciplinary field of religion-and-film is recommended.

Leab, Daniel J.
"Introduction: film and religion." Film History Vol XIV nr 2 (2002); p 119-228
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Special issue devoted to the treatment of religion by various filmmakers and societies

Lewis, Kevin
"Rev. Herbert Jump and the motion picture." Film History Vol XIV nr 2 (2002); p 210-215
Discusses the efforts of a Protestant minister, Rev. Herbert A. Jump to embrace the cinema as an educational medium to further the aims of his church. Followed by a reprint of Rev. Jump's pamphlet.

Lyden, John.
"To Commend or to Critique? The Question of Religion and Film Studies." Journal of Religion and Film. 1 (2): (no pagination). 1997 Oct.

Mahan, Jeffrey H.
"Celluloid Savior: Jesus in the Movies." Journal of Religion and Film. 6 (1): 40 paragraphs. 2002 Apr.
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McEver, Matthew
"The Messianic Figure in Film: Christology Beyond the Biblical Epic." The Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 2, No. 2 October 1998

Marsh, Clive.
"Religion, Theology and Film in a Postmodern Age: A Response to John Lyden." Journal of Religion and Film. 2 (1): (no pagination). 1998 Apr.

Martinez-Echazabal, Lourdes.
"The Politics of Afro-Cuban Religion in Contemporary Cuban Cinema." Afro-Hispanic Review. 13 (1): 16-22. 1994 Spring.

May, John R.
"Close Encounters: Hollywood and Religion after a Century." Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. 20: 87-100. 1998 Summer.

Matties, Gordon.
"Religion & Film: Capturing the Imagination." Journal of Religion and Film. 3 (1): (no pagination). 1999 Apr.

McEver, Matthew
"The Messianic Figure in Film: Christology Beyond the Biblical Epic." The Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 2, No. 2 October 1998
With the decline and fall of the religious epic, christology (the study of the person of Christ) in film has moved into genres outside of the biblical spectacular. Deliberate attempts to harmonize the Gospels and offer a literal rendition of the life of Jesus have proven mediocre to some and offensive to others. What has proven more successful is the Messianic Figure: a formula in which the central character is a non-conformist or unlikely redeemer who transforms lives and ultimately undergoes martyrdom. Four films offer the prototype of such a character: Cool Hand Luke (1967), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Dead Poets Society (1989), and most recently Sling Blade (1997).

Metz, Walter C.
"Adapting Genesis." Literature Film Quarterly, 2007, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p229-236, 8p
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Mitchell, Jolyon.
"Decolonising Religion in African Film." Studies in World Christianity, 2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p149-161, 13p

Mitchell, Jolyon.
"Portraying Religion and Peace in Russian Film." Studies in World Christianity, 2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p142-152, 11p
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Monserrate, Carey (ed. and introd.).
"The Passion of Cinema: Religion, Film, and Visual Ethics." Cross Currents. 54 (1): 4-156. 2004 Spring.

Moritz, Joshua M.
"Doubt, Deception, and Dogma: Science and Religion in Film." Theology & Science, Aug2009, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p207-212, 6p
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Mork, Gordon R.
"Dramatizing the Passion: From Oberammergau to Gibson." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 85-92, Spring 2005
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Morris, Michael.
"Looking for Reel Religion." Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. 20: 72-78. 1998 Summer.

"Motion-picture as a handmaid of religion."
Literary Digest v. 65 (May 15 1920) p. 46-7

Musser, Charles
"Passions and the passion play: theatre, film and religion in America, 1880-1900." Film History Vol V nr 4 (Dec 1993); p 419-456
On protestant attitudes towards the staging of passion plays in late 19th century America, and the effect the introduction of film had upon religious objections to the representation of the story.

Nelson, Richard Alan
"Commercial propaganda in the silent film: a case study of A Mormon maid (1917)." Film History Vol I nr 2 (1987); p 149-162
Discusses the film and the publicity for it as an example of propaganda against minority religions.

Nelson, Richard Alan
"Mormons as silent cinema villains: propaganda and entertainment." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television Vol IV nr 1 (1984); p 3-14
A number of films from the USA, UK and Denmark are examined to trace the anti-Mormon campaign during this period.

Niebuhr, Gustav.
"Spiritual values are in, but, please, no sermonizing; religious themes have a long history in Hollywood, but today's cinematic spirituality departs from chapter-and-verse literalism." The New York Times Sept 1, 1996 v145 s2 pH7(N) pH7(L) col 1 (48 col in)

Nolan, Steve.
"The Books of the Films: Trends in Religious Film-Analysis." Literature & Theology: An International Journal of Theory, Criticism and Culture. 12 (1): 1-15. 1998 Mar.

Norden, Edward.
"Holy Hollywood!" (filmmakers' view of religious beliefs) Commentary Nov 1992 v94 n5 p51(2)
"The motion picture industry traditionally omitted religious topics, in spite of openness to religion in the US. Two 1992 films, 'Sister Act' and 'A Stranger Among Us,' promote positive attitudes towards orthodox beliefs" [Expanded Academic Index]

Oakes, Edward T.
"Luther, the movie." First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life Jan 2004 i139 p20(2) (1131 words)
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Ostwalt, Conrad.
"Religion & Popular Movies." Journal of Religion and Film. 2 (3): (no pagination). 1998.

Ostriker, Alicia.
"Whither Exodus? Movies as Midrash." Michigan Quarterly Review. 42 (1): 139-50. 2003 Winter.

Pally, Marcia.
"The Cinema as Secular Religion." Cineaste: America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema. 23 (3): 32-33. 1998.

Peavy, C.D.
"The secularized Christ in contemporary cinema."Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol III nr 2 (Spring 1974); p 139-155

Plate, S. Brent.
"The Re-creation of the World: Filming Faith." Dialog: A Journal of Theology Volume 42 Page 155 - June 2003
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"This essay is about the connection of two worlds: the world "out there," and the re-created world seen on screen and experienced through religious myth and ritual. It is about the similarity between the way films are constructed and the way religious practices are constructed. Film and religion each begin with space and time, but re-create both: Film does this through cinematography, mise-en-scene, and editing, while religions achieve this by setting apart particular objects and periods of time, through the telling of stories, and the gathering together of people focused on a common object, text, or image. The hypothesis here is that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed, and vice versa.' [Blackwell]

Plate, S. Brent.
"Religion/Literature/Film: Toward a Religious Visuality of Film." Literature & Theology: An International Journal of Theory, Criticism and Culture. 12 (1): 16-38. 1998 Mar.
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Pointer, M.
"Good gods and bad." American Film Vol I nr 10 (Sept 1976); p 60-64
Hollywood's approach to religious films and religion in films.

"Reflections on the Uncritical Appropriation of Cinematic Christ-Figures: Holy Other or Wholly Inadequate?." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 13 (Summer 2006): NA.
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Reinhartz, Adele
"Jesus in Film: Hollywood Perspectives on the Jewishness of Jesus." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 2, No. 2 October 1998

Reinhartz, Adele
"Passion-ate Moments in the Jesus Film Genre." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 8 Special Issue No. 1 February 2004

Reinhartz, Adele
"Scripture on the Silver Screen." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 3, No. 1 April 1999

"Religion and the media."
Velvet Light Trap nr 46 (Fall 2000); p 1-91
Special issue addressing religion (Judeo-Christian) and/in contemporary film and other media

"Religion on film: new status of cinema.."
Time v. 82 (September 20 1963) p. 78-82

Rendleman, Todd.
"'I know y'all think I'm pretty square, but tuh, I believe what I believe': Images of Evangelicals in American Film." Journal of Media & Religion, 2008, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p271-291, 21p

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Renick, Kyle
"For Christ's Sake: A Brief History of Music for Jesus Movies." Film Score Monthly 9:3 [March 2004] p. 18-21, 23-24, 48

Rothman, Stanley.
"Is God Really Dead in Beverly Hills? Religion and the Movies" The American Scholar. 65 (2): 272-78. 1996 Spring.
"Hollywood filmmakers have mostly turned away from traditional Judeo-Christian religious traditions in films since the 1960s. Instead, current films seem to focus on the power of evil in the world, as in 'The Exorcist' and 'Rosemary's Baby' or the supernatural, as in 'Beetlejuice' and 'The Shining.' Science fiction films, such as 'Star Wars,' have replace God with the concept of omnipotent natural forces. Studies show that the number of film characters defined as practicing one of the major religions has declined from 19% between 1945-1956 to just 4% in films since 1976." [Expanded Academic Index]

Sabine, Maureen.
"Ingrid Bergman-A Modern Magdalene: 'Saint to Whore and Back Again' in Casablanca, The Bells of St. Mary's and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness." Theology & Sexuality: The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Christianity & Sexuality, Sep2006, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p63-78, 16p
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Shafer, Ingrid
"Introduction: the Catholic imagination in popular film and television." Journal of Popular Film and Television Summer 1991 v19 n2 p50(8)
Introduces the special issue by describing the concepts of Catholic and Protestant imaginations and analysing their implications for popular film and tv production and criticism.

Shafto, Sally.
"Artist as Christ/Artist as God-the-Father: Religion in the Cinema of Philippe Garrel and Jean-Luc Goddard." Film History, 2002, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p142, 16p
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"Sin and cinema." [religion through movies].
American Magazine v. 140 (December 1945) p. 156

Schroeder, Caroline T.
"Ancient Egyptian Religion on the Silver Screen: Modern Anxieties about Race, Ethnicity and Religion." Journal of Religion and Film. 7 (2): 25 paragraphs. 2003 Oct.

Shaw, Tony.
"Martyrs, Miracles, And Martians: Religion And Cold War Cinematic Propaganda In The 1950s."Journal of Cold War Studies 2002 4(2): 3-22.
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"Examines Cold War film propaganda in the 1950's, when the cinema was enjoying its last period as the dominant visual mass entertainment form in both the West and the East. This article concentrates on the role that religion played as a theme of propaganda, primarily in British and American movies, but also in some of the Soviet films released during the decade. The article explores the relationship between film output and state propagandists to show how religious themes were incorporated into films dealing with Cold War issues and considers how audiences received the messages contained within these films. The article therefore builds on scholarship of the 1990's that highlights the importance of ideas and culture during the Cold War by looking at the adoption and adaptation of religion as a tool of propaganda." [America: History and Life]

Singer, M.
"Cinema savior." [Jesus Christ in films, past and present]. Film Comment v. 24 (September/October 1988) p. 44-9

Smilgis, Martha
"Hollywood goes to heaven; filmmakers are haunting theaters with a horde of afterlife movies. Is it a search for the Almighty or just the almighty buck?" Time June 3, 1991 v137 n22 p70(2) (1306 words)
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Smith, Jeffery A.
"Hollywood Theology: The Commodification of Religion in Twentieth-Century Films." Religion and American Culture, Vol. 11, No. 2. (Summer, 2001), pp. 191-231.
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Sobchack, Vivian.
"Embodying transcendence: on the literal, the material, and the cinematic sublime." Material Religion, Jul2008, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p194-203, 10p
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Stone, Bryan P.
"Religion and Violence in Popular Film." Journal of Religion and Film. 3 (1): 43 paragraphs. 1999 Apr.

Stone, Bryan P.
"The Sanctification of Fear: Images of the Religious in Horror Films." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 5, No. 2 October 2001

Sullivan, Rebecca
"Celluloid sisters: femininity, religiosity, and the postwar American nun film." Velvet Light Trap nr 46 (Fall 2000); p 56-72
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"Assesses the representation of nuns in American films of the fifties and sixties, arguing that they made viable a contradictory ideology for women, at once passive and independent, at the border of old notions of femininity and new emphases on women's social concerns." [FIAF]

Toensing, Holly Joan.
"''Who Do You Say That I Am?'': Identity and Discipleship in The Last Supper and the Gospel of Mark' [1].(portrayal of Jesus Christ in movies)." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 14 (Fall 2006): NA.
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Tooze, G. Andrew.
"Moses and the Reel Exodus." Journal of Religion and Film. 7 (1): 51 paragraphs. 2003 Apr.

Torry, Robert
"The Wrath of God: Hollywood Religious Epics and American Cold War Policy." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 67-86, Summer 2005

Valenti, Peter.
"The Theological Rhetoric of "It's a Wonderful Life"." Film Criticism, Winter81, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p23-34, 12p
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Wall, James M.
"Theology and film." Theology Today 62.1 (April 2005): 74(4).
Several academics and religionists who are not willing to give any space for American movies in their publications often dismiss them, even though movies are important for the American public. There is a need for the evocative power of the arts, including film so that inner souls can be focused upon.

Walliss, John.
"Celling the End Times: The Contours of Contemporary Rapture Films." Journal of Religion & Popular Culture Summer2008, Vol. 19
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Walliss, John.
"Celling the End Times: The Contours of Contemporary Rapture Films." Journal of Religion & Popular Culture, Summer2008, Vol. 19, p2-2, 1p
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Walsh-Pasulka, Diana.
""Passion Tickets Bear Mark of Beast!" Otherworldly Realism, Religious Authority and Popular Film." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 11 (Fall 2005): NA.
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Watkins, Greg
"Seeing and Being Seen: Distinctively Filmic & Religious Elements in Film." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 3, No. 2 October 1999

Williams, Peter W.
"Religion Goes to the Movies.." Religion and American Culture. 10 (2): 225-39. 2000 Summer.
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"Reviews five monographs on the portrayal of religion in films: Gregory D. Black's The Catholic Crusade against the Movies, 1940-1975 (1998), Gerald E. Forshey's American Religious and Biblical Spectaculars (1992), Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth, and Ideology in Popular American Film (1995) edited by Joel W. Martin and Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr., Margaret R. Miles's Seeing and Believing: Religion and Values in the Movies (1996), and Bernard Brandon Scott's Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories (1994). The works address the Legion of Decency's influence on the themes Hollywood pursued, the changing depictions of Jewish and Christian clergy and culture, and the cultural resonances of bibilical extravaganzas." [America" History and Life]

Wollheim, P.
"Latter-Day Screens: A History of Mormons and the Movies." Afterimage v. 33 no. 6 (May/June 2006) p. 26-9
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"The writer traces the history of Mormons and films. He charts the representation of Mormons in movies, from explicitly anti-Mormon themes in early Hollywood films to the current emergence of independent films targeted at a Mormon audience. He describes this independent cinema as a significant measure of Mormonism's new self-confidence and continuing cinematic savvy, in which creative energies and moral constraints mirror each other while also vying for domination. He concludes that Mormon cinema merits greater attention, given the larger interplay of religion, ethnicity, identity, and consumerism in American society." [Art Index]

Books and Videos: Myth

Andriano, Joseph
Immortal monster: the mythological evolution of the fantastic beast in modern fiction and film Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999.
MAIN: PS374.M544 A53 1999

Classical myth & culture in the cinema
Edited by Martin M. Winkler. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Ferrell, William K.
Literature and film as modern mythology Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2000.
Contents: Journey begins --In the beginning --Reading the novel and the film --Knights and heroes --Hope springs eternal --"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption" by Stephen King --Search for laughter --One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey --Romantic heroes never die --Shane by Jack Schaefer -- pt. 3.Rites of passage --Return to matriarchy --Color purple by Alice Walker --Finding yourself in a lost world --English patient by Michael Ondaatje --Steep hills of Thalia, Texas --Last picture show by Larry McMurtry --Morality and magic --"Good" politician is hard to find --All the king's men by Robert Penn Warren --Heaven comes to Iowa --Shoeless Joe/Field of dreams by W.P. Kinsella --Finding morality in a bullring --Sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway --Politics and the public --Being there by Jerzy Kosinski -- Closure.
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Mackey-Kallis, Susan.
The hero and the perennial journey home in American film Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2001.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H54 M33 2001

Books/Articles About Individual Films

The Apostle(Robert Duvall)

Blizek, William L.; Burke, Ronald
"The Apostle: : an interview with Robert Duvall." Journal of Religion and Film, 2 no 1 Ap 1998.\

Cormier, Michelle
"Black Song, White Song: Salvation Through The Radio in The Apostle and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Journal of Religion and Film, Vol. 6 No. 2 October 2002

Dougherty, Robin.
"The Apostle." Sight & Sound, June 1998, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p38-39, 2p
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Enright, Robert.
"The apostolic successful: Robert Duvall gets preachy." Border Crossings, May 1998, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p7-8, 2p
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Feaster, Felicia.
"The Apostle." Film Quarterly, Fall 1998, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p34-36, 3p
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Smith, Gavin.
"A lifetime in the moment." Film Comment; November/December 1997, Vol. 33, p30-40, 11p
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Steiner, Mark Allan.
"The Humiliation of the Faith: Representation and Evangelical Christianity in The Apostle." Journal of Communication & Religion, Sep2001, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p111-139, 29p
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The Da Vinci Code(Ron Howard)

Beal, Timothy K.
"Romancing The 'Code'." Chronicle of Higher Education, June 9 2006 supp, pB14-B15, 2p
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Bildhauer, Bettina.
"Detecting the Middle ages : The Da Vinci code, A Canterbury tale, The name of the rose." In: Filming the Middle Ages / Bettina Bildhauer. London : Reaktion Books, 2011
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Blake, Richard A.
"Broken Code." America, June 19-26 2006, Vol. 194 Issue 21, p20-21, 2p
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Ceccio, Joseph F.; Reep, Diana C.
"The Da Vinci Code-Novel into Film: New Popular Gospel." Popular Culture Review, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 27-35, 2010 Summer

Jackson, Kevin.
"The Da Vinci Code" Sight & Sound, July 2006, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p52-53, 2p
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Lane, Anthony.
"Heaven Can Wait." New Yorker, 5/29/2006, Vol. 82 Issue 15, p76-78, 3p
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McGowan, Todd
"The Case of the Missing Signifier." Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 48-66, 2008 Apr

Simonton, Dean Keith
"Cinematic Artifice Sans Psyche." PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 51 (34), 2006.
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Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (Robert Bresson)

Greatest Story Ever Told (George Stevens)

Baugh, Lloyd.
Imaging the divine : Jesus and Christ-figures in film / Lloyd Baugh. Kansas City, MO : Sheed & Ward, c1997.
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Darby, Ken.
Hollywood Holyland : the filming and scoring of The Greatest story ever told Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1992.
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"George Stevens." In: Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute / edited and with an introduction by George Stevens, Jr. New York : A. A. Knopf, 2006.
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Grace, Pamela.
"King of Kings (1961): spectacle and anti-spectacle." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Hall, Sheldon.
"Selling Religion: How To Market A Biblical Epic." Film History 2002 14(2): 170-185.
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"Describes the marketing and publicity for the film The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), one of the last of the epic Hollywood films with biblical themes. Director George Seaton insisted the film was exceptional in its reverence for the story of the life of Christ, but it was a critical and commercial failure that audiences found no different from other biblical spectacles." [America: History and Life]

Humphries-Brooks, Stephenson.
"The Greatest Story Ever Told: Suburban Jesus and the Mortgaged Gospel." In: Cinematic savior : Hollywood's making of the American Christ Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
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Kauffmann, Stanley.
"Nailing Him Up Again." New Republic; 3/6/65, Vol. 152 Issue 10, p32-34, 2p

Mikkelson, Douglas K.
""The greatest story ever told" : a silver screen gospel." Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2004.
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Moss, Marilyn Ann.
Giant : George Stevens, a life on film / Marilyn Ann Moss. Madison, Wis. : Terrace Books, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.S738 M67 2004

Petri, Bruce Humleker.
A theory of American film : the films and techniques of George Stevens / Bruce Petri. New York : Garland Pub., 1987.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 S77981 1987

Richie, Donald.
George Stevens; an American romantic. New York, Museum of Modern Art; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn. [1970]
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Walsh, Richard G.
"Romancing the past : The greatest story ever told and John." In: Reading the Gospels in the dark : portrayals of Jesus in film Harrisburg, PA : Trinity Press International, c2003.
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Hail Mary (Je Vous Salue, Marie) (Jean-Luc Godard)

Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand)

Auteur/provocateur : the films of Denys Arcand
Edited by André Loiselle and Brian McIlroy. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A735 A88 1995

Baugh, Lloyd.
Imaging the divine : Jesus and Christ-figures in film / Lloyd Baugh. Kansas City, MO : Sheed & Ward, c1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.J4 B38 1997

Grace, Pamela.
"The Gospel According to Matthew (1964) and Jesus of Montreal (1989): the alternative hagiopic." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Miles, Margaret R.
"Jesus of Montreal." In: Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles. Boston : Beacon Press, 1996.
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O'Brien, Tom.
"Jesus of Montreal." Film Quarterly, Fall90, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p47-50, 4p
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Staley, Jeffrey Lloyd.
"Jesus of Montreal, 1989." In: Jesus, the Gospels, and cinematic imagination : a handbook to Jesus on DVD / Jeffrey L. Staley and Richard Walsh. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
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Jesus Christ Superstar (Norman Jewison)

Baugh, Lloyd.
Imaging the divine : Jesus and Christ-figures in film / Lloyd Baugh. Kansas City, MO : Sheed & Ward, c1997.
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Goodacre, Mark S.
"Do you think you're what they say you are? : Reflections on Jesus Christ Superstar" Journal of Religion and Film, 3 no 2 O 1999

Grace, Pamela.
"Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and Jesus Christ Superstar (2000): the religious musical." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Huffman, James R. "Jesus Christ Superstar — Popular Art and Unpopular Criticism" The Journal of Popular Culture Volume VI, Issue 2, pages 259–269, Fall 1972
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Humphries-Brooks, Stephenson.
"Jesus Christ Superstar: The Cinematic Savior as Alienated Hero." In: Cinematic savior : Hollywood's making of the American Christ / Stephenson Humphries-Brooks. Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.J4 H86 2006

Kael, Pauline.
"Jesus Christ superstar." In: Popular culture and the expanding consciousness, edited by Ray B. Browne. New York, Wiley [1973]
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX504 .B671

Miller, Scott
"Jesus Christ Superstar." In: Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and musicals / Scott Miller. Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2011.
Music ML3918.M87 M55 2011

Nelson, B.
"Jesus Christ superstar: a turning point in music." In: Popular culture and the expanding consciousness, edited by Ray B. Browne. New York, Wiley [1973]
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX504 .B671

Paffenroth, Kim
"Film Depictions of Judas." Journal of Religion and Film Vol. 5, No. 2 October 2001 Villanova University

Staley, Jeffrey Lloyd.
"Jesus Christ Superstar, 1973." In: Jesus, the Gospels, and cinematic imagination : a handbook to Jesus on DVD / Jeffrey L. Staley and Richard Walsh. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
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Yang, Jayhoon
"Norman Jewison and Melvyn Bragg's Jesus in 1973 and Mark's Gospel" Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 17, pp. 39 paragraphs, 2007 Fall

King of Kings (DeMille)

Kundun (Martin Scorsese)

Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)

The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe

Alleva, Richard.
"No Tame Lion: 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.("It All Began with a Picture")." Commonweal 133.1 (Jan 13, 2006): 22(2).

Kaveney, Roz.
"Into the woods again.(The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)(Movie review)." TLS. Times Literary Supplement 5358 (Dec 9, 2005): 17(1).

Law, Shirley.
"Into the wardrobe: imagining and re-imagining Narnia.(The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)(Critical essay)." Metro Magazine 148 (Spring 2006): 10(8).
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McGrath, Charles
"The Narnia Skirmishes: C. S. Lewis and His Christianity-Laced 'Chronicles' Have Always Invited Interpretation and Controversy. Disney's Movie Version Won't Change That." New York Times Magazine, pp. 98-101, November 2005.

Moore, Caroline.
"War of the worlds: Caroline Moore finds the atheism of Philip Pullman more violently propagandist than the Christianity of C.S. Lewis.(Critical Essay)." Spectator 299 (Dec 24, 2005): 32(3).
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Newman, Kim.
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.(Movie Review)." Sight and Sound 16.2 (Feb 2006): 47(2).

Weinkopf, Chris.
"Movie Messiah: could the lion behind the new Narnia movie bring a springtime to Hollywood?." The American Enterprise 17.1 (Jan-Feb 2006): 35(4).

The Nun's Story

Donohue, Walter.
"Fred Zinnemann interviewed." In: Film-makers on film-making / edited by John Boorman and Walter Donohue. London : Faber and Faber, 1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .F43912 1996

The films of Fred Zinnemann : critical perspectives
Edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.Z56 F56 1999

"Fred Zinnemann."
In: Conversations with the great moviemakers of Hollywood's golden age at the American Film Institute / edited and with an introduction by George Stevens, Jr. New York : A. A. Knopf, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .A45

Gordon, Mary.
"Women of God." Atlantic Monthly, Jan2002, Vol. 289 Issue 1, p57-91, 31p
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Maynard, Richard A.
"The Nun's Story." In: Africa on film: myth and reality [edited by] Richard A. Maynard. Rochelle Park, N.J., Hayden Book Co. [c1974]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.A43 M31 1974

Nolletti, Arthur, Jr.
"Spirituality and style in "The Nun's Story."" Film Criticism, n1 1994, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3, p82-100, 19p
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Phillips, Gene D.
"Fred Zinnemann." In: Exiles in Hollywood : major European film directors in America / Gene D. Phillips.
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Rapf, Joanne E.
"Mythic figures: women and co-being in three films by Fred Zinnemann." Film Criticism, n1 1994, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3, p140-154, 15p
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Sinyard, Neil.
Fred Zinnemann : films of character and conscience / Neil Sinyard. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003.
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The Passion of Christ

Alba, Avri
"Representation and Responsibility." Australian Screen Education, Winter2004 Issue 35, p22-26, 5p
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Allen, Nicholas P.L.
"Gibson's Passion: flogging a dead horse?(movie director Mel Gibson and his movie "The Passion of the Christ")(Critical essay)." Journal of Literary Studies 21.1-2 (June 2005): 164(29).
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"This article attempts to place Gibson's The Passion of the Christ in a more objective context, by attempting to focus on the real significance of Gibson's film in the light of Christianity's theological import and its possible interpretation(s) for a contemporary Western world. In this regard, the film is evaluated from a number of interrelated perspectives, viz: Gibson's avowed intentions, historical accuracy, the known development of the canonical Gospels, the theological teachings of both contemporary and sectarian Catholics and most importantly, the phenomenon of the film itself. The author concludes that Gibson, who clearly views his faith through the mediation of often violent film imagery, rather than serious theological insights, has pandered to the needs of a cinema-going public that is largely incapable of responding to subtlety because it has become visually punch-drunk by so much celluloid brutality and technological special effects. As a result, this film undermines its own purpose of conversion to Christianity due to its message of hate, violence and bigotry. In addition, it has the potential to undermine any reconciliation between Jewish and Christian groups." [Expanded Academic Index]

Alleva, Richard
"Torturous: Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ'." (Screen)(Movie Review) Commonweal March 12, 2004 v131 i5 p18(2) (1536 words)
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"Anti-semitism and false alarms." (The public square: a continuing survey of religion, culture, and public life)(reaction to "The Passion of the Christ") First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life August-Sept 2004 i145 p92(2) (890 words)
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Arenas, Amelia.
"Between Pleasure and Horror: Watching Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. 12 (1): 1-15. 2004 Spring-Summer.

Bartchy, S. Scott.
"Where is the History in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ?" Pastoral Psychology, Mar2005, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p313-328, 16p
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Baugh, Lloyd.
Imaging the divine : Jesus and Christ-figures in film / Lloyd Baugh. Kansas City, MO : Sheed & Ward, c1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.J4 B38 1997

Beal, Timothy K.
"'The Passion': They Know Not What They Watch." Chronicle of Higher Education. 50 (28): B14-B15. 2004 Mar 19.

Berger, David
"Jews, Christians, and "The Passion"." (Movie Review) Commentary May 2004 v117 i5 p23(9) (7095 words)
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"Beyond the Passion of Our Christ." Africa News Service April 2, 2004 pNA (3244 words)
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Bosco, Mark.
"Brutally real: why 'The Passion' appeals to young people." (Movie Review) Commonweal May 7, 2004 v131 i9 p18(3) (1728 words)
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Boys, Mary C.
"I didn't see any anti-semitism": why many Christians don't have a problem with the Passion of the Christ." (Critical Essay)Cross Currents Spring 2004 v54 i1 p8(8) (2859 words)

Brintnall, Kent L.
"Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and the politics of resurrection." English Language Notes 44.1 (Spring 2006): 235-240.
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"A study compares Mel Gibson's 2004 film, 'The Passion of the Christ' with the Hollywood male-hero action genre to offer a reading of the codes of masculinity operating within the film. Reading Gibson's film alongside action films may help understand that the most politically troublesome image in the Christian symbolic is not the crucifixion, but rather the resurrection." [Expanded Academic Index]

Brown, Stephen J.
"Celluloid Jesus." Sight and Sound. 14 (4): 18. 2004 Apr.

Brown, William J.; Keeler, John D.; Lindvall, Terrence R.
"Audience Responses to The Passion of the Christ." Journal of Media & Religion, 2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p87-107, 21p

Callahan, Tim.
"Blood and passion: a review of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, and an analysis of who really killed Jesus." (Movie Review) Skeptic (Altadena, CA) Spring 2004 v11 i1 p85(2) (1970 words)
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Caterson, Simon.
"The persecution of the martyr." (The Passion of the Christ)(Movie Review)Quadrant April 2004 v48 i4 p73(3) (1740 words)

Childs, Hal
"The Eye of Suffering: Reflections on The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral Psychology Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 329 - 335
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This reflection on Mel Gibson's Passion views the movie as myth and takes an archetypal perspective on the role of suffering in the deep transformation of both person and God. My approach is intentionally in contrast to most liberal reviewers who have taken issue with the movie from historical perspectives.

Christiansen, Drew.
"Reverence over reason? Jews question the Catholic reaction to 'The Passion of the Christ'." America August 2, 2004 v191 i3 p12 (1398 words)
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Cooper, Simon.
"Ecce Pomo: Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ is much more a product of this society than its proponents or critics would like to admit." (cooper's last)(Movie Review) Arena Magazine April-May 2004 i70 p50(2) (1753 words)

Cooper, Thomas.
"Of Anti-Semitism, Romans de Sade, and Celluloid Christianity: The Cases For and Against Gibson's Passion." Journal of Media and Religion 2005, Vol. 4, No. 4, Pages 251-268
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Although enormously successful at the box office and popular among most traditional Christians, Mel Gibson's feature film The Passion of the Christ also proved highly controversial due to its graphic violence, interpretation of scripture, and especially Gibson's depiction of Jewish characters. Indeed the allegations of anti-Semitism against the film and against Gibson are impetus for this research. A detailed empirical inspection of The Passion of the Christ compares the images of and dialogue by Jews, Romans, believers in Jesus, and others with a shot-by-shot analysis to assess whether the film or Gibson might be said to be anti-Semitic. Consideration of Nietzsche's (1901/1967) perspectivism, Goffman's (1974) framing, and the ethics of distribution and representation inform the analysis.

Corliss, Richard
"The Goriest Story Ever Told: Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is a well-made film. That doesn't mean you'll want to see it." (Arts/Movies)(Movie Review) Time March 1, 2004 v163 i9 p64 (1033 words)
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Cunningham, Philip A. .
"A dangerous fiction: 'The Passion of the Christ' and post-conciliar Catholic teaching." America April 5, 2004 v190 i12 p8 (1725 words)
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Denton-Borhaug, Kelly
"A Bloodthirsty Salvation: Behind the Popular Polarized Reaction to Gibson's The Passion." Journal of Religion and Film, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. [no pagination], Spring 2005

Donohue, John W.
"Of many things." ("The Passion of the Christ") , America April 19, 2004 v190 i14 p2 (682 words)
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Edelheit, J.A.
"The Passion of the Christ and Congregational Interfaith Relations." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies vol 33, no 3, 2005
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Edwords, Fred
"A dispassionate appraisal." ('The Passion of the Christ')(Movie Review) The Humanist May-June 2004 v64 i3 p40(2) (853 words)
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Fisher, Eugene J..
"After the maelstrom: Catholic-Jewish relations in the wake of a new film." America (190:12) 2004, 12-14. (2004)

Fox, Matthew.
"Mel Gibson's passion and fascism's piety of pain." (Jesus the Jew)(Movie Review) Tikkun May-June 2004 v19 i3 p41(3) (2389 words)
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Frohnen, Bruce.
"The Passion's severe mercy." (COMMENT) Modern Age Fall 2004 v46 i4 p374(8) (4397 words)
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Furedi, Frank.
"The Curious Rise of Anti-Religious Hysteria." Policy, Autumn2006, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p7-12, 6p
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Garber, Zev.; Mork, Gordon R.
"Dramatizing the Passion: From Oberammergau to Gibson. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p85-19, 8p
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Garber, Zev; Young, Gordon D.
"History, Archaeology, and Mel Gibson's Passion." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p74-19, 6p,
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Garber, Zev
"The Jewish Jesus: A Partisan's Imagination." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies; Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p137-19, 7p
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Garber, Zev; Jacobs, S.L.
"Jewish 'Officialdom" and The Passion of the Christ: Who Said What and What Did They Say?" Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies vol 23, no 3, 2005
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Garber, Zev.
"Mel Gibson's Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p71-19, 3p
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Garber, Zev; Moore, James F.
"Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. A Protestant Perspective. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p101-19, 4p
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Garber, Zev; Zuckerman, Bruce.
"Where are the Flies? Where is the Smoke? The Real and Super-Real in Mel Gibson's The Passion." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Spring2005, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p129-19, 8p
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Gilmour, Peter.
"Text and Context: The Passion of the Christ and Other Jesus Films." Religious Education, Summer2005, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p311-325, 15p
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Girard, Rene. Doran, Robert (translator).
"On Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology. 10 (1): (no pagination). 2004 Spring-Summer.

Glick, David
"Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ Seen Through Jewish Eyes." Pastoral Psychology Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 285 - 289
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Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has stirred up long simmering tensions between Christian, and Jews. This article, by someone of the Jewish faith who has for many years worked at a Presbyterian seminary, discusses Gibson's morbid—almost pornographic—fascination with violence, Gibson's theology of sin and atonement, and the dangers of Gibson's disparaging and inflammatory portrayal of Jews through the use of despicable stereotypes. Gibson's violence drenched Christianity is contrasted with a more tolerant Christianity rooted in love and justice.

Goodnight, G. Thomas.
"The Passion of the Christ Meets Fahrenheit 9/11: A Study in Celebrity Advocacy." American Behavioral Scientist, Nov2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p410-435, 26p

Grace, Pamela.
"Sacred savagery: The Passion of the Christ." (Critical Essay) Cineaste Summer 2004 v29 i3 p13(5) (4851 words)
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Grace, Pamela.
"The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Passion of the Christ (2004): the sacrificial hagiopic." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Greenberg, Irving.
"Anti-Semitism in 'The Passion': a rabbi reflects on Mel Gibson & the Gospels." (Critical Essay) Commonweal May 7, 2004 v131 i9 p10(4) (2697 words)
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Griffiths, A.
"The Revered Gaze: The Medieval Imaginary of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"." Cinema Journal v. 46 no. 2 (Winter 2007) p. 3-39
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Heschel, Susannah
"The Passion of America." (Jesus the Jew)(macho Jesus?)(Movie Review) Tikkun May-June 2004 v19 i3 p44(2) (997 words)
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Hitchens, Christopher.
"When Mel had a hammer: as Jesus is nailed to the cross, the hands wielding the hammer are those of Mel Gibson himself." (Op-Ed) Free Inquiry June-July 2004 v24 i4 p15(2)

Horowitz, Marc.
"Take, beat: the violent mission of Mel Gibson's Christ." Sound & Vision Oct 2004 v69 i8 p101(1)

Humphries-Brooks, Stephenson.
"The Passion of the Christ: Jesus as Action Hero." In: Cinematic savior : Hollywood's making of the American Christ / Stephenson Humphries-Brooks. Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.J4 H86 2006

Hutch, Richard
'Mel Gibsonrs's Big Gamble: The Passion of Christ." Pastoral Psychology Issue: Volume 53, Number 4 Date: March 2005, Pages: 337 - 340
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"Mel Gibson's film is a creative reworking of opportunities provided by migrating to Australia as a boy and a life-long desire to be reconciled to his father, Hutton Gibson. If the film is read as a study in psychology and biography, then biblical and theological critiques, along with contemporary politically correct stances towards what Gibson did, can be set temporarily aside in search of a larger trajectory of meaning implicit in the film. The embodied nature of the film, along with other violent films in which Gibson starred in the past three decades, points to wellsprings of "power in the blood." Violence becomes an idiom of reconciliation with authority. Gibson's relationship to his father plays a major role in such a reading of the film. A continuous reconciliation with his father is evident not only in thematic continuities over the course of Mel Gibson's professional acting career and starring roles. It also structures the director's construction of Christ's Passion. A desire "not to be forsaken" gives rise to this idiosyncratic and controversial film, itself a cinematic statement about Gibson's own personal spiritual torment." [Springer]

James, Nick.
"Hell in Jerusalem." Sight and Sound. 14 (4): 15-18. 2004 Apr.

Jesus and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: the film, the gospels and the claims of history
Edited by Kathleen E. Corley and Robert L . Webb. London ; New York: Continuum, 2004.
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Contents: Introduction:The Passion, the gospels, and the claims of history /Robert L. Webb and Kathleen E. Corley --pt. 1.The Passion as a film-viewing experience: responding to the film as a whole.Hymn to a savage God /John Dominic Crossan --The power of The Passion: reacting and over-reacting to Gibson's artistic vision /Mark Goodacre --pt. 2.The Passion as story: evaluating the film's characterization and plot.The flashbacks in The Passion: story and discourse as a means of explanation /Robert L. Webb --The betrayal of Jesus and the death of Judas /Scot McKnight --Satan and the demons /Mark Allan Powell --Mary and the other women characters /Kathleen E. Corley --The Jewish leaders /Alan F. Segal --Pilate and the Romans /Helen K. Bond --The trials of Jesus /Glenna S. Jackson --The procession and the crucifixion /Craig A. Evans --pt. 3.The Passion as art: considering the film's artistic influences.The Passion in the history of Jesus films /W. Barnes Tatum --The Passion, classical art and re-presentation /David J. Goa --The Passion and the influence of Emmerich's The dolorous Passion of our lord Jesus Christ /Robert L. Webb --Conclusion:The Passion, the gospels, and the claims of history /Kathleen E. Corley and Robert L. Webb.

Kauffmann, Stanley
"On Films - Gibson's Offering." (The Passion of the Christ)(Movie Review) The New Republic March 22, 2004 p22 (1078 words)
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Kille, D. Andrew
"More Reel than Real: Mel Gibsonrsquos The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral Psychology Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 341 - 350
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Responses to Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ have run the gamut from high praise to condemnation for excessive violence and antisemitism. Outlining some key observations of the psychology of antisemitism, this article explores how Gibson's film may or may not be antisemitic. It further explores whether Gibson's cinematic technique guides the viewer to a specific understanding of Jesus' crucifixion and its meaning, drawing on theories of meaning-making and interpretation proposed by Umberto Eco and Norman Holland and René Girard's theory of sacrificial violence and the scapegoat.

Kistner, Ulrike.
"The passion of The Passion--return of the public spectacle?(analysis of the movie "The Passion of the Christ")(Critical essay)." Journal of Literary Studies 21.1-2 (June 2005): 143(12).

Klawans, Stuart.
"Adaptation." (The Passion of the Christ)(Movie Review) The Nation March 29, 2004 v278 i12 p34 (1801 words)
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Klawans, Stuart.
"Blind faith." ("The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson)(Movie Review) Stuart Klawans. The Nation March 15, 2004 v278 i10 p34 (1778 words)
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Krondorfer, Bjorn
"Mel Gibson's alter ego: a male Passion for violence." (Critical Essay) Cross Currents Spring 2004 v54 i1 p16(6) (2486 words)
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Kurtz, Paul
"The Passion as a Political weapon: Gibson's film is extra-biblical and deceptive." (Movie Review) Free Inquiry June-July 2004 v24 i4 p50(4) (3675 words)

Leone, Massimo
"A Semiotic Comparison Between Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ and Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to Saint Matthew." Pastoral Psychology Issue: Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 351 - 360
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The purpose of this article is to draw a comparison between Mel Gibson's and Pier Paolo Pasolini's filmic representations of the Passion of Jesus through semiotic instruments of analysis.

Madden, Ronald
"The Passion of the Christ: A Modern Mystery Play." Journal of Religion and Health Volume 43, Number 3 September 2004 Pages: 247 - 252
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In a review article the author reflects upon the recent film by Mel Gibson in the tradition of the medieval mystery play. As the biblical story of human origins begins in a garden, so too does this story of the birth of a new creation brought into being by the suffering of Jesus. With an understanding and acceptance of Jesus' unique vocation as the Christ, Mary is a central figure of spiritual empowerment to her son as he fulfills his mission

Martin, James.
"Of many things." (Mel Gibson and "The Passion of the Christ") America March 8, 2004 v190 i8 p2 (682 words)
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Masson, Sophie
"Cathedral of the imagination: Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." (Critical Essay) Quadrant May 2004 v48 i5 p74(5) (4322 words)
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McDonald, Neil
"Mel Gibson's gospel." (Film)(The Passion of the Christ)(Movie Review) Quadrant April 2004 v48 i4 p70(3) (1977 words)

McFarlane, Brian
"Mel Gibson's passion and 'the passion of the christ': in view of the extraordinary lead-up to The Passion of the Christ, it has been harder than usual to approach this film cold." (Critical Essay) Metro Magazine Spring 2004 i140 p14(6) (3121 words)
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Mel Gibson's Bible: religion, popular culture, and The Passion of the Christ
Edited by Timothy K. Beal and Tod Linafelt. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2006.
MAIN: BR115.C8 M278 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0513/2005014261.html

Mel Gibson's Passion : the film, the controversy, and its implications
Edited by Zev Garber. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2006.
MAIN: PN1997.2.P39 M45 2006; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip061/2005028575.html

Moore, J.F.
"Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: A Protestant Perspective." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol 23, no 3, 2005
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Morey, Anne.
"The languages of The Passion.(The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson)." English Language Notes 44.1 (Spring 2006): 241-245.
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"A study examines the rhetorical and generic consequences of the use of Latin, Aramaic and Hebrew, rather than English, in Mel Gibson's 2004 film, 'The Passion of the Christ'. It contends that the potential perversity of the choice of these ancient languages confers several hidden advantages, addressing concerns about ways of breathing new life into the Christ film, seizing the advantage of 'authenticity', and addressing foreign audiences within the idiom of the action film." [Expanded Academic Index]

Musselman, Elizabeth A. ,
"Bad little boys: the children of 'The Passion'." (Critical Essay)Commonweal May 7, 2004 v131 i9 p21(2) (1195 words)
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Newman, Herta
"The Gospel according to Mel Gibson." (analysis of the movie The Passion of the Christ)(Critical Essay) Midstream Nov-Dec 2004 v50 i7 p21(2) (1841 words)

Nickell, Joe.
"'Visions' behind The Passion." (Special Report)(Influence of "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" by Anne Catherine Emmerich, a vision-seeing nun, on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ") Skeptical Inquirer May-June 2004 v28 i3 p11(3) (2321 words)
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O'Brien, Geoffrey.
"Throne of Blood." Film Comment. 40 (3): 26-29. 2004 May-June.
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Ohad-Karny, Yael
"Anticipatingrdquo Gibsonrsquos The Passion of the Christ: The controversy over Cecil B. De Millersquos The King of Kings."Jewish History Volume 19, Number 2 June 2005 Pages: 189 - 210
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Cecil. B. De. Mille's epic production The King of Kings (1927), though not the first to recreate a Passion Play, raised first a quiet and then a more public Jewish outcry, which lead to rancor and, eventually, changes, if minor, in the film. The Anti-Defamation League also reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Producers Association allowing it to preview potentially problematic films. Jews were especially outraged at De Mille's pernicious portrayal of Caiaphas, but saw the film in its entirety as arousing anti-Semitism. De Mille himself felt misunderstood. By contrast, Mel Gibson's, The Passion of the Christ (2004), which uses cinema realite to create a sense of horror, evoked an immediate public uproar, although with no concessions on Gibson's part. Following the story of reactions to The King of Kings compared to reactions to The Passion of the Christ provides important perspective on the evolving Jewish self image in the United States between 1927 and today.

Parenti, Michael.
"Jesus, Mel Gibson, & the demon Jew." (blood guilt)("The Passion of the Christ") The Humanist Sept-Oct 2004 v64 i5 p22(4) (2405 words)
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"The Passion of Christ" (special issue) Journal of Religion and Film

Phillips, Kendall R.
"Mel Gibson's The passion of the Christ." In: Controversial cinema : the films that outraged America / Kendall R. Phillips. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 P45 2008

Pizzato, Mark
"A Post-9/11 Passion: Review of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral Psychology Volume 53, Number 4: March 2005 Pages: 371 - 376
"Gibson's film extends a long tradition of Euro-American passion plays and martyr dramas, related also to the ritual sacrifice of ldquogod-actorsrdquo in other cultures. Yet, the extreme violence of this popular religious movie involves the devotional dangers of cinematic sadomasochism and melodramatic paranoia, with Jews, Romans, and devils as villainous stereotypes-as well as the potential value of tragic catharsis-on a vast scale for today's mass-media audience, especially in the post-9/11 context." [Expanded Academic Index]

Pollitt, Katha .
"The protocols of Mel Gibson." The Nation March 29, 2004 v278 i12 p9 (1014 words)
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Prince, Stephen.
"Beholding Blood Sacrifice in The Passion of the Christ: How Real Is Movie Violence?" Film Quarterly, Summer2006, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p11-22, 12p
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Rambo, Lewis R.
"Engaging The Passion of the Christ: Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue." Pastoral Psychology Issue: Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 281 - 284
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Reinhartz, Adele
"Jesus of Hollywood - From D.W. Griffith to Mel Gibson." (Critical Essay) . The New Republic March 8, 2004 p26 (3862 words)
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Re-viewing The passion : Mel Gibson's film and its critics
Edited by S. Brent Plate. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Main Stack PN1997.2.P39.R4 2004
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/hol052/2004057277.html

Rhonheimer, M.
"Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ": A Plea for Fairness." Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Winter 2005
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Robertson, Stuart D.
"A view from the pew on Gibson's Passion.(The Passion of the Christ)(Mel Gibson)." Shofar 23.3 (Spring 2005): 105(5).
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Ronan, Marian
"Mel Gibson's Passion and the Many Uses of Christ's Suffering." Pastoral Psychology Issue: Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 377 - 380
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" Many Christians resonated with Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ. The film's sympathetic portrayal of Pontius Pilate reinforces the sense of victimization Americans have experienced since 9/11, however, and obscures the real meaning of Christ's suffering."

Sandmel, David Fox
"Jews, Christians, and Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"." Judaism 53,1-2 (2004) 12-20

Sandmel, David Fox
"Jews, Christians, and Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.: Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought Wntr-Spring 2004 v53 i1-2 p12(9) (4021 words)
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Segal, Alan F.
"'How I Stoppedworrying about Mel Gibson and Learned to Love the Quest for the Historical Jesus': A Review of Mel Gibson'S the Passion of the Christ." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, Vol. 2, No. 2, 190-208 (2004)
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The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson has proven to be a mass-cultural phenomenon. This article compares it with the recent film The Gospel of Johnand then evaluates the film under three rubrics: (1) artistic and religious merit, (2) historical accuracy, and (3) anti-Semitism. The relationship between these two films and the problem of the historical Jesus is investigated.

Shargel, Raphael
"The exaltation of brutality." (On Screen)(The Passion of the Christ)(Movie Review) The New Leader March-April 2004 v87 i2 p32(3) (2656 words)
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Shepherd, David.
"From Gospel to Gibson: An Interview with the Writers Behind Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ." Religion & the Arts, Sep2005, Vol. 9 Issue 3/4, p321-331, 11p
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Snyders, F.J.A.
"The Passion of the Christ: behind the mask of violence.(Critical essay)." Journal of Literary Studies 21.1-2 (June 2005): 193(8).
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"The film The Passion of the Christ is discussed in terms of its possible provocative and hidden messages in the service of particular interest groups and political alliances. Violence is viewed as persuasive communication, and the possible psychological effects of such a search for power and dominance are illustrated." [Expanded Academic Index]

Steyn, Mark .
"Seeing salvation." (Cinema)(Movie Review) Spectator March 27, 2004 v294 i9164 p68(2) (1116 words)

Stichele, Caroline Vander; Penner, Todd.
"Passion for (the) Real? The Passion of the Christ and Its Critics." Biblical Interpretation, 2006, Vol. 14 Issue 1/2, p18-36, 19p;
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Strijdom, Johan.
"Suffering for a worthy cause?: the misplaced focus of Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.(movie actor and director Mel Gibson)(Critical essay)." Journal of Literary Studies 21.1-2 (June 2005): 155(9).
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"This contribution offers an ideological criticism of Gibson's The Passion of the Christ from the perspective of historical Jesus studies. It is argued that Gibson's fundamentalistic hermeneutics gives rise to at least two ethical concerns that need critical reflection: the charge of anti-Semitism and the problematic doctrine of vicarious suffering. A social-historical paradigm, informed by the humanities, is offered as alternative." [Expanded Academic Index]

Stuart, Laird J.
"Reflections on The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral Psychology Issue: Volume 53, Number 4 March 2005 Pages: 381 - 383
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The purpose of this article is to offer pastoral reflections on the movie by Mel Gibson entitled The Passion of the Christ.

Walsh, Richard
"Wrestling with The Passion of the Christ At the movies with Roland Barthes and Mel Gibson." The Bible and Critical Theory Volume 1, No. 2, 2005
"Gibson offers his spectacle of Christ suffering as a reel sacrament. To do so, he writes the Hollywood passion hero and the legalistic Western Christian myth over Jesus, or lifts the sign of Jesus' suffering into those mythic orders. In the West, as Gibson's success shows, this myth often masquerades as the nature of things. This myth transforms us into bastards who consume the suffering of others at a safe distance. We can confess this myth, as if it were a hierophany, or we can wrestle with it, exposing it as an interpretation." [Expanded Academic Index]

Vander Stichele, Caroline; Penner, Todd
"Passion for (the) Real? The Passion Of The Christ and its Critics." In: The Bible in film-- the Bible and film / / edited by J. Cheryl Exum. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2006.
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Weeks, Andrew.
"Between God and Gibson: German Mystical and Romantic Sources of The Passion of the Christ." German Quarterly, Fall2005, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p421-440, 20p
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Wieseltier, Leon.
"The Worship of Blood - Mel Gibson's lethal weapon." (The Passion of the Christ)(Critical Essay) The New Republic March 8, 2004 p19 (2899 words)

Whalen, Tom .
"The Passion of Mel Gibson." Literature-Film Quarterly July 2004 v32 i3 p240(4)
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Mel Gibson's film, 'The Passion of the Christ' exposes its venerable cinematic underthings to the viewer. Gibson's film is capable of sustaining pain beyond normal human limits.

"Who Killed Jesus? Mel Gibson's powerful but troubling new movie, 'The Passion of the Christ,' is reviving one of the most explosive questions ever. What history tells us about Jesus' last hours, the world in which he lived, anti-Semitism, Scripture and the nature of faith itself." (Cover Story) Newsweek Feb 16, 2004 p44 (5116 words)
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Widdecombe, Ann .
"Mel Gibson and the passion: why the Jews are wrong." (Observations)(Critical Essay) New Statesman (1996) April 5, 2004 v133 i4682 p18(1) (689 words)
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Winchell, Mark Royden.
"Blood, Sweat, and Grace: Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ." In: God, man, and Hollywood : politically incorrect cinema from "The birth of a nation" to "The Passion of the Christ" Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2008.
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PFA PN1995.9.S6 W53 2008)

Woodward, Kenneth L.
"The Passion's passionate despisers." (Opinion)("The Passion of the Christ") First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life June-July 2004 i144 p13(4) (2656 words)
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Zuckerman, Bruce.
"Where are the flies? Where is the smoke? The real and super-real in Mel Gibson's The Passion.(The Passion of the Christ)." Shofar 23.3 (Spring 2005): 129(8).
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Ten Commandments (DeMille)

Joan of Arc: Various Films

Benson, Edward.
"Oh, what a lovely war! Joan of Arc on screen." In: The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy / edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray ; with a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
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Blaetz, Robin.
"Joan of Arc and the Cinema." In: Joan of Arc, a saint for all reasons : studies in myth and politics / edited by Dominique Goy-Blanquet. Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, c2003.
Main Stack DC105.9.J3713 2003

Blaetz, Robin.
Visions of the maid : Joan of Arc in American film and culture / Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.J57.B59 2001

Freeman, James A.
"Joan of Arc: Soldier, Saint, Symbolof What?" Journal of Popular Culture; Aug 2008, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p601-634, 34p
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Grace, Pamela.
"The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999): transcendence and exploitation." In: The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic / Pamela Grace. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 G73 2009

Harty, Kevin J.
"Jeanne au cinema." In: Fresh verdicts on Joan of Arc / edited by Bonnie Wheeler, Charles T. Wood. New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
Main Stack DC103.F75 1996

Maddox, Peggy.
"Retiring the Maid: The Last Joan of Arc Movie." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, vol. 3, pp. (28 paragraphs), Spring 2003.
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Margolis, Nadia.
Joan of Arc in history, literature, and film : a select, annotated bibliography. New York : Garland Pub., 1990.
Main Stack DC105.9.A12.M37 1990
Moffitt DC105.9.A12.M37 1990)

Margolis, Nadia.
"Trial by Passion: Philology, Film, and Ideology in the Portrayal of Joan of Arc (1900-1930)." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 445-93, Fall 1997

Naile, Karen E.
"Joan of Arc: her image throughout the Twentieth Century." Michigan Academician, 2001, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p32-32, 1p

Pipolo, Tony.
"Joan Of Arc: The Cinema's Immortal Maid.(Critical Essay) Cineaste v25, n4 (Fall, 2000):16.
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"A review of the video release of The Passion of Joan of Arc, a film directed by Carl Dreyer. Dreyer reduced Joan's story not only to the trial itself, but also to a nearly primal rendering of the situation of a young woman in a world of men, confronted with the most powerful patriarchal forces of her time. Adopting an unconventional visual style that involved a relentless, almost suffocating use of close ups and medium shots, Dreyer created a continual sense of fracture and disorientation that parallels the discordant, fraudulent nature of the trial. No other film on Joan is as bold or as genuinely disturbing." [from Art Index]

Richards, Sylvie L. F.
"Keeping Up with the Joans: The Maid of Orleans in Literature and Film." West Virginia University Philological Papers, vol. 47, pp. 37-43, 2001.

Zanger, Anat.
"Second Variation: Joan." In: Film remakes as ritual and disguise: from Carmen to Ripley / Anat Zanger. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2006.
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Jeanne la Pucelle (Jacques Rivette)

The Messenger (Luc Besson)

Alleva, Richard.
"Dames at War: 'The Messenger' & 'Dogma'.(Review)." Commonweal 126.22 (Dec 17, 1999): 17.
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Kern, Laura.
"The Messenger." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p72-72
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Llewellyn Barstow, Anne.
"The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.(Review)." American Historical Review 105.1 (Feb 2000): 324(2).

Maxwell, Ronald F.
"Joan of Arc -- The Messenger." History Today 50.4 (April 2000): 52.
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McDonald, Neil,
"Screeing Joan of Arc." Quadrant Magazine, Oct2004, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p68-71, 4p

Scalia, Bill.
"Contrasting Visions of a Saint: Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc and Luc Besson's The Messenger." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 181-85, 2004.
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The Passion of Joan of Arc


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