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In the month of June 2016 I added these 22 books to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, and the rest is from earlier Baring Our Souls: TV Talk Shows and the Religion of…
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In the month of June 2016 I added this 42 articles to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, but the rest is from the 1980’s “The Apostle”: An Interview with Robert Duvall by…
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The hero of Twister (1996) sniffs the wind, picks up a handful of dust and lets it fall slowly through his flagon before looking op into the sky, instinctively reading the natural signs that tell him when and when a tornado is brewing. His colleagues—a…
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For years, it was assumed that God was box-office poison, that the Lord was responsible for more Hollywood flops than Johnny Depp. But in the past two years things have changed. Low-budget movies that deal positively with faith – often made by Christians…
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The celluloid tapestry that Quentin Tarantino has woven for over two decades has gradually morphed into a working universe with its own distinct style, characters, and rules. Amid the outrageous violence and extravagant visual flair, there are numerous…
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In response to John Lyden’s paper, “To Commend or Critique? The Question of Religion and Film Studies,” (JRF vol. 1, no. 2) this paper explores how contemporary popular culture and traditional religion interact. I argue that films and other popular…
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The Harry Potter books and films, with their pervasive international appeal and domination of contemporary culture for more than a decade (1997-2011), generated a modern mythical age, constructed and sustained by one dominant myth—the wizarding world and…
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The climax of Radio City Music Hall’s Easter pageant occurred at the end of the film as its screen was replaced by a stage-set cathedral altar. This transformation was not an arbitrary whim of holiday programming. S.L. Rothafel, the Music Hall’s founder,…
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“Consider your audience, and if you engage your audience in a meaningful way, people will come.” Although Chris Stone, certified brand strategist and founder of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) is talking about some 41 million…
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What did Jesus look like? Pop some popcorn and invite friends as America’s beloved faith-and-film writer Edward McNulty leads us through a dozen big-screen stories inspired by Jesus’s life. McNulty provides everything you need to spark spirited discussion…
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