Film adaptation and its discontents : from Gone with the wind to The Passion of the Christ / by Thomas Leitch
Baltimore MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Call No: 753 LEI Author: Leitch, Thomas Edition: John Hopkins paperback edition, 2009 Source: US Place: Baltimore MD Publisher: John Hopkins University Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xi, 354 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. AUSTEN, JANE; ADAPTATIONS. DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; ADAPTATIONS. DICKENS, CHARLES; AUTEUR THEORY; AUTHORSHIP; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; STONE, OLIVER; GONE WITH THE WIND (US, Victor Fleming, 1939); PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE (US, Mel Gibson, 2004); PRIDE AND PREJUDICE [TV] (UK/US, Simon Langton, 1995) Summary: "Most books on film adaptation - the relation between films and their literary sources - focus on a series of close one-to-one comparisons between specific films and canonical novels. This volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of adaptation.
Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources. Leitch's analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adaptors have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adaptated to the screen." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. -338) and index ISBN: 9780801892714 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- 1: Literature versus literacy -- 2: One-reel epics -- 3: The word made film -- 4: Entry-level Dickens -- 5: Between adaptation and allusion -- 6: Exceptional fidelity -- 7: Traditions of quality -- 8: Streaming pictures -- 9: The hero with a hundred faces -- 10: The adapter as auteur -- 11: Postliterary adaptation -- 12: Based on a true story -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
The Passion of the Christ
Empire (Australian Ed.) (May 2004) iss.38 p.35 More info
The Passion of the Christ
Empire (Australian Ed.) (October 2004) iss.43 p.95 More info
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PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE : (US, Mel Gibson, 2004)
Religion and film : cinema and the re-creation of the world / S. Brent Plate
Chichester, U.K.: Columbia University Press, 2017.
Call No: 45:2 PLA Author: Plate, S. Brent Edition: second Place: New York; Chichester, U.K. Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: xviii,207 p. : illus. ; 23cm Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, THE (US, Woody Allen, 1985); TIDELAND (CN/UK, Terry Gilliam, 2005); BIG FISH (US, Tim Burton, 2003); MATRIX, THE (US, Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski, 1999); PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE (US, Mel Gibson, 2004); BLUE VELVET (US, David Lynch, 1986); CHOCOLAT (US, Lasse Hallstrom, 2000); ANTONIA'S LINE (NE/BE/UK, Marleen Gorris, 1995)
ANTONIA; ANTONIA (NE/BE/UK, Marleen Gorris, 1995); CINEMA PARADISO (IT/FR, Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); BARAKA (US, Ron Fricke, 1992); MONSTERS, INC. (U S, Peter Docter & David Silverman, 2001); KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (JA, Hayao Miyazaki, 1989); METROPOLIS (G, Fritz Lang, 1926); ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE'S OWN EYES, THE (US, Stan Brakhage, 1971); BEN HUR (US, William Wyler, 1959); KING OF KINGS (US, Nicholas Ray, 1961); BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); STRAIGHT STORY, THE (US/FR/UK, David Lynch, 1999) Summary: Religion and cinema share a capacity for world making, ritualizing, mythologizing, and creating sacred time and space. Through cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, and other production activities, film takes the world “out there” and refashions it. Religion achieves similar ends by setting apart particular objects and periods of time, telling stories, and gathering people together for communal actions and concentrated focus. The result of both cinema and religious practice is a re-created world: a world of fantasy, a world of ideology, a world we long to live in, or a world we wish to avoid at all costs.
Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and communal experience. Meanwhile, a deeper understanding of the aesthetic nature of religious rituals can alter our understanding of film production. Utilizing terminology and theoretical insights from the study of religion as well as the study of film, Religion and Film shows that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed new light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed and vice versa.
This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition is designed to appeal to the needs of courses in religion as well as film departments. In addition to two new chapters, this edition has been restructured into three distinct sections that offer students and instructors theories and methods for thinking about cinema in ways that more fully connect film studies with religious studies. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 978023117650 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Worldmaking On-Screen and at the Altar
Part I. Before the Show: Pulling the Curtain on the Wizard
1. Audio-Visual Mythologizing
2. Ritualizing Film in Space and Time
3. Sacred and Cinematic Spaces: Cities and Pilgrimages
Part II. During the Show: Attractions and Distractions
4. Religious Cinematics: Body, Screen, and Death
5. The Face, the Close-Up, and Ethics
Part III. After the Show: Re-Created Realities
6. The Footprints of Film: Cinematic After-Images in Sacred Time and Space
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Theology and film : challenging the sacred/secular divide / written by Christopher Deacy and Gaye Williams Ortiz
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, c2008.
Call No: 45:2 DEA Author: Deacy, Christopher; Ortiz, Gaye Williams Source: US/UK Place: Malden, MA Publisher: Blackwell Publishing PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: xiv, 245 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: RELIGION AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS; JARHEAD (US, Sam Mendes, 2005); PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE (US, Mel Gibson, 2004); SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (US, Nancy Meyers, 2003); UNFORGIVEN (US, Clint Eastwood, 1992); VANILLA SKY (US, Cameron Crowe, 2001) Summary: "This textbook is the ideal introduction to exploring how film can enrich our study of theology, opening up debates surrounding contemporary culture and theological inquiry. It uses film to challenge the sacred/secular divide, spanning a broad range of themes from religion and violence, eschatology, war and peace, to justice, feminism, and the environment. The accessible structure lays out both the methods and theological perspectives required for understanding theology through film. Examples of films discussed range from Unforgiven, Jarhead, and The Passion of the Christ, to An Inconvenient Truth, Something's Gotta Give, and Vanilla Sky. The book is also accompanied by website resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/theologyandfilm" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781405144384 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: -- note on the text -- preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part One: Methodological considerations -- Chapter 1: -- Theology and Film -- Part Two: Theological perspectives and filmic themes -- Chapter 2: -- Introduction -- Chapter 3: -- Woman as Spectacle: Theological Perspectives on Women and Film -- Chapter 4: -- The Green Screen: Theological Perspectives on the Environment and Film -- Chapter 5: -- A Time to Kill?: Theological Perspectives on Violence and Film -- Chapter 6: -- The Final Verdict: Theological Perspectives on Justice and Film -- Chapter 7: -- Dark Beauty: Theological Perspectives on War as Cinematic Mythology -- Chapter 8: -- Heaven, Hell and the Sweet Hereafter: -- Theological Perspectives on Eschatology and Film -- Chapter 9: -- Conclusion: Theological Perspectives on Cinematic Storytelling -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index -- More info