Religion and Film

Religion and Film

Cinema and the Re-creation of the World

eBook - 2017
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"Religion and Film introduces readers to both religious studies and film studies by focusing on the formal similarities between cinema and religious practices and on the ways they each re-create the world. Explorations of film show how the cinematic experience relies on similar aesthetic devices on which religious rituals have long relied: sight, sound, the taste of food, the body, and communal experience. Meanwhile, a deeper understanding of the aesthetic nature of religious rituals can alter our understanding of film production. Utilizing terminology and theoretical insights from the study of religion as well as the study of film, Religion and Film shows that by paying attention to the ways films are constructed, we can shed new light on the ways religious myths and rituals are constructed and vice versa."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, [2017]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780231545792
0231545797
0231176740
0231176759
9780231176743
9780231176750
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 207 pages) : illustrations

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