The Sacred and the Cinema: Reconfiguring the Genuinely Religious Film Sheila J. Nayar

ISBN: 9781441158710

Published: May 31st 2012

Hardcover

224 pages


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The Sacred and the Cinema: Reconfiguring the Genuinely Religious Film  by  Sheila J. Nayar

The Sacred and the Cinema: Reconfiguring the Genuinely Religious Film by Sheila J. Nayar
May 31st 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781441158710 | 9.16 Mb

For more than half a centurynow, scholars have debated over what comprises a genuinely religious film--onethat evinces an authentic manifestation of the sacred. Often these scholarsdo so by pitting the successful films against those whichMoreFor more than half a centurynow, scholars have debated over what comprises a genuinely religious film--onethat evinces an authentic manifestation of the sacred. Often these scholarsdo so by pitting the successful films against those which propagate aninauthentic spiritual experience--with the biblical spectacular serving as theirmost notorious candidate.This book argues that whatmakes a filmic manifestation of the sacred true or authentic may say moreabout a spectator or critics particular way of knowing, as influenced byalphabetic literacy, than it does about the aesthetic or philosophical--andsometimes even faith-based--dimensions of the sacred onscreen.

Engaging witheverything from Hollywood religious spectaculars, Hindu mythologicals, and aninternational array of films revered for their transcendental style, The Sacred and the Cinema unveils theepistemic pressures at the heart of engaging with the sacred onscreen. The bookalso provides a valuable summation of the history of the sacred as a field ofstudy, particularly as that field intersects with film.



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