The Celluloid Madonna

The Celluloid Madonna

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The Celluloid Madonna is the first book to analyze the life of the Virgin Mary on screen from the silent era through to the present. For decades, Mary has caught the imagination of filmmakers from a range of religious backgrounds, whether Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Marxist, or atheist, and filma€™s intersection of theology and secular culture has inspired some of the most singular and controversial visions of this icon in cinema history. Focusing on the challenge of adapting Scripture to the screen, this volume discusses Cecil B. DeMillea€™s The King of Kings (1927), Pier Paolo Pasolinia€™s The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), Franco Zeffirellia€™s Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Jean-Luc Godarda€™s Hail Mary (1984), Jean Delannoya€™s Mary of Nazareth (1994), Mel Gibsona€™s The Passion of the Christ (2004), Catherine Hardwickea€™s The Nativity Story (2006), and Mark Dornford-Maya€™s Son of Man (2006).After the silent era, the wings and halo (favoured by the school nativity play) are generally avoided. ... reports that the angel a#39;went ina#39;, indicating that Gabriel entered Marya#39;s home, but leaves the interior furnishing to the fantasy of the reader.


Title:The Celluloid Madonna
Author: Catherine O'Brien
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-08-07
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