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Author Rankin, David (David Ivan), 1952- author.

Title Film and the afterlife / David Rankin.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2020.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.43658 R167f 2020    ---  Available
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Description 193 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies in religion and film
Routledge studies in religion and film.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The stages of the afterlife -- Continuity and identity in the afterlife -- The form and nature of existence in the afterlife -- Contact between worlds?
Summary "This book explores how post-death existence is represented in popular film, looking at issues such as continuity, personal identity, and the nature of existence beyond the grave. Film often returns to the theme of dying, death and the afterlife, both directly and indirectly, because there are very few subjects as compelling and universal. The book compares the representation of death, dying and the afterlife in films to scholarly surveys of attitudes towards life-after-death through the analysis of twenty films made between the end of World War II and now. It looks at the portrayals of stages between death and a final destination; spatio-temporal and personal continuity; the nature of afterlife existence in terms of embodiment, or not; and the contact between the worlds of the living and the dead. This book offers a wide-ranging view on a compelling subject in film. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Religion and Film, Religion and Media, the Philosophy of Religion, and the Sociology of Religion, as well as Religion, Media and Film Studies more generally"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Future life in motion pictures.
Death in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Religious aspects.
Motion pictures -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027371
Future life in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst02010774
Death in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00888701
Motion pictures -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01027375
ISBN 9780367138967 (hardback)
9780429029097 (ebook)
9780429647314 (ePub ebook)
9780429649950 (PDF ebook)
9780429644672 (Mobipocket ebook)

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