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Author Bakker, Freek L., 1951-

Title The challenge of the silver screen [electronic resource] : an analysis of the cinematic portraits of Jesus, Rama, Buddha and Muhammad / by Freek L. Bakker.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description vi, 282 p.
Series Studies in religion and the arts, 1877-3192 ; v. 1
Studies in religion and the arts ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography and videography.
Contents Jesus. A short history -- Analysis -- Historical background -- Many images, one Jesus -- Rama. The films -- Historical background -- The importance of seeing in Hinduism -- The modern Ramayana Kathas -- Buddha. The films -- Historical background -- Resistance to depicting Buddha in film -- Thanks to the Hindus and the Westerners -- Muhammad. The film itself -- The film's relationship to the Muslim tradition -- Conclusions -- Jesus restyled. The Indian Jesus films -- The South African Jesus film -- The Jesus film of the African-American Christians -- Siding with powerless and victims of discrimination -- Some conclusions. Between tradition and creativity : the importance of the audience -- Film, narration modes and subjectivity -- The positions of the actors playing the sacred figures -- The sacred environment -- Outside the cultural context of the religions -- Between the void, images and films : again a key position for the audience.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Religion in motion pictures.
Religious leaders in motion pictures.
Gods in motion pictures.
Religious films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004168619 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004168613 (hardback : alk. paper)

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