Cinematic Faith: A Christian Perspective on Movies and Meaning
:This engaging book explores how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view popular culture through the lens of film. William Romanowski highlights the benefits of a faith-informed approach to cinema that centers on art and perspective and...
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:This engaging book explores how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view popular culture through the lens of film. William Romanowski highlights the benefits of a faith-informed approach to cinema that centers on art and perspective and shows how Christian faith contributes to the moviegoing experience, leading to a deeper understanding of movies and life. The book draws examples from classic and contemporary American movies and includes illustrative film stills. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
William D. Romanowski (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College and is a widely respected speaker on subjects dealing with American culture and the entertainment industry. He is the author of Pop Culture Wars: Religion and the Role of Entertainment in American Life, coauthor of Risky Business: Rock in Film, and contributor to Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture, and the Electronic Media. His Gold Medallion Award Winning Book is the best selling, revised and expanded edition of Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture.
- :<b>contents<br></b>list Of Movie Musings<br>1. Why A Christian Approach?<br>2. Culture Communicates: Biblical Principles For A Peculiar Means Of Expression<br>3. Moviemaking Magic: Poetic Portals And The Power Of Perspective<br>4. Creating An Illusion Of Reality: Film Form And Content<br>5. Connecting The Dots: Style And Meaning<br>6. Redemption American-style: The Melodramatic Vision<br>7. The Yellow Brick Road To Self-realization: Classical Hollywood Cinema<br>8. A Man's Gotta Do What A Man's Gotta Do: American Action-adventure Movies<br>9. Stop Taking My Hand! Gender And Mainstream Hollywood<br>epilogue<br>index