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God in the Movies: A Guide For Exploring Four Decades of Film

Catherine BarsottiRobert Johnston

God in the Movies: A Guide For Exploring Four Decades of Film

Catherine BarsottiRobert Johnston

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This engaging resource includes synposes, stills, production notes, and discussion questions for forty top films from the 1980s to the 2010s. Film lovers and small groups will discover how to reflect theologically on what they are viewing. Clips cited come with online links.

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About "God in the Movies: A Guide For Exploring Four Decades of Film"

This engaging resource includes synposes, stills, production notes, and discussion questions for forty top films from the 1980s to the 2010s. Film lovers and small groups will discover how to reflect theologically on what they are viewing. Clips cited come with online links.
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:This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God.

Following a format similar to Barsotti and Johnston's successful Finding God in the Movies, this completely new book covers different films spanning four decades. This engaging resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, discussion questions, film stills, recommended film clips, and more, serving as a treasure chest for hours of film viewing, discussion, and ministry. Clips from the movies referenced in each chapter are available online.

- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Catherine Barsotti

Catherine M. Barsotti is Johnston's wife and has worked with him for several years as a film reviewer for The Covenant Companion, an Evangelical Covenant Church periodical. Johnston and Barsotti live in Pasadena, California.

Robert Johnston

Robert K. Johnston is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of "Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue" and "Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith", and editor of "Reframing Theology & Film: New Focus for an Emerging Discipline".

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    foreword By Ralph Winter
    introduction: Film And Faith: Welcome To A Maturing Conversation
    robert k. Johnston and Catherine m. Barsotti
    the '80s: A Decade Of Contradiction
    barry Taylor
    1. Amadeus (d. Forman, 1984, Usa)
    kutter Callaway
    2. Babette's Feast (d. Axel, 1987, Denmark)
    lauralee Farrer
    3. Chariots Of Fire (d. Hudson, 1981, Uk)
    joseph Gallagher
    4. Crimes And Misdemeanors (d. Allen, 1989, Usa)
    eugene Suen
    5. Do The Right Thing (d. Lee, 1989, Usa)
    avril Speaks
    6. The Elephant Man (d. Lynch, 1980, Usa)
    joseph Gallagher
    7. Field Of Dreams (d. Robinson, 1989, Usa)
    robert k. Johnston
    8. The Mission (d. Joffe, 1986, Uk)
    kutter Callaway
    9. Places In The Heart (d. Benton, 1984, Usa)
    elijah Davidson
    10. Wings Of Desire (d. Wenders, 1987, Germany)
    eugene Suen
    the '90s: A Bridge Decade
    barry Taylor
    11. American Beauty (d. Mendes, 1999, Usa)
    avril Speaks
    12. Breaking The Waves (d. Von Trier, 1996, Denmark)
    lauralee Farrer
    13. Dead Man Walking (d. Robbins, 1995, Usa)
    avril Speaks
    14. Groundhog Day (d. Ramis, 1993. Usa)
    elijah Davidson
    15. To Live (d. Zhang, 1994, China)
    eugene Suen
    16. Magnolia (d. Anderson, 1999, Usa)
    robert k. Johnston
    17. The Piano (jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand)
    lauralee Farrer
    18. The Shawshank Redemption (frank Darabont, 1994, Usa)
    robert k. Johnston
    19. Three Colors: Blue (krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993, France/poland)
    lauralee Farrer
    20. Unforgiven (clint Eastwood, 1992, Usa)
    elijah Davidson
    the '00s: The Decade Of The Unexpected
    barry Taylor
    21. Children Of Men (d. Cuaron, 2007, Uk/usa)
    mathew John
    22. lars And The Real Girl (d. Gillespie, 2007, Usa)
    catherine Barsotti
    23. munyurangabo (d. Chung, 2007, Rwanda/usa)
    robert k. Johnston
    24. secret Sunshine (d. Lee, 2007, South Korea)
    eugene Suen
    25. a Serious Man (d. Coen And Coen, 2009, Usa)
    joseph Gallagher
    26. the Son (d. Dardenne And Dardenne, 2002, Belgium/france)
    eugene Suen
    27. there Will Be Blood (d. Anderson, 2007, Usa)
    lauralee Farrer
    28. up (d. Doctor, 2009, Usa)
    joseph Gallagher
    29. wall• e (d. Stanton, 2008, Usa)
    elijah Davidson
    30. water (d. Mehta, 2004, India/canada)
    mathew John
    the '10s: Our Present Decade
    31. the Adjustment Bureau (d. Nolfi, 2011, Usa)
    mathew John
    32. Calvary (d. Mcdonagh, 2014, Ireland/uk)
    catherine Barsotti
    33. Get Low (d. Schneider, 2010, Usa)
    catherine Barsotti
    34. Life Of Pi (d. Lee, 2012, Usa)
    avril Speaks
    35. Noah (d. Aronofsky, 2014, Usa)
    kutter Callaway
    36. Of Gods And Men (d. Beauvois, 2010, France)
    catherine Barsotti
    37. The Tree Of Life (d. Malick, 2011, Usa)
    robert k. Johnston
    38. True Grit (d. Coen And Coen, 2010, Usa)
    kutter Callaway
    39. 12 Years A Slave (d. Mcqueen, 2013, Usa/uk)
    elijah Davidson
    40. Zero Dark Thirty (d. Bigelow, 2012, Usa)
    avril Speaks
    appendix 1: Movies Listed By Biblical Text
    appendix 2: Movies Listed By Theological Topic

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  • Catalogue Code 471423
  • Product Code 9781587433900
  • ISBN 1587433907
  • EAN 9781587433900
  • Pages 304
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2017
  • Sales Rank #77026
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.492kg

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