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Through a Catholic Lens Religious Perspectives of 19 Film Directors from Around the World

Malone, Peter, ed.

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ISBN 10: 0742552314 / ISBN 13: 9780742552319
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007
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Title: Through a Catholic Lens Religious ...

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Movies are often examined for subtext and dramatizations of social and psychological issues as well as current movements. Studies of well-known Catholic directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford, have made the search for Catholic themes a reputable field of examination. Through a Catholic Lens continues the search for these themes and examines the Catholic undercurrents by studying nineteen film directors from around the world. Although these directors may or may not be practicing Catholics, their Catholic background can be found in their writing and directing. Each chapter, written by a different contributor, analyzes one film of each director for its Catholic motifs. With the recent increase of cinema studies, this collection will be of interest to students and academics as well as cinema buffs.

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Peter Malone of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart order in Australia has served as president of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication. He has written more than twenty-five books on film studies, including the Lights, Camera, Faith: A Movie Lover's Guide to Scripture series (2001-2006), and has reviewed films for various publications for over thirty-seven years. Fr. Malone also lectured in the Yarra Theological Union of the Melbourne College of Divinity.

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