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Of pilgrims and fire : when God shows up at the movies, Roy Anker

Label
Of pilgrims and fire : when God shows up at the movies
Title
Of pilgrims and fire
Title remainder
when God shows up at the movies
Statement of responsibility
Roy Anker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this illuminating guidebook, film teacher and critic Roy Anker explores some of cinema's most profound depictions of human beings searching for meaning in life. The films he delves into -- The Thin Red Line, American Beauty, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking, The Apostle, E.T., Magnolia, and twelve more -- are, with few exceptions, not overtly "religious" or "Christian." Yet from the world of secular Hollywood he succeeds in drawing together some of the most religiously provocative movies of our time. Providing synopses, commentary, background information, and both pre-viewing comments and post-viewing discussion questions for each film, Anker -- without being preachy or didactic -- offers movie buffs profound new insights. Watching this diverse collection anew through Anker's eyes, readers will find these films not only enjoyable but also deeply enlightening
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anker, Roy M
Dewey number
791.43/682
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.R4
LC item number
A55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion in motion pictures
  • Supernatural in motion pictures
Label
Of pilgrims and fire : when God shows up at the movies, Roy Anker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography
Control code
ocn635490746
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780802865724
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027778
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1280571
  • (OCoLC)635490746
Label
Of pilgrims and fire : when God shows up at the movies, Roy Anker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography
Control code
ocn635490746
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 249 p.
Isbn
9780802865724
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010027778
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1280571
  • (OCoLC)635490746

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