Film as religion : myths, morals, and rituals / John C. Lyden.

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    • Content Notes:
      Pt. 1. A method for viewing film as religion. Existing approaches to religion and film ; The definition of religion ; Myths about myth ; Rituals and morals ; The religion-film dialogue as interreligious dialogue -- Pt. 2. Genre and film analyses. Westerns and action movies ; Gangster films ; Melodrama, tearjerkers, and "women's films" ; Romantic comedies ; Children's films and fantasy ; Science fiction ; Thrillers and horror movies.
    • Content Notes:
      PART I. A Method for Viewing Film as Religion 1 Existing Approaches to Religion and Film 2 The Definition of Religion 3 Myths about Myth 4 Rituals and Morals 5 The Religion-Film Dialogue as Interreligious Dialogue PART II. Genre and Film Analyses 6 Westerns and Action Movies -- Die Hard (1988) 7 Gangster Films -- The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather, Part 11(1974) 8 Melodrama, Tearjerkers, and "Women's Films" -- Titanic (1997) 9 Romantic Comedies -- When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 10 Children's Films and Fantasy -- E. T, The Extraterrestrial (1982) 11 Science Fiction -- The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ; The Original Star Wars Films (1977, 1980, 1983) 12 Thrillers and Horror Movies -- Alfred Hitchcock ; Psycho (1960) ; The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-278) and indexes.
    • ISBN:
      9780814751800 (cloth : alk. paper)
      0814751806 (cloth : alk. paper)
      9780814751817 (pbk. : alk. paper)
      0814751814 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2002153769
    • Accession Number:
      fol.99501