A Substitute for God: Religion and Film

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  • Year: 2015
  • Publisher: Mark Ryan

Religion has long since been a dominant theme within Art, permeating such arenas as Theatre, Dance, Literature and Music. Film is no different, and religion; be it subtle or overt, has had its influence and impact on Cinema and the cinematic landscape since its inception.
This study looks at the relationship religion has with film, looking closely at selective motion pictures; ‘The Passion of the Christ’, ‘The Exorcist’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’, ‘Agnes of God’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Incorporating its attitudes with audience reception and interpretation, along with the cultural importance and relevance in contemporary film.

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