Jesus Christ Superstar: The Bible in Film

  • Professor(s): Carleen Mandolfo
  • When: 2009
  • Where: Colby College / RE 357
  • Source
  • An examination of Hollywood's (and other filmmakers') obsession with retelling the stories of the Bible, beginning with De Mille's classic, The Ten Commandments through Gibson's controversial The Passion of the Christ, including films that range in interpretative expression from literal to metaphorical, the former being an attempt to "re-create" the story, the latter being an attempt to "re-interpret" the story. Students will also learn some basic film theory as well as some techniques for interpreting and reviewing film.

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