Film Journal International. Aug2014, Vol. 117 Issue 8, p24-28. 4p.
CHRISTIAN films, BIBLE films, BOX office revenue (Motion pictures), EVANGELICALISM, and UNITED States
The article discusses the success of motion pictures with Christian themes, or which portray stories from the Bible, as of August 2014. Topics discussed include the box office revenue earned by such films, the production, distribution, and directing of faith-based films by motion picture company EchoLight Studios, and the impact of Christian movies on the alleged demonetization of U.S. evangelical Christians. Films discussed include "Son of God," "Noah," and "The Passion of the Christ."
The author compares the filmed editions of the play "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (JATD) of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice with the "Joseph" of Etienne-Nicolas Mehul. He states that JATD offers a fluid play between symbolic and non-symbolic notions of theater while "Joseph" offers only the idea of a theater that is symbolic. He adds that JATD stereotypes children as imaginative while "Joseph" stereotypes children as completely delighted with undemanding fun.
Film Journal International. Dec2014, Vol. 117 Issue 12, p10-14. 4p.
BIBLE films and SPECIAL effects (Motion pictures)
The article profiles motion picture director Ridley Scott and focuses on his work on the 2014 film "Exodus: Gods and Kings," an adaptation of the Biblical story of Moses and Ramses II. Topics covered include the casting of actors Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, the use of special effects, and Scott's next film "The Martian."
CHRISTIANITY in motion pictures, BIBLE films, and MOTION picture theaters
The article presents the result of a survey by American Insights that shows respondents' opinion of Hollywood, the portrayal of Christianity in Hollywood films, portrayal of the Bible in biblical-based films, and theaters that show movies exploring questions about God.
Cinema Journal. Summer2003, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p46-62. 17p. 4 Black and White Photographs.
BIBLE films and MOTION pictures -- Religious aspects
Suggests that Old Testament stories are the source of much of the plot of the 1978 film "Days of Heaven," directed by Terrence Malick. Biblical sources of the film; Information on Malick's use of imagery to establish patterns and rhythms in the film; Plot of "Days of Heaven"; Comparison with two other films by Malick.
BIBLE films, ETHICS in motion pictures, FILM characters, and BIBLICAL criticism
A critique is presented of films such as "Red Light" directed by Roy Del Ruth, "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino, and "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" starring Van Heflin, focusing on immoral characters who quote the Bible. Morality, religion, and biblical interpretation in motion pictures are discussed, as well as films such as "Guys and Dolls," "Inherit the Wind," and "The Night of the Hunter."