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Finding God in the Movies : 33 Films of Reel Faith - Catherine M. Barsotti

Finding God in the Movies

33 Films of Reel Faith

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You love movies. Who Doesn't? In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith--ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men--the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for the individual movie lover or small group, this resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, recommended video clips, discussion questions, and more. It will deepen your fervor for film and for God.

Prefacep. 10
Finding God in the Movies: An Introductionp. 12
How to Use This Bookp. 31
Affirming Our Humanity
Life Is Beautiful (d. Benigni, 1997)p. 42
Amistad (d. Spielberg, 1997)p. 50
No Man's Land (d. Tanovic, 2001)p. 58
We Were Soldiers (d. Wallace, 2002)p. 58
Beauty, Imagination, and Creativity
Spirited Away (d. Miyazaki, 2002)p. 74
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (d. Lee, 2000)p. 82
Choosing Life
Big Night (d. Scott and Tucci, 1996)p. 92
Fearless (d. Weir, 1993)p. 98
Embracing Our Vocation
The Rookie (d. Hancock, 2002)p. 108
Billy Elliot (d. Daldry, 2000)p. 115
The Apostle (d. Duvall, 1997)p. 123
Reconciliation within Families
The Straight Story (d. Lynch, 1999)p. 134
Ulee's Gold (d. Nunez, 1997)p. 142
Fly Away Home (d. Ballard, 1996)p. 150
Racial Reconciliation
Save the Last Dance (d. Carter, 2001)p. 160
Remember the Titans (d. Yakin, 2000)p. 160
X-Men (d. Singer, 2000)p. 173
The Hurricane (d. Jewison, 1999)p. 173
Forgiveness
Smoke Signals (d. Eyre, 1998)p. 188
Antwone Fisher (d. Washington, 2002)p. 196
Community and Friendship
About a Boy (d. Weitz and Weitz, 2002)p. 206
Italian for Beginners (d. Scherfig, 2001)p. 213
Faith
Simon Birch (d. Johnson, 1998)p. 222
Tender Mercies (d. Beresford, 1983)p. 229
Faith and Doubt
The Third Miracle (d. Holland, 1999)p. 238
Signs (d. Shyamalan, 2002)p. 245
K-PAX (d. Softley, 2001)p. 245
Living Our Faith
The Year of Living Dangerously (d. Weir, 1982)p. 260
Patch Adams (d. Shadyac, 1998)p. 266
Images of the Savior
The Spitfire Grill (d. Zlotoff, 1996)p. 276
The Iron Giant (d. Bird, 1999)p. 283
Renewing the Church
Sister Act (d. Ardolino, 1992)p. 292
Chocolat (d. Hallstrom, 2000)p. 298
Movies Listed by Related Biblical Textp. 307
Movies Listed by Topicp. 310
Notesp. 319
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ISBN: 9780801064814
ISBN-10: 0801064813
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.39