Show simple item record McGeough, Kevin M. 2018-05-03T22:19:56Z 2018-05-03T22:19:56Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation McGeough, K.M. (2016). The roles of violence in recent Biblical cinema: The Passion, Noah, and Exodus: Gods and Kings. Journal of Religion and Film, 20 (2), article 35. en_US
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dc.description.abstract When The Passion was released, its extremely graphic violence horrified critics and scholars of religion although its success at the box office indicates that this, if anything, made the story of Jesus more appealing for viewers. Now that more time has passed and expectations surrounding levels of acceptable violence in cinema have changed, it is worth reconsidering how cinematic violence is used as reception strategy in Biblical cinema. Considering The Passion with more recent Biblical films,Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings, it becomes apparent that violence is not only used to expand laconic Biblical narratives but to invest them with a sense of verism, to situate the stories in either specifically historical or generally mythological time, to elicit audience sympathy, to remake Biblical characters into figures of heroic masculinity, and to harmonize Biblical story-telling with cinematic genre conventions. Viewing violence from a genre perspective, this article explores how considering instances of cinematic violence as light or heavy helps to better understand the complexities of the roles violence plays in adapting Biblical stories for the screen. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Nebraska at Omaha en_US
dc.subject Film violence en_US
dc.subject Divine violence en_US
dc.subject Violence in film en_US
dc.subject Biblical cinema en_US
dc.subject Biblical films en_US
dc.subject Bible films en_US
dc.subject Audience response en_US
dc.subject Heroic masculinity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Violence in motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Noah (Motion picture)
dc.subject.lcsh Noah (Biblical figure)--In motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Exodus: gods and kings (Motion picture)
dc.subject.lcsh Exodus, The--Drama
dc.subject.lcsh Passion of the Christ (Motion picture)
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ--In motion pictures
dc.title The roles of violence in recent Biblical cinema: The Passion, Noah, and Exodus: Gods and Kings en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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