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dc.identifier.citation McGeough, K. M. (2018). The problem with David: Masculinity and morality in Biblical cinema. Journal of Religion and Film, 22(1), Article 33. en_US
dc.description Open access article en_US
dc.description.abstract The King David of the Bible, and especially as portrayed in the books of Samuel, is one of the most complex characters in ancient literature. We are told his story from his youth as a shepherd until his death as king of Israel. He kills a mighty warrior with a slingshot, goes to war with his king and later his son, and has an affair that threatens to throw his kingdom into disarray. The stories surrounding David seem perfect for cinematic adaptation yet what makes this character so compelling has been problematic for filmmakers. Here, three types of Biblical filmmaking shall be considered: Hollywood epics (David and Bathsheba (1951), David and Goliath (1960), and King David (1985)); televised event series (The Story of David (1976) and The Bible: The Epic Miniseries (2013)); and independent Christian films (David and Goliath (2015) and David vs. Goliath: Battle of Faith (2016)). Issues that shall be considered include: tone and genre, casting, democracy and ideology, masculinity, and sexual morality. This investigation shall explore how these issues are treated in different types of Biblical filmmaking and how genre constraints impact the reception of David on film. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Nebrask Omaha en_US
dc.subject King David en_US
dc.subject Biblical cinema en_US
dc.subject Christian cinema en_US
dc.subject Masculinity and the Bible en_US
dc.subject David and Bathsheba en_US
dc.subject David and Goliath en_US
dc.subject The story of David en_US
dc.subject The Bible: the Epic Miniseries en_US
dc.subject David vs. Goliath en_US
dc.subject Battle of faith en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bible films
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity in motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Ethics in motion pictures
dc.title The problem with David: masculinity and morality in Biblical cinema en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geograpy and Environment en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.url en_US

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