Imaging the Divine: Jesus and Christ-Figures in Film

By Lloyd Baugh | Go to book overview

Contents
Prologuev
General Introductionvii

Part One The Jesus-Film

Introduction3
1. The Early Years7
2. The Gospel According to Hollywood: King of Kings and The Greatest Story Ever Told18
3. The Jesus Musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell33
4. The Scandal Films: The Life of Brian and The Last Temptation of Christ48
5. Two Recent Classics: Jesus of Nazareth and The Messiah72
6. The Masterpiece: The Gospel According to Saint Matthew94

Part Two The Christ-Figure

Introduction109
1. A Film of Transition: Jesus of Montreal113
2. The Woman as Christ-Figure: La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, Babette's Feast, Out of Rosenheim (Bagdad Cafe) and Dead Man Walking130
3. The Hero of the Western as Christ-Figure: Shane157
4. A Christ-Figure in Two Films of Kieσlowski172
5. An Exceptional Christ-Figure: Au Hasard Balthazar185
6. Essential Dimensions and Guises of the Christ-Figure205
7. Christ-Figures in Bresson and Tarkovsky226
Epilogue234
Endnotes238
Bibliography309
Index of Film-Makers331
Index of Film Titles333

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