A Narrative Rhetorical Analysis of Six Hollywood Films About Christ, 1912-2004: The Romanticization of Sacrificial Death
By: Aaron V. Burton (author)Hardback
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This is an excellent rhetorical study contributing to the areas of religion, pop culture and rhetoric of Christian themed films about Jesus Christ. The author provides an added dimension of context to his analysis by discussing the cultural milieu that influenced the production, the marketing and the portrayal of the Christ character in these selected films.
Foreword by John J. MaKay; CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION; Research Question and Rhetorical Artifacts; Film Selection Criteria; Selected Films; The Gospels; Procedures and Methods; Application of Narrative Criticism; Review of pertinent Literature; Rhetoric and Religious Film; Structure of Investigation; CHAPTER II. MAJOR MOVIE THEMES; Sacrifice; Vengeance; Summary; CHAPTER III. THE CHRIST CHARACTER; The Passion of The Christ (2004); From the Manger to the Cross(1912); The King of Kings (1927); The Greatest Story Ever Told(1965); Jesus Christ Superstar (1973); The Last Temptation of Christ (1988); Summary; CHAPTER IV. PROMOTION AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT; The Passion of The Christ (2004); From the Manger to the Cross (1912); The King of Kings (1927); The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965); Jesus Christ Superstar (1973); The Last Temptation of Christ (1988); Summary; CHAPTER V. REFLECTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS; Summary; Conclusions; REFERENCES; INDEX.
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