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Film & Culture

Rationale and Approach: Films reflect and shape culture, and provide significant opportunity for Christian interaction. For full statement click here.
Film Lists
A note on the lists

Chronological Lists

(A) Films of the Depression and the War Years
(B) After the World Wars to a Human Walking on the Moon (1946-1969)
(C) From Woodstock to the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1969-89)
(D) The Turn of the Century (1990-2000)
(E) After the Fall of the Twin Towers

Topical Lists

(1) Top Films
(2) Walt Disney Films
(3) Steven Spielberg Films
(4) Trapped in Modern Society and “Bending” Reality
(5) Trapped in Modern Society and “Facing” Reality
(6) Holocaust
(7) Angst and Coming of Age
(8) Screwball Comedy
(9) Western
(10) Mission
(11) African Crisis
(12) Hollywood on Hollywood

The Bible @ the Movies

“Direct” Scriptural Adaptation
Parodies on Scripture and Parallel Stories
Selected Examples of “Indirect” Scriptural Adaptation
Selected Films with Substantial Christian and/or Religious Themes

Top Ten Film Lists
Activities
FC&T course activities
Several kinds of activities for individuals and groups
Films related to aspects of the Pentateuch
Bruce Almighty
East of Eden
Enchanted
Minority Report
Pleasantville
Reign Over Me
Singin' in the Rain
Stranger Than Fiction
Sullivan's Travels
Life the Movie

Media and Culture
Film and Culture
Social and Intellectual Modern Contexts
Implications of Facebook’s Edited Reality
How To Read Film
How To Read Scripture Films

Links
imdb (most comprehensive movie information)
afi (top 100 lists, and the like)
Journal of Religion and Film
AmericanCinema (free online video film course)
theology & film links

Resources
Bibliography (print media)
Bibliography (DVDs)

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