Film and Religion

Anonymous
timer Asked: Apr 15th, 2017

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This topic is a sensitive one, but since you are a group of mature and respectful students I would like us to discuss it. Please be respectful.



Post an answer to ALL the following questions:
1.- Select a relevant religious movie AND tell us why it is significant.
2.- How does cinema affect religion AND how religion affects cinema?

Below is a list of some of the most important religious movies as a departing point, but you can use other titles from your culture, country, or religious preference. Please avoid animation or cartoons.



PROBLEM OF EVIL The Book of Life (1998; Jesus arrives at JFK airport for his second coming, and verbally battles with Satan) The Quarrel (1991; a conservative and a liberal Jew debate implications of the Holocaust) The Rapture (1991; a woman’s unsuccessful quest for salvation) The Seventh Seal (1957; a disillusioned knight returns from the crusades questioning God’s existence; in Swedish) Shadowlands (1993; biography of C.S. Lewis) FAITH AND MIRACLES Agnes of God (1985; murder investigation in a convent explores the possibility of miracles) Elmer Gantry (1960; manipulative evangelist) Leap of Faith (1992; manipulative evangelist) The Miracle Woman (1931; manipulative evangelist) The Next Voice You Hear (1950; God’s voice comes out of the radio) Phenomenon (1996; man seeks to understand his new supernatural abilities) Powder (1995; allegory about unappreciated messianic figures and miracle workers) A Question of Faith (2000; monks investigate alleged miracle in their monastery) Resurrection (1980; woman has near-death experience after with she can miraculously heal) The Third Miracle (1999; Catholic priest investigates veracity of miracle reports) REDEMPTION The Apostle (1998; southern evangelist seeks redemption after committing murder) The Mission (1986; 18th century slave trader seeks redemption after committing murder) The Reckoning (2004; medieval priest on the run for murder) RELIGIOUS DEPROGRAMMING The Devil's Playground (2002; documentary on the effects of rumspringa on Amish youth) Holy Smoke! (2000; woman is coaxed out of a religious cult by a manipulative deprogrammer) INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS Serpent and the Rainbow (1988; Harvard anthropologist investigates voodoo zombification drugs) HINDUISM Devi (1960; woman has vision of Hindu goddess Kali; in Hindi) Mahabharata (1989; six-hour drama based on Hindu classic; in Hindi) BUDDHISM The Cup (1999; exiled Tibetan Buddhist youth in monastery rent TV to watch World Cup game) Kundun (1997; biography of Tibetan Buddhism’s 14th Dalai Lama, Kundun) Little Buddha (1994; story of Buddha and a possible reincarnation of a Tibetan monk) Siddhartha (1973; man during the time of Buddha seeks for enlightenment, based on Hermann Hesse’s novel) Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East (1989; elderly Zen master befriends an orphaned boy; in Korean) JUDAISM The Chosen (1981; friendship between a liberal and conservative Jew) Great Sadness of Zohara (1983; spiritual quest of Orthodox woman) Kadosh (1999; drama about Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox community; in Hebrew) Masada (1981; six-hour drama about the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE) The Quarrel (1991; a conservative and a liberal Jew debate implications of the Holocaust) Time of Favor (2000; tensions between religious and secular forces in modern Israel) Women (1996; drama about 19th century childless wife of a Jerusalem Rabbi) ISLAM The Message (1976; biography of Muhammad) Khartoum (1966; story of 19th century Muslim holy warrior declaring himself to be the Madhi) CHRISTIANITY Cardinal Richelieu (1935; biography of Richelieu) Constantine and the Cross (1962; Christianity vs. Roman Empire in 4th CN) Francesco (1989; biography of St. Francis) [VIDEO 4563] God’s Army (2000; depicts contemporary Mormon missionary experience) The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964; movie drama of Jesus based on Matthew; in Italian) Luther (2003; biography of Luther) A Man for All Seasons (1966; Thomas More vs. Henry VIII, formation of Anglican Church) Martin Luther (1953; biography of Luther) Quo Vadis? (1951; Christian persecution under Nero) CATHOLIC ISSUES Anchoress (1993; medieval catholic girl searches for religion outside of church) The Cardinal (1963; Irish-American priest becomes a Cardinal) Catholics (1973; Irish priest investigated for returning to Latin Mass) The Diary of a Country Priest (1954; young priest struggles in his first parish; in French) Dogma (1999; satire on traditional catholic theology) Extramuros (1985; 16th century Spanish lesbian nuns fake stigmata; in Spanish) Hell House (2001; protestant fundamentalist depiction of hell on halloween) Mass Appeal (1984; conflict between old-school priest and young reformist seminarian) The Nun (1971; single mother forced into convent; in French) The Nun's Story (1959; nun in Belgian Congo) The Priest (1995; a secretly gay young priest replaces an older more pragmatic priest) JESUS-RELATED FICTION Barabbas (1962; Barabbas struggles to accept being pardoned in lieu of Jesus) The Body (2001; archaeologist discovers the body of Jesus) The Book of Life (1998; Jesus arrives at JFK airport for his second coming, and verbally battles with Satan) The Fourth Wise Man (1985; a man tries to visit the baby Jesus but after delays sees Jesus on the cross) The Inquiry (1987; mystery about missing body of Jesus) The Body (2001; archaeologist discovers the body of Jesus) Jesus Christ Superstar (1973; musical explores the question of who Jesus was) Jesus of Montreal (1989; actors perform Passion Play) Last Temptation of Christ (1988; Jesus doubts his divine calling) Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979; unsuspecting bystander’s life parallels that of Jesus) The Robe (1953; Roman guard at Jesus’ crucifixion) CLASHES BETWEEN RELIGIONS Black Robe (1991; Catholic and Native American) Four Days in July (1984; Irish Catholic and Protestant) Keeping the Faith (2000; Catholic priest and Jewish rabbi fall for the same girl) The Other Side of Heaven (2002; biography of John Groberg, Mormon missionary in Tonga) Stolen Summer (2002; Catholic boy tries to convert son of Jewish rabbi) RELIGION AND SECULARISM Inherit the Wind (1960; dramatization of Scopes Monkey Trial regarding creation and evolution) Leon Morin, Priest (1961; Catholic priest confronts communist atheist; in French)

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