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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

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    Thursday, July 26, 2007

    New Book - "The Bible on the Big Screen" Due Out Next Month

    It's been a couple of years since I first caught wind of the news that Stephen J. Lang was writing a book on Bible films. In fact it had been quiet on that front for so long that I assumed that the project had come to a standstill. Not so it would appear, "The Bible on the Big Screen: A Guide from Silent Films to Today's Movies" is due for release on the 1st August. Here's what the publishers (Baker Books) say in their blurb:
    Author: J. Stephen Lang
    Edition: Paperback
    Price: 14.99
    Dimensions: 6 x 9
    Number of Pages: 304
    Publication Date: Aug. 07

    Description: Your gateway to every Bible movie ever made!

    Hollywood has been producing movies based on Bible stories since 1897. Starting with grainy, silent, mini-Passion stories and moving on to The Passion of the Christ and beyond, bestselling author J. Stephen Lang takes you through the blockbusters and the busts.

    More than just a catalog listing, "The Bible on the Big Screen" gives movie buffs film credits, running times, and release dates. It answers intriguing questions about motives for making the movies, offers critics' reactions, and provides much more insider information. The book is also richly illustrated with film stills from favorite movies.

    Author Information: J. Stephen Lang is the author of nearly thirty books, including the extremely successful Complete Book of Bible Trivia, which has sold over 600,000 copies.

    Endorsement: "Lang has given his readers a fascinating history. It is engagingly told by someone who is at one and the same time generous of spirit, biblically faithful, and culturally attuned."--Robert K. Johnston, author of "Reel Spirituality" and co-author of "Finding God in the Movies"



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