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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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    Monday, April 20, 2009

    Brent Plate: Global Jesus on Film

    S. Brent Plate has written and edited a number of books on faith and film, including 2004's "Reviewing the Passion" about The Passion of the Christ and his latest "Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World". Earlier in the month, Brent wrote an article for Religion Dispatches called Pop-Eye: Global Jesus on Film.

    Rather than exploring the multitude of Jesus films as many do at this time of year, he has focussed on those with a more "international" flavour: Dayasagar / Karunamayudu (1978), Son of Man (2006), Hombre mirando al sudeste (1986) and Mesih (2007?). I've not yet had a chance to watch Mesih, Jesus Spirit of God or any other version of that material, and I've had a DVD of Hombre mirando al sudeste for about 2 years which I've not yet found time to watch, so it's interesting to read a bit more about those films. Brent's article is well worth a read and its study of non-Western Jesus films is certainly a welcome addition to the growing number of articles on the subject (see right hand sidebar for a fuller list).



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