Imaging Religion in Film

The Politics of Nostalgia

  • Authors
  • M. Gail Hamner

Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Interpreting Religion and Film

  3. Film Study

  4. Theoretical Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. Gail Hamner
      Pages 133-141
    3. M. Gail Hamner
      Pages 143-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-193

About this book


This book offers a new methodology for examining the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film which foregrounds film's social power both to shape subjectivity and to image contemporary social contradictions and analyses three specific films: Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala ; Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry ; and the Coens' The Man Who Wasn't There .


film methodology politics realism religion Taste

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