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The Resource Martin Scorsese's divine comedy : movies and religion, Catherine O'Brien, (electronic resource)

Martin Scorsese's divine comedy : movies and religion, Catherine O'Brien, (electronic resource)

Label
Martin Scorsese's divine comedy : movies and religion
Title
Martin Scorsese's divine comedy
Title remainder
movies and religion
Statement of responsibility
Catherine O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Catherine O'Brien draws on the structure of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy to explore Martin Scorsese's feature films from Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967-69) to Silence (2016). This is the first full-length study to focus on the trajectory of faith and doubt during this period, taking very seriously the oft-quoted words of the director himself: 'My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else.' Films discussed include GoodFellas, The Last Temptation of Christ, Taxi Driver and Mean Streets, as well as the more recent The Wolf of Wall Street. In Dante's poem in 100 cantos, the Pilgrim is guided by the poet Virgil down through the circles of Hell in Inferno; he then climbs the steep Mountain of the Seven Deadly Sins in Purgatory; and he finally encounters God in Paradise. Embracing this popular analogy, this study envisions Scorsese as a contemporary Dante, with his filmic oeuvre offering the dimensions of a cinematic Divine Comedy. Drawing on debates at the heart of religious studies, theology, literature and film, this book goes beyond existing explorations of religion in Scorsese's work to address issues of sin and salvation within the context of wider debates in eschatology and the afterlife."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
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1962-
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O'Brien, Catherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Dante Alighieri
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Religion in motion pictures
Label
Martin Scorsese's divine comedy : movies and religion, Catherine O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One. Inferno: Visions of Hell. 1. Hell on Earth ; 2. Sympathy for the Devil ; 3. Treachery -- Part Two. Purgatory: The Three Story Mountain. 4. Misdirected love ; 5. Insufficient love ; 6. Excessive love -- Part Three. Paradise: (Lost or Found?). 7. Encountering Jesus ; 8. The compassion connection ; 9. The mystery of God's love -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index
Control code
ssib035344028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781350003309
Other control number
10.5040/9781350003309
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035344028
Label
Martin Scorsese's divine comedy : movies and religion, Catherine O'Brien, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part One. Inferno: Visions of Hell. 1. Hell on Earth ; 2. Sympathy for the Devil ; 3. Treachery -- Part Two. Purgatory: The Three Story Mountain. 4. Misdirected love ; 5. Insufficient love ; 6. Excessive love -- Part Three. Paradise: (Lost or Found?). 7. Encountering Jesus ; 8. The compassion connection ; 9. The mystery of God's love -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index
Control code
ssib035344028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781350003309
Other control number
10.5040/9781350003309
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035344028

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