The Celluloid Madonna is the first book to analyze the life of the Virgin Mary on screen from the silent era through to the present. For decades, Mary has caught the imagination of filmmakers from a range of religious backgrounds, whether Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Marxist, or atheist, and films intersection of theology and secular culture has inspired some of the most singular and controversial visions of this icon in cinema history. Focusing on the challenge of adapting Scripture to the screen, this volume discusses Cecil B. DeMilles The King of Kings (1927), Pier Paolo Pasolinis The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), Franco Zeffirellis Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Jean-Luc Godards Hail Mary (1984), Jean Delannoys Mary of Nazareth (1994), Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ (2004), Catherine Hardwickes The Nativity Story (2006), and Mark Dornford-Mays Son of Man (2006).
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 08 / 2012