Anker, Roy M.

Beautiful light : religious meaning in film / Roy M. Anker. - Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, c2017. - ix, 272 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes filmography.

Introduction : Through wonder to veneration -- "Not all angels have wings" : wonder, light and love in M. Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake -- And the blind shall see : grasping the radiance of being in The Color of Paradise -- The education of a one-man preaching machine : the realization of love in The Apostle -- Love's pure light : moral light and reconciliation in Dead Man Walking -- When hope breaks out : love and redemption in The Shawshank Redemption -- "It's take me so long to find you" : search and rescue in Paul Schrader's American Gigolo -- "How high can I fly?" : murder and sacramental ascent in Tom Tykwer's Heaven -- "It can happen" : frogs, deliverance, and reconciliation in P.T. Anderson's Magnolia -- "The glory smiling through" : wonder and beauty in The Thin Red Line."

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Religion in motion pictures.

PN1995.9.R4 / A54 2017

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