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Religion and Film
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Welcome!

This is a community for the exchange of idea's and perspectives on movie’s and their religious themes. In this community we all share an interest or love of religions, and constantly find them appearing in various forms throughout the day. One place where religions can be constantly found is in the media; and one media in particular is the film industry.

Sometimes religious themes are obvious (Such as Christianity in Chronicles of Narnia, or Tibetan Buddhism in Kundun), while other times they must be searched for. Our role in this community is to do the searching. Many of us may hold brilliant insights on a specific theme in a film, while another may build upon that shared theme or event present something entirely new. It is this open flow and exchange of idea's which backs the purpose of the community.

Think of it as a market-place, where idea's and perspectives are bartered. It’s nothing new that Buddhist, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Hindu’s view the world entirely differently, and it’s these different perspectives that aid us in viewing a film in another light. Here we can share these perspectives of films, and add to each others perspectives with our own. You may post about a favorite film and describe the transcendental conflict, or just go about arguing with fellow members.

Whether it's a debate on a films religious meaning, or the intent of sharing a favorite film with religious undertones, this is the place.

Just remember a few rules:

-Respect the other members. By all means challenge their opinions and assumptions, but offer everyone respect in the form of the Golden Rule.

-No spamming other communities or webpages without the moderators permission.

-If your post is turning into a research paper, please use lj-cuts.

-Feel free to post youtube video’s of your film; by all means it’s encouraged.

-Nothing inappropriate. Treat this community as an open forum in the classroom. Try to keep your language educated and professional, and prevent cursing out of respect to the other members.

-Enjoy!


-Leonard O
Moderator



Some Religion and Film related sites.

Hey reader;

In an effort to bring us closer to the role that religion plays in film, I've decided to offer up some links of various sites. Enjoy:

University of Nebraska; Journal of Religion and Film
http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/

http://www.materialreligion.org/journal/film.html

Web Resources for Religion and American Film
http://faculty.vassar.edu/juweisen/160/filmlinks.html

Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/

Guide to Religious Film; everything from Amish, to Islamic, to Baptist films.
***AWESOME LIST***
http://www.adherents.com/movies/

Films by Mormons
http://www.ldsfilm.com/

Jewish Movies
http://www.adherents.com/movies/mov_judaism_top50.html

Catholic Movies
http://www.adherents.com/movies/mov_catholic_top50.html

Buddhist Movies
http://www.adherents.com/movies/buddhist_box.html

Christian Movies
http://www.adherents.com/movies/christian_box.html

Christian Films
http://www.christianfilms.com/

Journal of Religion and Culture
http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/br4-Bowman.html

Some journals, sites, and other stuff about Religion and Film
http://www.religiousworlds.com/media/film.html

Heres a great source to get you started on your quest of exploring the massive underground role that Religion has played in MANY films. It's a great source of information, and I hope it helps you out. God Bless

-Leonard O Goenaga

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