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Public Lecture - Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Cinematic Re-visionings of the Bible
“Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Cinematic Re-visionings of the Bible"
Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2014, a community service for the general public. Admission is free – no registration is required.
From its emergence in the late 19th Century until the present day, cinema has embraced the Bible and its treasure trove of narrative gems. These cinematic re-visionings of the Bible, from the sword and sandal epics of Hollywood’s golden age to the digital spectacles of the 21st century, all promise to expand our understanding of these old stories, such that the Bible becomes more than we imagined. The results are frequently less than satisfying. This lecture will explore the ways in which the translation of the Bible to film is shaped by the competing expectations that the text reader and the film viewer bring to their respective experiences.
Location: Eastman Education Centre - Steinbach
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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