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Hagiographical films


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    • found: Work cat.: Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis, c2005.
    • found: Il vangelo secondo Matteo, c2003.
    • found: La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc, 1999.
    • found: López, D. Films by genre, ©1993(subcategory under Religious Film: Hagiographies. Hagiographies are works about the life of historical religious figures. They include films about Christ, the Virgin Mary, saints and prophets. Examples: Jeanne d'Arc (1898); Jeanne d'Arc (1900); La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1927); The song of Bernadette (1943); La virgen Morena (1943); Monsieur Vincent (1947) Joan of Arc (1948); Cielo sulla palude (1949); Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950); Il suffit d'aimer (1960); Fratello Sole, sorella Luna (1972); Thérèse (1986); Bernadette (1987); Romero (1989))
    • found: Wikipedia, May 17, 2016:Joan of Arc (1948 film) (Joan of Arc is a 1948 American hagiographic epic film directed by Victor Fleming, and starring Ingrid Bergman as the French religious icon and war heroine) Brahmashri Vishwamitra (Brahmashri Vishwamitra is a 1991 Telugu hagiographical film produced & directed by N. T. Rama Rao. The story is based on the life of Vishvamitra who is one of the most venerated sages of ancient times in India) Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam (Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam is a 1986 Telugu hagiographical film directed by K. Vasu. The film is based on the life of Shirdi Sai Baba, who has preached and practiced religious humanism)
    • found: Nayar, S.J. The sacred and the cinema : reconfiguring the "genuinely" religious film, ©2012:pp. 37-38 (three categories of religiously themed movies: (1) films that are basically "amplified versions on the Stations of the Cross" or overly ornamental "catechism-in-pictures"; (2) priest or nun stories, like The Bells of St. Mary's (1945); an (3) hagiographic films, which not only confer a priori sainthood on their characters, but exploit supernatural elements, including "popular belief in miracles". A film like Augusto Genina's Heaven Over the Marshes (1949), on the other hand, breaks the hagiographical mold.)
    • found: Lindvall, T. Celluloid sermons : the emergence of the Christian film industry, 1930-1986, ©2011:p. 170 (hagiographic films)
    • found: From sacred text to Internet, 2001:p. 91 (hagiographical films featuring Krishna and Rama)
    • found: Grace, P. The religious film : Christianity and the hagiopic, 2009:pp. 1-2 (films that represent the life, or part of the life, of a recognized religious hero; a genre which I call the hagiopic--the "holy" or "saint" picture; the hagiopic is closely related to the biopic--the biographical film--but there are significant differences. Unlike the biopic, the hagiopic is concerned with its hero's relationship to the divine; and the world the hagiopic portrays is a place found in no other genre of films, a place where miracles occur, celestial beings speak to humans, and events are controlled by a benevolent God, who lives somewhere beyond the clouds; the term "hagiopic" also suggests hagiography, a significant feature of the genre; hagiopics can be about heroes in any religious tradition) p. 3 (In a far more direct way than any other film genre, the hagiopic deals with basic questions about suffering, injustice, a sense of meaninglessness, and a longing for something beyond the world we know)
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