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Obszary tabu w kinie biblijnym głównego nurtu
Taboo areas in mainstream biblical films

Author(s): Magdalena Kempna-Pieniążek
Subject(s): Culture and social structure , Biblical studies, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: biblical film; taboo in religion; classical cinema
Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the presence / the absence of taboo in mainstream biblical film. Except for Henry Koster’s „The Story of Ruth”, the genre usually avoids presenting Jewish or Christian strict interdictions in an open way. In the same time the films are strongly marked with the presence of unmentionable themes concerning the erotic, customs an aesthetics. The author shows some changes in presenting taboo in biblical film during the years by analyzing classical movies (Cecil B. DeMille’s „The Ten Commandments”, Henry King’s „David and Bathsheba”) as well as the contemporary ones (Mel Gibson’s „The Passion of Christ”, Darren Aronofsky’s „Noah”, Ridley Scott’s „Exodus: Gods and Kings”).

  • Page Range: 102-112
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish