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The Bible on silent film : spectacle, story and scripture in the early cinema / David J. Shepherd.

Shepherd, David J., 1972- (Author). Ebooks Corporation (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > In motion pictures.
Bible films > History and criticism.
Silent films > Religious aspects.

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  • ISBN: 110749737X (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781107497375 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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General Note: Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. 'Like one of the prophets of old': passions and cameos; 2. 'See this great sight': spectacle and miracle; 3. 'That my wonders may be multiplied': Blackton and elaboration; 4. 'How are the mighty fallen': Feuillade and tragedy; 5. 'All the country wept aloud': Andre;ani and melodrama; 6. 'The top of it reached to heaven' -- Griffith, analogy and scale; 7. 'She came close to his bed' -- vamps and other leading ladies; 8. 'But Pharaoh hardened his heart': Exodus and Egypt; 9. 'The end of these wonders?': The triumph of spectacle; Afterword.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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