Saturday, 5 May 2012

Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, "Cinematic Saviour" (2006)

The sub-title for this book is: Hollywood's Making of the American Christ.

One of the primary characteristics of this book might be regarded as a mixed blessing. On one hand, the author's casual tone and presumption of significant knowledge on the part of the reader makes for a breezy, light approach to assessing a swath of important films depicting aspects of Jesus' life.

On the other, the presumption of knowledge the book is based upon, and the witty references this presumption allows, would likely be alienating for those who don't come to the text with that knowledge.