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dc.contributor.authorMeis, Morgan
dc.contributor.authorTyree, J.M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-21T10:10:44Z
dc.date.available2021-12-21T10:10:44Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52163
dc.description.abstractWonder, Horror, Mystery is a dialogue between two friends, both notable arts critics, that takes the form of a series of letters about movies and religion. One of the friends, J.M. Tyree, is a film critic, creative writer, and agnostic, while the other, Morgan Meis, is a philosophy PhD, art critic, and practicing Catholic. The question of cinema is raised here in a spirit of friendly friction that binds the personal with the critical and the spiritual. What is film? What’s it for? What does it do? Why do we so intensely love or hate films that dare to broach the subjects of the divine and the diabolical? These questions stimulate further thoughts about life, meaning, philosophy, absurdity, friendship, tragedy, humor, death, and God. The letters focus on three filmmakers who challenged secular assumptions in the late 20th century and early 21st century through various modes of cinematic re-enchantment: Terrence Malick, Lars von Trier, and Krzysztof Kieślowski. The book works backwards in time, giving intensive analysis to Malick’s To The Wonder (2012), Von Trier’s Antichrist (2009), and Kieślowski’s Dekalog (1988), respectively, in each of the book’s three sections. Meis and Tyree discuss the filmmakers and films as well as related ideas about philosophy, theology, and film theory in an accessible but illuminating way. The discussion ranges from the shamelessly intellectual to the embarrassingly personal. Spoiler alert: No conclusions are reached either about God or the movies. Nonetheless, it is a fun ride.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema::APFA Film theory & criticismen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAM Religious issues & debatesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity::HRCM Christian theologyen_US
dc.subject.otheragnosticism;film studies;Krzysztof Kieślowski;Lars von Trier;religion;Terence Malick;theologyen_US
dc.titleWonder, Horror, Mystery
dc.title.alternativeLetters on Cinema and Religion in Malick, Von Trier, and Kieślowskien_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.53288/0359.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781685710095
oapen.relation.isbn9781685710088
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.imprintDead Letter Officeen_US
oapen.pages370en_US
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NYen_US


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