ERIC Number: EJ1071999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
(Un)Making Violence through Media Literacy and Theological Reflection: Manichaeism, Redemptive Violence, and Hollywood Films
Dalton, Russell W.
Religious Education, v110 n4 p395-408 2015
This article models an exercise in media literacy and theological reflection by identifying the Manichean worldview and redemptive violence prevalent in many Hollywood studio films and exploring some of the reasons these stories are told so often. Filmmaker interviews and commentaries reveal ways in which many filmmakers feel compelled by film's (a) visual, (b) character-driven, (c) time-limited, and (d) affective natures to change the narratives of their source materials into stories of redemptive violence.
Descriptors: Violence, Media Literacy, Religious Factors, Mass Media Effects, Films, Popular Culture, World Views
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