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The Resource Screen priests : the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018, Peter Malone

Screen priests : the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018, Peter Malone

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Screen priests : the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018
Title
Screen priests
Title remainder
the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018
Statement of responsibility
Peter Malone
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"There is never a shortage of priest characters on our screens. Even Spencer Tracy, Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald won Oscars for playing priests. Robert de Niro has been ordained four times (including a bishop). Many stars have been eager to play priests, as have numerous supporting actors. The question arises: how have been priests portrayed over the decades? There have been kindly priests with their advice, stern priests who laid down the law, heroic priests on mission, in more recent years, priests who have been abusers. And there have been priests who were part of the scenery, especially at funerals. This is something of a comprehensive look at priests on screen, looking at portrayals from the late 19th century, over the decades, for 120 years. The films considered are mainly English-language but quite there are a number from other cultures. The book offers some Church background and developments, the range of films, a highlighting of a key film representing each decade. It also has separate chapters on Irish priests, Australian priests, exorcism priests and a chapter on films and abuse. There also Appendices on historical films, saint priests and popes. While one could read the book from cover to cover, it is mainly a book for reference. There are some detailed appreciations. There are some shorter considerations. Not everyone can see every film, not for want of trying! There are Indexes for exploring: film titles, directors, and actors who have played priests. Screen Priests is a fascinating historical look at films about Roman Catholic priests from the first until Martin Scorsese's 2016 religious and cinematic masterpiece Silence. With the scope spanning decades and the breadth embracing films mostly from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia, the researcher will find a treasure trove and the film aficionado will relish Peter Malone's encyclopedia knowledge and sometimes trivia of the world of priests on the silver screen."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malone, Peter,
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C52
LC item number
M35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Clergy in motion pictures
  • Religion in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Clergy in motion pictures
  • Religion in motion pictures
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Screen priests : the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018, Peter Malone
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Priests in the Catholic Church -- Films from 1900 to 1930s -- Films from the 1930s, key film: The Fighting 69th -- Films from the 1940s, key film: Going My Way -- Films from the 1950s, key film: On the Waterfront -- Films from the 1960s, key film: The Cardinal -- Films from the 1970s, key film: M*A*S*H -- Films from the 1980s, key film: The Mission -- Films from the 1990s, key film: Priest -- Films from 2000-2018, key film: Keeping the Faith, key films of the 2010s: Of Gods and Men, Calvary -- Films from Ireland -- Films from Australia -- Films on the devil and exorcism -- Films on clerical sexual abuse -- Epilogue : silence and broken
Control code
1117553822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 701 pages
Isbn
9781925872903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117553822
Label
Screen priests : the depiction of Catholic priests in cinema from 1900-2018, Peter Malone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Priests in the Catholic Church -- Films from 1900 to 1930s -- Films from the 1930s, key film: The Fighting 69th -- Films from the 1940s, key film: Going My Way -- Films from the 1950s, key film: On the Waterfront -- Films from the 1960s, key film: The Cardinal -- Films from the 1970s, key film: M*A*S*H -- Films from the 1980s, key film: The Mission -- Films from the 1990s, key film: Priest -- Films from 2000-2018, key film: Keeping the Faith, key films of the 2010s: Of Gods and Men, Calvary -- Films from Ireland -- Films from Australia -- Films on the devil and exorcism -- Films on clerical sexual abuse -- Epilogue : silence and broken
Control code
1117553822
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 701 pages
Isbn
9781925872903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117553822

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