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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing (May 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414113102
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414113104
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,483,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Who is Jesus? What is Theology? Can these answers be found in a movie? The author agrees with Tolkien in that all mythos reflects our deep-seeded affinity to the Gospel. Even the Apostle Paul used familiar narratives to point people to the 'Unknown God.' Modern Films can also point people to the true and 'Unknown God.'

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Who is Jesus? What is Theology? Can these answers be found in a movie? The author agrees with Tolkien in that all mythos reflects our deep-seeded affinity to the Gospel. Even the Apostle Paul used familiar narratives to point people to the 'Unknown God.' Modern Films can also point people to the true and 'Unknown God.'

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Dr. Chester Elijah Branch, author of the amazon best-seller Parables Today, has a BA in film and theology, MA in Cinema and Television, and an MFA in Screenwriting. His Doctorate course work was in Global Business -- with a focus on Transmedia Consulting. His screenwriting expertise has been endorsed by over 60 industry and academic professionals; this includes endorsements from Emmy-Winning Directors and Screenwriting Professors at the American Film Institute. Dr. Branch currently works as a transmedia consultant and teaches Transmedia courses in the Middle East.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Denger on September 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book gives incredible perspective into the unique values that can be found within popular films. This book delves deep into many aspects of popular films discovering the "holy subtext." Like J.Jones says, experiencing this book will change the way you view movies. This book will make an excellent supplement to film goers, film students, and film makers alike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Jones on September 16, 2009
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The theories in this book will challenge you and illuminate all the stories and plots hidden within your favorite films. You'll never look at movies the same way again. Good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PFSTR on September 10, 2013
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Excellent read. Following narratives to find understanding of the nature of God. Great examples... a must read for anyone studying film and theology!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on August 22, 2013
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Chester Branch takes his considerable credentials and puts them to good use in applying his film expertise and Christian knowledge to the teasing out of deeper meaning and subtext in a variety of popular American films. A must read for anyone interested in understanding and analyzing cinema.
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