- Hardcover: 193 pages
- Publisher: Praeger (June 19, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144083752X
- ISBN-13: 978-1440837524
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #976,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day
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"Hollywood Biblical Epics brings together strains of gay and cinematic history that make for a very entertaining tour of American culture." - Andrew Holleran, The Gay and Lesbian Review
About the Author
Richard Lindsay is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and received his PhD in art and religion from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He teaches in the Rhetoric and Language department at the University of San Francisco.
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Other sections I found particularly intriguing were about the prevalence of effeminate bad guys (Caligula, Herod, Nero, et al) and the pervasive sexual subtexts in these films, with their requisite scenes of Roman orgies and gratuitous beefcake. The book has given me tools for observing these films--as well as more contemporary ones, I hope--with a more critical eye. Recommended for people who are considering showing any of these films for church study, as well as students of scripture who might benefit from thinking about how pop expression may have colored their own interpretation.