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People of ParadoxA History of Mormon Culture$
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Terryl C. Givens

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.001.0001

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 “Cinema as Sacrament”

 “Cinema as Sacrament”

Theater and Film

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(p.265) 14 “Cinema as Sacrament”
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People of Paradox
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Terryl C. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0017

Film has largely replaced theater as the dramatic medium for Mormon artists. Film was early employed in the anti-Mormon campaign, and Mormons learned early to use it for their own purposes. Evangelistic (missionary films) and public relations varieties (Homefront series) have given way to a recent generation of talented filmmakers who are creating two kinds: one is an insider genre, while the other explores ways of informing popular film with a Mormon sensibility.

Keywords:   Mormon film, Mormon theater, anti-Mormon campaign, missionary films, Homefront series

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