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Jesus of Hollywood$
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Adele Reinhartz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.001.0001

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History and Anti‐History

History and Anti‐History

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(p.21) 2 History and Anti‐History
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Jesus of Hollywood
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Adele Reinhartz (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more subtly, details of setting, costuming, music, and the physical appearance of the characters. The chapter then outlines the ways in which the Jesus biopics undermine their own stated claims to historicity and studies in detail two movies that self-consciously negate the claim to historicity, The Last Temptation of Christ and Jesus of Montreal.

Keywords:   historicity, biopics, voice-over narration, silent movie intertitles, Scorsese, Arcand, Gospels, Synoptic Gospels, chronology, two-document hypothesis

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