Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Polf13
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Polf13

190

Published on

Y200 Politics and Film, Lecture #13 …

Y200 Politics and Film, Lecture #13
March 24, 2011

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
190
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. March 24, 2011
  • 2. Left/Liberal Criticisms of Hollywood  Pro-capitalist  Pro-militarist  Patriarchal , sexist, or anti-feminist  Racist  Anti-GLBT bias
  • 3. Conservative Criticisms of Hollywood Anti-militarist Anti-religion Anti-family Liberal bias e.g. Michael Medved, Hollywood vs. America
  • 4. Religion and Hollywood Bible films of the 1950s Inherit the Wind (1960) Controversies  The King of Kings (1927)  The Life of Brian (1977)  Last Temptation of Christ (1988)  Dogma (1999)  The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  • 5. Inherit the Wind Spencer Tracy plays Clarence Darrow; Frederic March plays William Jennings Bryan in movie about the teaching of evolution in Tennessee in 1925
  • 6. Last Temptation of Christ The film depicts the life of Jesus Christ, and its central thesis is that Jesus, while free from sin, was still subject to every form of temptation that humans face, including fear, doubt, depression, reluctance and lust. The book and film depicted Christ being tempted by imagining himself engaged in sexual activities, a notion that caused outrage from some Christians.
  • 7. Controversy over Dogma The filmmakers received over 300,000 pieces of hate mail, which Kevin Smith posted on his website. The Catholic League in particular attacked Disney and Miramax, the original distributors, for being anti-Catholic. The film was originally scheduled to come out in November of 1998, but was pushed back to November of 1999 in the hopes the controversy would die down. When that didnt work, Disney sold the films distribution rights to Lions Gate Films.
  • 8. Katha Pollitt in The Nation "Gibson has violated just about every precept of the (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) conferences own 1988 "Criteria" for the portrayal of Jews in dramatizations of the Passion (no bloodthirsty Jews, no rabble, no use of Scripture that reinforces negative stereotypes of Jews, etc.)". Source: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040329/pollitt
  • 9. The King of Kings vs. The Passion of theChrist Compare portrayal of the Priest Caiaphas in movie directed by Cecil B. DeMille with that in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ Caiaphas was portrayed in The King of Kings as an appointee of the Roman Empire and not a representative of the Jewish people Caiaphas was portrayed in The Passion of the Christ as a Jewish leader capable of bringing about a successful rebellion against the Romans
  • 10. Is Mel Gibson Anti-Semitic? DUI arrest in 2006 in Malibu Made anti-semitic remarks to Jewish police officer who arrested him Later apologized for remarks and sought help for alcoholism
  • 11. Hollywood at War with Islam? The Siege Executive Decision Little Drummer Girl True Lies
  • 12. Hollywood in Love with TibetanBuddhism? Seven Years in Tibet Kundun Richard Gere (Red Corner)

×