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Stay Off the Skyline: The Sixth Marine Division on Okinawa, an Oral History.

0826416063

Scandalizing Jesus; Kazantzakis's The Last Temptation of Christ fifty years on.

Ed. by Darren J.N. Middleton.

Continuum Publishing Group

2005

265 pages

$105.00

Hardcover

PA5610

Scholars of film, religion, and English and Greek literature reassess Nikos Kazantzakis' 1955 novel O teleftaios peirasmos and Martin Scorsese's 1988 film of it, The Last Temptation of Christ. For the novel, they consider the four gospels and the continuing historical quest, reading Kazantzakis through Gregory of Nyssa, Kantzakis and Borges, the semiotic threat over the symbolic logos, and other topics. Among the perspectives on the film are sexuality and spirituality, the view of seminarians, what the film teaches about the relationship between sound and image, and Peter Gabriel's sound track. Scorsese himself re-appreciates Kazantzakis.

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