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Reforming Hollywood : how American Protestants fought for freedom at the movies

Author: William D Romanowski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"Hollywood and Christianity often seem to be at war. Indeed, there is a long list of movies that have attracted religious condemnation, from Gone with the Wind with its notorious 'damn,' to The Life of Brian and The Last Temptation of Christ. But the reality, writes William Romanowski, has been far more complicated--and remarkable. In Reforming Hollywood, Romanowski, a leading historian of popular culture, explores  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Romanowski
ISBN: 9780195387841 0195387848
OCLC Number: 754105638
Description: xv, 298 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reforming the movies: what could possibly go wrong? --
The Federal Council of Churches enters the frame --
Putting a Presbyterian in charge of Hollywood --
On the trail of the serpent: Will Hays and the Protestant crusade --
Protestants and Hollywood at the crossroads --
The worst that could happen: a Catholic legion of "decency" --
One foot in Hollywood: the Protestant Film Commission --
Movie consulting, Protestant style --
High noon in the broadcasting and film commission --
And the winner is: the Protestant film awards --
No longer a dirty word: this film will now be rated --
A changing of the guard --
The curious case of evangelicals.
Responsibility: William D. Romanowski.


In Reforming Hollywood, William Romanowski tells the long and complex story of the relationship between Protestants of all stripes - from Episcopalians to evangelicals - and the American film  Read more...
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[a] this labyrinthine history of attempts to regulate the film industry, from the silent era to the present day ... a fascinating history, meticulously researched * Pat Ashworth, Church Times * [a] Read more...

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