Monday, January 04, 2016

Book: Mockinbird at the movies

Mockingbird at the Movies is a collection of essays from a wide range of contributors, exploring the films that have touched us most. Some are beautiful, some confrontational, some silly, some sad, some all of the above; taken together, they bear witness to the power of film to move the heart and lift the spirit.

Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Roughing up Wes Anderson, by David Zahl
  • How to Put on a Killer Show at the School of Rock, by Bryan Jarrell
  • Winners, Losers, and Little Miss Sunshine, by Nick Lannon
    • LIST: A Mockingbird Guide to Movies About Jesus
  • From Sadness to Gladness: Sin and Redemption in About a Boy, by R. J. Heijmen
  • It’s a Wonderful Life: The Most Terrifying Movie Ever Made, by Ron Flowers
  • Law and Grace in Frozen, by Mike Belote
  • The Lovers, the Dreamers, the Muppets, and Me, by David Zahl
  • Toy Story: A Journey of Heroic Repentance, by Jeremiah Lawson
    • LIST: Ten Great Woody Allen Movies
  • The Pomade Won’t Save You Now: Salvation and Sorrow in O Brother Where Art Thou?, by Lizzie Stallings
  • Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose: The American Lie of an Easy Rider, by Ethan Richardson
  • Put Down the Gun, Honey Bunny: The “Realer than Real” World of Quentin Tarantino, by Bryan Jarrell
  • The Comforts of Irony and the Terror of Earnestness: Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan, by Will McDavid
    • LIST: Nine Documentaries for the Grace Addict
  • Holly Golightly and the Knight in Shining Armor Complex: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Emily Hornsby
  • Pathological Optimism and Crucified Lives in Silver Linings Playbook, by Ethan Richardson
  • The Common Mess of Punch-Drunk Love, by Joe Nooft
  • It’s Gonna Last You for the Rest of Your Life: Sanctification According to Groundhog Day, by Matt Schneider
  • Growing up with Grease and Ferris Bueller, by David Peterson
  • Afraid of a Love That There’s No Cure For: Trainwreck, by Charlotte Getz
  • The Sun Never Sets on the Romantic Comedy (Until It Does): Before Midnight, by Charlotte Hornsby
  • The Progress of the Human Soul in The Magnificent Ambersons: A Footnote to Orson Welles, by Paul F. M. Zahl
  • I Want You to Hit Me as Hard as You Can: Fight Club, by Nick Lannon
  • Running on Empty: Without Limits, by C. J. Green
    • LIST: Jesus Christ in the House of Horror
  • Flavors of Failure in The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, by Jeremiah Lawson
  • The Shape of Revelation and Evil: Halloween, by Blake Collier
    • LIST: Post-Apocalypto
  • The Dark Knight (Dies and) Rises, by Will McDavid
  • The Seven Sacraments of Harry Potter, by Ethan Richardson
  • Can Anything Good Come Out of Endor? Return of the Jedi, by David Zahl
  • John Ford and The Searchers, by Paul F. M. Zahl
  • The Gospel According to Hoosiers, by Matt Patrick
    • LIST: Sports Movies You May Have Missed
  • Killing (and Then) Saving Private Ryan, by Nick Lannon
  • Art Beyond Art: Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, by Zach Williams
    • LIST: Moving Portraits of Christian Ministry
  • A Body on the Cross: Theologizing The Virgin Suicides, by C. J. Green
  • The Shared Loneliness of Her, by Emily Stubbs
  • The Original Sin of Joss Whedon’s Serenity, by David Zahl
  • For Those Who Love Poorly: Forgiveness in The Woodsman and Around the Bend, by Blake Collier
  • Love is Medicine: Red Beard, by John Zahl

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