The King of Kings (DeMille Pictures, 1927): The body and the word on film

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When The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, was released in 2011 to universal acclaim, it renewed some viewers’ faith in film to tell a story without the elaborate technological interventions that had come to be seen as essential to filmmaking in the twenty-first century. The Artist was silent, but for musical accompaniment, and in black and white with intertitles. It invited audiences to accept the illusion of experiencing film-going as it was in the beginning, in the silent world of light and dark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927)
EditorsDavid Shepherd
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315815169
ISBN (Print)9780415741699
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Religion and Film


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