Thursday, March 29, 2007

Movie Prayers: Ragtime (1981)

“Lord…I’d hoped I’d have the courage to know what I should do. You must see how sick at heart I’ve been, and how I’ve performed this thing with little appetite….I’d hoped you’d reveal to me along the way why you put such a rage in my heart! [Pause] Tell me what to do now! [Pause, softer] Please. God, tell me what to do.”

Movie Prayers: A Man for All Seasons (1966)

"Dear Lord, give us rest tonight, or if we must be wakeful, cheerful, careful only for our soul's salvation, for Christ's sake. Amen. [Pause.] And bless our lord, the king."

Movie Prayers: The End of the Affair (1999)

“Dear God please…let him live. Please bring him back. Please don’t take him. I’ll give him up forever. Only, please, let him be alive. Let him live, and I promise…I’ll never see him again.”

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Call For Papers: Faith and Spirituality in World Cinema

CFP--Faith and Spirituality in World Cinema (8/1/2007; collection)

Institutional grant funding has been secured to custom publish an anthology of new essays dealing with the depiction of religious faith or spirituality in world cinema. The editors seek proposals for critically informed, previously unpublished essays that explore the representation of faith and spirituality in canonical works of film. Although all proposals are welcome, essays dealing with one or more of the following directors are especially solicited:

--Michelangelo Antonioni

--Ingmar Bergman

--Robert Bresson

--Luis Buñuel

--Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

--Carl Theodor Dreyer

--Krzysztof Kieslowski

--Akira Kurosawa

--Yasujiro Ozu

--Roberto Rossellini

--Andrei Tarkovsky.

Essays should demonstrate a familiarity with the reception history or critical dialogue surrounding the director(s) or film(s) being discussed, but they should avoid being openly derivative.

The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2007.

Electronic submissions are welcome.

Please direct proposals, submissions, or questions to:

Kenneth R. Morefield

Department of English

Campbell University

PO Box 507

Buies Creek, NC 27506

Friday, March 23, 2007

Think You Know Me? Prove It!

Yes, I'm hopeless derivative. I saw a link to this site at Todd's blog, so I had to make one of my own.

You have 20 questions, and they are all about ME! Take the test