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Religions 2017, 8(12), 275;

“Nothing Sacred”: Violence, Time and Meaning in the Cinema of Possibilities

Department of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 15 December 2017 / Accepted: 15 December 2017 / Published: 19 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Film and Lived Theology)
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Hemingway’s disenchantment with the idea of the sacred as expressed in A Farewell to Arms became a defining aspect of the modern experience including in some Hollywood films such as Nothing Sacred and Twentieth Century. An attempt for a return to the sacred can be found in the philosophies of such figures as Levinas and Kristeva, among others. Cinema can help in this movement to a return to the sacred through film’s ability to manipulate time. View Full-Text
Keywords: sacred; existential; time; ethics; presence sacred; existential; time; ethics; presence

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