Archetypes of characters and situations in religions 1
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The aim is to present in an introductory study in modern Western culture no only as a merely Christian society but primarily as a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious culture and as it is reflected in modern film. Effort will be made to demarcate the perspectives of the course including potential inter-disciplinary collaboration with other artistic and humanities studies.
- Adam and Eve. The creation and fall of man. Good and evil. Defiance and rebellion.
Symbols of paradise in film 1:
The Christian concept of paradise - Adam and Eve, creation and fall of man
Good and evil, defiance and rebellion, emancipation
Symbols of paradies in film 2:
- Image of paradise in other religions - life after death, burial rituals, image of the ideal place
- Concept of paradise in advertisement
- Death of John the Baptist. Guilt and obedience. Guilt and innocence, force majeure, law and justice
- Cain and Abel, pain and anger. the victim, justice and punishment
- Jesus and sinners in the house of the Pharises. The child - parent - adult. Sense and feeling.
- Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. The internal world of man. Emotions. Extreme limitations. Dominance and submissiveness.
- Joseph and Potifar's wife. Injury to the ego. The dream and reality as desire and their realization. Jealousy. Loving relationships.
- The Ten Commandments in film:
- The filmmakers context of the developed topic
- Christianity vs. Judaism
- period context development of the topic - moral imperatives of the time.
- Naming Saul the king. David and Goliath. The hero and anti-hero.
- Depiction of God in film. The Passion as a dramatic story.
Religious - societal context of film with this topic
Recommended or required reading
Leitch, Vincent B. „Northrop Frye.“ The Norton Anthology: Theory and Criticism. Ed. Vincent B. Leitch. New York: Norton, 2001. 1442 - 1445
ISBN: 9780393932928 0393932923
Knapp, Bettina L. „Introduction.“ A Jungian Approach to Literature. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984. ix - xvi
ISBN 0809311615 (ISBN 13: 9780809311613)
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I Confess, director: Alfred Hitchcock, 1953.
Rosemary´s Baby, director: Roman Polanski, 1968.
Angel Heart, director: Alan Parker, 1987.
Dead Man, director: Jim Jarmusch, 1995.
The Last Temptation of Christ, director: Martin Scorsese, 1988.
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Completion of the final exam.
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- Montage_2020 (required optional subject)