In this paper I continue a discussion implicit within the pages of a recent book, Flickering Images, and (1) examine some of the ways in which theologically oriented enquirers search for meaning in film, (2) indicate some principle areas of disagreement, and (3) then illustrate some of the interpretive consequences by reference to one particular film. In my introductory article in Flickering Images I refer to some trends in film studies, including auteur theory and star studies, suggest particular ways in which theological meaning might be said to be present within film, and also discuss three ways of ‘reading’ film as identified in the literature by Oswalt and Martin – theological, mythological and ideological criticism.
"Bringing out the Meaning: Deacy, Nolan, Scorsese, and what films 'mean',"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 13
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol13/iss2/1