Book review. Lindvall, Terry et al. (2016). Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit. New York: Routledge.

Tereza Walsbergerová

Abstract


This review critiques Terry Lindvall et al.'s Divine Film Comedies: Biblical Narratives, Film Sub-Genres, and the Comic Spirit. Lindvall et al.'s account is a study of a synthesis of the impact of film comedies with religious themes. By carrying out this study, using strategies from theology, humour studies, and film studies, the authors have succeeded in filling a gap in knowledge and provided scholars of all the aforementioned disciplines with an insight into this fascinating intersection of seemingly incompatible elements.

Keywords


comedy; film comedy

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