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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:07 AM

 

Spielberg and Rylance reunite for a film about interfaith tensions at a pivotal moment

April 13, 2016
by Peter T. Chattaway

Religion has been a recurring theme in Steven Spielberg’s films.
Some of his films, like Schindler’s List and Munich, have explored key issues in recent Jewish history, and he has long had an interest in the story of Moses, which has manifested itself in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which Spielberg directed, and The Prince of Egypt, which DreamWorks produced at his behest. Other films, such as Amistad, have shone a positive light on Christianity, and particularly Catholicism.

And then there are the strong religious overtones in Spielberg’s science fiction films, particularly Close Encounters of the Third Kind (which makes an explicit reference to the story of Moses as dramatized in The Ten Commandments) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (with its dying and rising Christ-figure from another world).

But what happens when Judaism and Catholicism clash in one of his films?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2016/04/spielberg-and-rylance-reunite-for-a-film-about-interfaith-tensions-at-a-pivotal-moment-in-catholic-history.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3675680/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortara_case

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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:35 AM

1. All I needed to hear was Rylance.....

Looking forward to it.

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