- xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Contents: Pt. I. Cinematic principle -- 1. The concept of third cinema -- 2. Exploring national dimensions of third cinema -- 3. Films from a virtual geography of third cinema -- Pt. II. Theological principle -- 4. Political holiness : the eschatological perspective of Schillebeeckx -- Pt. III. Creative crossings -- 5. The crystallization of political holiness in third cinema -- Conclusion : the new stained glass window.Includes bibliographical references (p. -227) and index.Summary: "An exploration of the creative crossings between the liberative stream of Edward Schillebeeckx's eschatological perspective and Third Cinema, Antonio D. Sison's work is interdisciplinary and innovative. Examining a variety of films - from independents such as Perfumed Nightmare and Xala to the Oscar-nominated Hotel Rwanda and Motorcycle Diaries - Sision builds an intertextual and intercultural dialogue between one of the greatest western theologians of our time and a cinema that has become all the more relevant in the light of global, sociopolitical struggles. Sison argues for the primacy of cinematic style as the locus for a theological interpretation of film over the prevailing practice of extracting the religious dimension from film's more thematic, literary basis."--BOOK JACKET.