RS Podcast 028 – Silence in Westerns

This week on the podcast, we are pleased to feature Kutter Callaway’s recent address at the Moving Visions/Film en religie and Film und Theologie in Groningen, the Netherlands, on May 30 – June 1.

Kutter’s talk considers the place of silence in cinema throughout history and the use of silence in Westerns in particular. He focuses on the Coen Borthers’ recent adaptaion of True Grit to show how the interplay of silence and sound creates the moral universe of the narrative.

Our goal on this podcast is to bring you the many different kinds of conversations happening around Fuller related to theology and film. We hope you enjoy this more academic presentation.

If you enjoy Kutter’s lecture, you’ll also enjoy his book Scoring Transcendance: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience.

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