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Readership: Readers interested in movies, religion, and American history.
William Romanowski, Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences, Calvin College
William Romanowski is Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Calvin College. His books include Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture (a 2002 ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winner) and Pop Culture Wars: Religion and the Role of Entertainment in America Life.
"William Romanowski is fair-minded, has a fascinating story to tell, and tells it well" - Tom Aitken, Times Literary Supplement
"[a] thorough, fact-filled account of the interaction between Protestantism and the American cinema" - Christopher R. Brewer, Transpositions
"[a] this labyrinthine history of attempts to regulate the film industry, from the silent era to the present day ... a fascinating history, meticulously researched" - Pat Ashworth, Church Times
Chapter 1 Reforming the Movies: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Chapter 2 The Federal Council of Churches Enters the Frame
Chapter 3 Putting a Presbyterian in Charge of Hollywood
Chapter 4 On the Trail of the Serpent: Will Hays and the Protestant Crusade
Chapter 5 Protestants and Hollywood at the Crossroads
Chapter 6 The Worst That Could Happen: A Catholic Legion of <"Decency>"
Chapter 7 One Foot in Hollywood: The Protestant Film Commission
Chapter 8 Movie Consulting-Protestant Style
Chapter 9 High Noon in the Broadcasting and Film Commission
Chapter 10 And the Winner Is: The Protestant Film Awards
Chapter 11 No Longer a Dirty Word: This Film Will Now Be Rated
Chapter 12 A Changing of the Guard
Chapter 13 The Curious Case of Evangelicals