A message from Jack Welch and Gideon Burton:
The upcoming issue of BYU Studies, volume 46, no. 2, will be a long-awaited, double-sized issue about Mormons and film.
This blockbuster issue, edited by Gideon Burton and Randy Astle, begins with a 140-page history of Mormon involvement with cinema over the past 100 years. Other titles include: â€œMormon Cinema and the Paradoxes of Mormon Culture,â€ by Terryl L. Givens; â€œCompeting Business Models in Mormon Cinema,â€ by Eric Samuelsen; â€œThe Mormon as Vampire,â€ by James Dâ€™Arc; â€œActive Spectatorship: Spiritual Dimensions of Film,â€ by Sharon Swenson; and other articles by Travis T. Anderson, Dean Duncan, and Thomas J. Lefler. Also, the recent PBS special, â€œThe Mormonsâ€ is among the films reviewed in this issue of BYU Studies.
In certain ways, Mormon cinema has come into its own in recent years; but in other ways, Latter-day Saints have made use of film for over a century. For anyone interested in a better night at the theatre, this issue will be just the ticket.
To ensure receiving this special issue, one must subscribe to BYU Studies by August 25th, which can be done either on line at http://byustudies.byu.edu/Products/ProductsDetail/Subscriptions.aspx, or by visiting the BYU Studies offices in 245 or 403 Clyde Building during BYU Campus Education Week. For $25 per year, you will receive this and three other issues during the next 12 months. Popcorn not included.