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Death At The Movies

Death At The Movies

Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter

by Lyn and Tom Davis Genelli

"Provocative and slyly perceptive. If there's a screening room in the Buddha's Pure Land, an extra-large bucket of popcorn is waiting there for the Genellis."

—Dean Sluyter, author of Cinema Nirvana: Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies

About the Book and Authors

About the Book and Authors

Death at the Movies explores how Hollywood has both unconsciously and consciously conveyed the deepest truths about death and the beyond to a mass audience through motion pictures.

On the Hereafter: A Q&A with the Genellis

On the Hereafter: A Q&A with the Genellis

In a nutshell, Death at the Movies is about becoming an intimate friend with your own death and what lies beyond.

Praise for Death at the Movies

Praise for Death at the Movies

"You will never look at these films the same way as you did before." Read what Bill Shepard, author of The Somewhere in Time Story, and others are saying about the Genelli's new book.

Death At The Movies: Read an Excerpt

Death At The Movies: Read an Excerpt

"Like the transit realm itself, Casablanca seems arbitrary, dangerous, and confusing."

Death at the Movies: Discussion Guide

Death at the Movies: Discussion Guide

Use this chapter-by-chapter guide to deepen your personal or group reading of Death at the Movies.

Gravity: Lost in Transit

Gravity: Lost in Transit

Lyn and Tom Davis Genelli

The oscar-nominated film Gravity explores perennial themes of death, rebirth and the transition between the two — a film destined to join the list of classic transit movies.

Author Website

Author Website

For more on the Genelli's work, including Death at the Movies, visit their website here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Intriguingly Interreligious

Intriguingly Interreligious

J. Ryan Parker

Like all good film criticism books, Death at the Movies reminds me of both why I love classics like It’s a Wonderful Life or Casablanca while introducing me to previously unknown films which will almost surely become new favorites.

Knowing Too Much, Sharing Too Little

Knowing Too Much, Sharing Too Little

Bruce Epperly

While many churches are silent about the afterlife, the broad public has never been more vocal in describing a smorgasbord of images of survival after death, many of which are confirmed by the movies they see.

Looking Through a Buddhist Lens

Looking Through a Buddhist Lens

Coyle Neal

Death at the Movies is a well-written, thoughtful, and fascinating interpretation of cinema through a completely different filter than most of us are used to.

What Can Movies Tell Us About the Afterlife?

What Can Movies Tell Us About the Afterlife?

Dan Wilkinson

Death at the Movies offers an important starting point for reflection on how the dominant narrative form of our society both reflects and reinforces our thoughts about the very nature of existence.

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Lyn Davis Genelli on Death at the Movies

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