Buddhism goes to the movies : introduction to Buddhist thought and practice

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Contents: Early representations of Buddhism in films : Broken blossoms (D.W. Griffith, USA, 1919) and Lost horizon (Frank Capra, USA, 1937) -- The four noble truths and Fight club (David Fincher, USA, 2000) -- Buddhist awakening and Waking life (Richard Linklater, USA, 2001) -- Dependent origination and I heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, USA, 2004) -- Korean Seon Buddhism and Why has Bodhi-dharma left for the East? (Young-Kyun Bae, South Korea, 1989) -- Theravāda Buddhism, socially engaged Buddhism and The Burmese harp (Biruma no tategoto, Kon Ichikawa, Japan, 1956) -- Tibetan Buddhism and The cup (Khyentse Norbu, Bhutan, 2000) -- Japanese Shin Buddhism and Departures (Okuribito, Yōjirō Takita, Japan, 2008) -- The Buddhist order of nuns and Windhorse (Paul Wagner, USA, 1998) -- Thai Buddhism in horror films : Nang Nak (Nonzee Nimibutr, Thailand, 1999) and Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives (Pichatpong Weerasethaku, Thailand, 2010).