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As important as the relic itself

imageDudley Andrew, from an essay, “The Economies of Adaptation,” published in the book, True to the Spirit: Film Adaptation and the Question of Fidelity (Oxford University Press, USA, January 26, 2011)

As the paper reported it: “He dipped his glass plates in the developing bath: suddenly the negative in front of the red lamp caused the face of Christ, which no one had contemplated for eighteen centuries, to loom before his eyes" Here we have science and faith, negativity and appearance, icon and index, making the photograph of the shroud as important as the relic itself.

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