I am writing a term paper for a political theory class on the topic of intolerance in film. I am intending to write about how film can teach viewers about intolerance, either critiquing or promoting intolerance, specifically intolerance stemming from a religious POV. I need to twiddle it down to one or two specific instances of intolerance (I am thinking misogyny and/or promotion of violence to "others") and I am looking for film ideas to write about.
I need to specifically focus on the use of images in the films - things like the book burning scene (and subsequent mural painting) in the film Pleasantville.
To give you an idea of some of the films I was considering, I was thinking of using two or more of the following:
Jesus Camp (almost definitely choosing this one)
Fight Club (Tyler Durden as christ figure, project mayhem = xtian mob mentality)
Antichrist (women portrayed as evil, child sacrifice, reference to garden of eden/original sin)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (references to many gods)
The Life of Brian (comical satire mocking images of xtianity)
The Golden Compass (magisterium = catholic church, children being ruined, misogyny again)
The Wrestler (misogyny, prodigal son-esque fall from grace tale, xtian tattoos)
American Beauty (misogyny again, homophobia, adultery, statutory rape, religious undertones)
Se7en (seven deadly sins represented visually)
Legend (darkness = idea of the devil that xtians teach their kids - not a true biblical ref, though)
The Apostle (one man's fall from grace, misogyny, adultery)
The Prophecy (evil angel, good vs evil, strong xtian imagery)
A Serious Man (haven't seen it yet, just know it revolves around judaism)
Any suggestions (especially if you can hint to me why you are suggestion it) would be greatly appreciated.