Friday, March 28, 2008

In the vein of the Seventh Sign, The Prophecy, Constantine, End of Days

comes Legion. AICN has casting news. Maybe the Gnostics or Manichaeans were just imaginative people who couldn't find work writing scripts because Hollywood hadn't been created yet. Heh. "If there weren't a market for it, people wouldn't peddle it." I suppose I could start writing about artistic responsibility and the foundation of representational art in truth, but there wouldn't be much point in doing so. For the most part, Hollywood isn't interested in making movies that convey the truths of Christianity, and it's much easier to create dramatic conflict in a story dealing with spirits and material creation through some dualistic view of the universe and by diminishing the infinity of God and turning Him into a limited, imperfect being. It just shows how things have changed in the United States. How would the movie-going public have reacted to such movies 50 or 60 years ago?

Christians can refuse to go to the movies that are offensive to the Christian faith, but if they go to other movies (or purchase dvds), aren't they still contributing to the studios' treasury? Perhaps Christians really do need to unite and not just boycott Disney but everything coming out of Hollywood as well. Besides there are many more things they can use the money on.

Though I do enjoy watching movies (as you can tell from the blog content), this is something I too should think about... at least the Korean film industry is relatively Christian-'friendly' for now. I don't know if that can be said about movie making business in other foreign countries, especially Europe, but perhaps there are a few foreign producers/studios that have drawn a line as to what movies they will and will not make.

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