Hollywood Worldviews Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

ISBN-10: 0830823212

ISBN-13: 9780830823215

Edition: 2002

Authors: Brian Godawa

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Do you watch movies with your eyes open?You buy your tickets and concessions, and you walk into the theater. Celluloid images flash at twenty-four frames per second, and the hypnotic sequence of moving pictures coaxes you to suspend disbelief and be entertained by the implausible.Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you find yourself hoping that a sister will succeed in seducing her sibling's husband, that a thief will get away with his crime, that a serial killer will escape judgment? Do you, too, laugh at the bumbling priest and seethe at the intolerant and abusive evangelist? Do you embrace worldviews that infect your faith and wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can survive the infection?Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that leads to a happier ending, one that keeps you aware of your culture and awake to your faith.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Storytelling in the Movies
Stories and Mythology
Redemption
Worldviews in the Movies
Existentialism
Postmodernism
Other Worldviews
Spirituality in the Movies
Christianity
Angels & Demons, Heaven & Hell
FaithConclusion: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open
Appendix: Sex, Violence & Profanity in the Bible
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