Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Faith, Family, and Film

What have you seen up on the big screen lately? (Photo: momsnightoutmovie.com)
NCR reports on efforts by Christians to make better movies than what Hollywood usually offers:
Lately, I’ve been delving into the classics — films from the 1940s all the way to the ’60s. 
I’ve rediscovered great acting, profound storytelling and a level of morality rarely found in modern productions. I’ve gained a new appreciation for Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. 
The industry abandoned the Motion Picture Production Code in 1968 in favor of the current rating system, resulting in a sharp decline of family-friendly films. Countercultural movies began to push the envelope by glorying sin, decadence and sensuality. Today, they’re the norm.
However, Christians in Hollywood are pushing back hard.

Read the rest here.
See also these recent stories at The B.C. Catholic's Web site: 

Local film portrays struggles of the faithful: Letter to a Priest

Memo to Fr. Barron: The Man of Steel is no superman

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