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Grant Wacker: ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham
The movie and the book about Louis Zamperini’s life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. (The Wall Street Journal)
Hillsong Christian Music Documentary Pulled From Warner Bros. Schedule | Variety
A rep for Alcon Entertainment said that the company was unable to close the rights deal for the movie.
Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist - The Daily Beast
The problem with Bale’s attitude to Moses is that it’s anachronistically modern. He turned to an ancient collection of religious texts—texts build on the premise that human events are manipulated by supernatural forces—and decided to evaluate it using modern concepts: freedom fighter, terrorist, schizophrenia. In a world in which everyone believes in the supernatural, there’s nothing certifiable about talking to God. At least, no crazier than someone today trying to diagnose the psychological state of a character in a three thousand-year-old book.
Lights! Camera! Jesus! How Christians Are Building Their Own Hollywood
Yet, despite its A-list razzle dazzle, "Left Behind" was produced outside of Hollywood's traditional orbit. The man primarily responsible for bringing it to the big screen is Paul Lalonde, a Canadian filmmaker who co-produced and co-wrote it. His Ontario-based production company, Stoney Lake Entertainment, is part of an emerging nexus of movie studios that are devoted to creating Christian films.
Rick Santorum steps out in new role as movie mogul
"We'll see where we are a year from now. But in the meantime, I am all in with this (movie-making) and we'll see how it goes."
A Theological View of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Aside from disputes about whether torture succeeds, theologians wonder if it should be accepted by society if it does succeed (Samuel Freedman, The New York Times)
Brad Pitt Circling Biblical Epic Villain Turn In 'Pontius Pilate' At Warner Bros
Rather than a straight ahead Biblical film, Blasi’s script reads almost like a Biblical era Twilight Zone episode in which a proud, capable Roman soldier gets in way over his head (Deadline)
Anti-Muslim filmmaker's sentence unrelated to content, judge says
Youssef was under a type of federal probation at the time, and admitted to violating terms of that probation in court Wednesday (Los Angeles Times)
Hollywood's New Bible Stories
Lured by public-domain source material and epic adventure stories ripe for big-time special effects, studios and filmmakers are rediscovering the Good Book; Russell Crowe as Noah. (The Wall Street Journal)
Religion: Back With a Vengeance at Venice Festival
Unorthodox love stories abound, as do tales of spiritual crisis (New York Times)
Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials
Why Black Churches Are Keeping Millennials
The reasons are rooted in history.
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