Catholic visionary Maria Valtorta quoted Jesus as saying, "I am wherever
there is life or a manifestation of life. Wherever a wise man meditates, a
sculptor sculpts, a poet writes, ... I am there together with Him from
Whom I come. ... I am there with the Most High Creator" (333).
John W. Whitehead, on "GOD AND FILM" writes, "In this chaotic age,
people are increasingly seeking something outside themselves to give
order and meaning to their lives. While painting once tackled these
questions, modern film now addresses this search, which inevitably
includes the subject of God. Of all the artistic forms throughout
the ages, film may be the most suitable forum for the discussion of
religion and God" (267).
If Jesus is in all works of art, and especially in film, then movies
should yield that influence through comparison with the Bible. Such I have
tried to do in these my reviews, updated weekly, by including an
Ideology section in each of them. I don't have a particular point to
make other than finding a biblical comparison most apropos to the
I follow standard content ratings for a Christian in line with
(I Cor. 10:27-28) "If any of them that believe not bid you
to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you,
eat, asking no question for conscience sake. But if any man say unto
you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake
that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the
Lord's, and the fulness thereof." The feast for eyes is a movie and
the invite is per age group and/or caution. If you're disposed to see it
and are old enough or receiving guidance, be my guest and just ignore the
objectionable parts. Don't get all worked up over what's best ignored.
An old Okie farmer confronts his 19th century past while
his teen son anticipates his 20th century future.
Valtorta, Maria. The
Gospel as Revealed to Me.
Vol. 2. Translated from Italian by Nicandro
Picozzi, M.A., D.D. Revised by Patrick McLaughlin, M.A. This
2nd English Edition has now replaced the
First English Edition, The Poem of the Man-God. WEB.
Whitehead, John W. Grasping
for the Wind: the search for meaning in the 20th century.
Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001. Print.
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