Sunday, March 15, 2020

Finding God in the Movies essays

Finding God in the Movies essays Ever since I was twelve years old, when I moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, I became addicted to movies. My mother would rent me one or two videos a week and pretty soon it ballooned into four a week. I loved to memorize who was in what and what they were coming out with next. As time went on, my passion for film blossomed into the older films and foreign flicks. Pretty soon, while I was at college, I made a decision that I wanted to become a film critic. The only dilemma was that people would tell me that I would have to submit myself to all the garbage that movies commit to celluloid. But I had made a conscious decision that not all, even most, of the films out there were garbage and that there was a way for me to intertwine my passion for Christ and my smaller passion for film. In the book, Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith, it is said that the word enthusiasm comes from two Greek words: en and theos, which means in God. Im very enthusiastic about film and the stories they tell. It is important to understand at the outset my passion for film in both sense of the word enthusiasm. I enjoy watching movies; they are very entertaining. I also find God present in most films and I believe these can be inspirational. Hopefully, I can explain why I think its important not to overlook all films that appear to be immoral, or specifically ones that are rated R. God is in the midst of life all of it and this includes the movies. In order to prove how influential the movie business is in our society some statistics should be shown. Hollywood is a big business and the amount of money that people put into the entertainment industry is overwhelming. In 2002 alone, Americans spent over $9 billion on movie tickets, which at the time was a record. Spider-Man was a huge blockbuster, grossing $115 million in its first weekend of release ...

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