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Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment

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 unbelievable. Unfortunately, many steadily suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you end up 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 then wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can live on the infection? In this thoroughly revised and up to date edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to be in contact their messages, and the mental and non secular discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that results in a happier ending, one that helps to keep you acutely aware of your culture and awake to your faith.

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