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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Movies, movies, and friends... wait, what friends?
Aww, the local theater isn't playing RENT or Brokeback Mountain. That's a little disappointing because they might have been the only two movies I would see by myself if I couldn't find someone to go with. Still, there's always Aeon Flux and Yours, Mine, and Ours that my brother and probably sister will want to see.

I wouldn't mind if I had someone to invite to go with me to see them, except my sister tends to take offense if I invite 'friends' to go to the movies when she or my brother goes. Look, it's not all about you.

We did see The Chronicles of Narnia last night. It was .... interesting. My sister spent the first third of the movie commenting out loud with general "Stupid idiot" comments and what-not. Sadly, I spent half the movie trying to find the connections to the bible I was told were there. Only vaguely, like any book can relate to another on simple common plots. Although, I thought in one of the previews the ground on the battlefield was split open or something. =\

We also saw Goblet of Fire some time ago while in Florida. It was pretty good. I don't remember if I mentioned that or not. =\

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: "Miss You" by Ringside

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swanhart From: swanhart Date: December 19th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heck, even Tolkein borrows from the Bible in parts. The Bible is a huge cultural reference and one of the great influences of Western culture. It is an interesting and even fun read from a literature perspective. There are many stories of greed, war, murder, redemption and sacrifice.

As I recall from "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", there is some very heavy allusian to biblical passages, especially borrowing from the New Testament. Of course, there have been many books, movies and poems that have borrowed from the bible, especially from the Mesiah story.

I guess I don't see the big deal, and I wonder why churches are suggesting that their congregations see the film?
raist_ From: raist_ Date: December 20th, 2005 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I'd suggest to my congregation to go read the damned book, and actually get some literary culture in their freakin lives.

On another note, the part about Aslan's Sacrifice and Resurrection is likely one of the big Bible parallelisms, to go with the most obvious one.
swanhart From: swanhart Date: December 20th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just wonder why pastors didn't send their congregations off to see "The Matrix"? It is far more overtly biblical than Lewis' work after all.

zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 30th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe, except it depects humans being lower than machines, as well as all the wires and what-not hooked up to us. We can't have that kind of image.

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