Fear of God: Alfred Hitchcock's Secretby Charles Colson . Hitchcock's own Catholic education developed in him, as he put it, "a strong sense of ... moral fear--the fear of being involved in anything evil." In Hitchcock's films, resolution of the plot often requires the hero to overcome some shortcoming or sin. As a result, Hitchcock's films - particularly the early ones - remind us of the power of art to communicate a fundamentally Christian worldview.
Hollywood Knows Him Not: Christmas Movies You Want to Seeby Terry Teachout . Why have there been so few really good holiday films? It seems there"s this little catch: Christmas is about Christ, and Hollywood knows Him not. No matter how thinly you slice the fruitcake, America's most widely observed holiday is also a full-fledged religious celebration, unless you happen to be standing on government-owned property. Even those who aren't given to churchgoing usually long for a touch of the uplift come December.
Hollywood's Three Big Liesby Michael Medved. Recent surveys reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel Hollywood is out of touch with their personal values. Yet when the entertainment industry is challenged on these grounds, it denies the charges and justifies its excesses with three big lies.
Hollywood's Touch of Evilby Frederick W Marks. Cogent analysis of the moral weakness in many "otherwise good" movies, plus a list of truly great films. (from Homiletic & Pastoral Review, June 1999)
Only Acceptable BigotryThomas Doherty, a professor of Film Studies at Brandeis University, sees Hollywood's defense of the movie Dogma as another instance of the only acceptable bigotry in American - bigotry against Catholics.
Pope Greets Actors and Producers of TV Film "Jesus"The main producer, Ettore Bernabei, said it was not easy to find a co-producer in the United States. Some wanted Satan with horns and a tail and others wanted to present Jesus as Merlin, the magician. But CBS understood the idea, after long discussions with the biblicists who helped with the film.