Monday, September 28, 2009
3 favorite Christian Movies
Carmen who blogs at In The Open space-God and Culture has asked me to respond to a meme. Her writing is always anticipated in my reading of favorite blogs.
I have had a long and uneasy relationship with Christian films, partly because it becomes a pressure issue in your church to attend and support the latest Christian movie. I never get who the audience is as we hear a canned evangelistic message, when most of the audience are believers. The acting and production values are often embarrassing, the answers to problems over simplified.
I was moved deeply by The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Booms autobiography of her imprisonment in Nazi Death Camps.
I was emotionally involved by The Ultimate Gift with Abigail Breslin tugging at our heartstrings, and the positive story of a forced life transformation through discipline and love.
I loved the great classics, King of Kings, The Ten Commandments. The Passion of the Christ shocked me and made me very uncomfortable as too many protestants brought young children, the suffering overarched the triump of resurrection imo.
I love movies that make me think about the after life, What Dreams May Come has caused me to have more reflection on heaven than anything I have seen in this decade.