It seems like everyone is having a Blogathon these days, and quite frankly I was feeling left out. If you haven’t taken part in Fandango Groovers’ Captain America Blogathon or Sati’s Spin Off Blogathon, head on over and take care of business.
Then, take get to work on this.
First, I want to clear up something. This is not intended to spark religious debate. I don’t want to get into a whole barrage of arguments on whether or not religion is necessary or whether or not the Bible is a truthful account or a storybook or whether or not God exists. This was merely my way of making my blogathon about Russell Crowe without having to directly make it about Russell Crowe and finding some way to make it all relevant.
And then again, feel free to debate ALL YOU WANT on your personal post (and I kind of hope you do, because it is in those details that we'll see why you prefer what you prefer)!
The basic idea behind this blogathon came from the recent swell of biblical inspired films. I mean, at first we heard of Noah, and then Exodus…but then out of nowhere came Man of God and it became clear that 2014 was the year to bring back the biblical epic. Biblical films were at one time pretty popular, but they’ve all but faded from mainstream cinema, and while faith based films come and go, unless you’re an avid fan of Kirk Cameron’s style of BEAT ME OVER THE HEAD WITH YOUR BELIEFS cinema, you probably don’t watch many of those kinds of films anymore.
So my question is this; how do you like God in your movies?
The concept is simple. I want you to rack your brains for the film that, to you, defines how the bible (and all of its facets) should be presented in film. Do you like your scripture presented in a grand, sweeping epic like 1956’s The Ten Commandments? Do you like your scriptures tampered with, as in Scorsese’s polarizing The Last Temptation of Christ? Do you want to see an artistic approach to God’s book, like with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? Or, do you prefer your faith handled in a more provocative and less direct way, as in the many works by Ingmar Bergman?
· Pick a movie (or style)
· Write a post explaining WHY it is your preferred dip into the Bible
· Link this post (and use my heavenly header)
· Leave your link in the comment section
· DEADLINE is March 30th
I will be posting my write up on March 31st and will link all of your posts then.