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1 posted on 04/22/2006 11:06:04 PM PDT by Pikamax
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would any monies made with such ventures be considered false 'profits'?


2 posted on 04/22/2006 11:09:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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First into the cinemas will be The Da Vinci Code

Hollywood wants to reap profits from successful religious movies, and then banks on a film that floats a fantasy about Jesus being married and fathering children. What a crock.

3 posted on 04/22/2006 11:09:28 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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When they start doing pro-life films like my 'Evil Interrupted', then I'll believe they've gotten the message. At present it appears they are just trolling at the fringes still governed by their secular humanist, pro-homosexual- pro-'any-religion-will-do' so long as the sheeple buy tickets mindset.


4 posted on 04/22/2006 11:18:00 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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mark


5 posted on 04/22/2006 11:33:54 PM PDT by WillRain ("Might have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.")
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"Hollywood puts its faith in holy films"


Most of the films mentioned appear to be more unholy than holy.
6 posted on 04/22/2006 11:37:43 PM PDT by Prokopton
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The problem with Hollywood is that their lump all things with "religion-themes" into movies and hope for another Passion or Narnia. As long as it has Jesus, or an angel, or a missionary, it is enough for them to call a movie 'religious movie'. Nevermind that their movies are actually offending religious people. Their tendency to 're-interpret' everything and make 'old stories new' surely is not helping either.


7 posted on 04/22/2006 11:51:51 PM PDT by paudio
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As usual Hollywood shows how stupid they think we are. They mistakenly believe more of "the common people" will financially support a movie if its presented as "religious" from a bunch that is mostly anti religion. Not counting of course scientology or islam. Im spending more money on buying up old classic movies on tape and DVD than I have in a theater in years.


11 posted on 04/23/2006 12:05:35 AM PDT by D1X1E (Just because youre paranoid doesnt mean they arent after you.)
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Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code) is one of my favorite French actresses. She was excellent in "Amelie." But you have to like weird french flicks.

I like religious movies like "Ben Hur" and "The Ten Commandments." Movies with biblical battles and romances. I don't go to the movies anyway. I wait and get the DVD, if I want to see something.

12 posted on 04/23/2006 12:07:33 AM PDT by Daaave ("Ingrid, it's just a movie." Hitchcock.)
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"For the first time in half a century, studios are test-screening films in front of religious leaders rather than teenagers."

From what we've seen and heard from "religious leaders," lately, this could ensure that there is not going to be any Biblical truth in these films.

Could you imagine the apostate William Sloan Coffin (RIP) actually espousing a truly Christian message?

13 posted on 04/23/2006 12:10:07 AM PDT by nightdriver
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Where there's a will there's a way ...


14 posted on 04/23/2006 12:17:30 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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Other Christian-themed films due out later this year are more likely to suit their tastes. Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, a London-born actor who plays Eko in the television series Lost, will play a charismatic minister winning over Harlem gangsters in Preaching to the Choir.

This one doesn't sound too good from the description at the IMDb, but Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje does a good job playing a man seeking redemption on Lost. He did a sober reading of the Lord's Prayer a few months back, and there wasn't a hint of Hollywood mockery in it.
16 posted on 04/23/2006 12:34:05 AM PDT by Rastus
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First into the cinemas will be The Da Vinci Code,

Which is blatant heresy and fiction. What a joke.

18 posted on 04/23/2006 4:50:13 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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Hollywood is so "religious" to follow up two Christian movies that do well it releases a movie claiming Jesus is a liar and a fraud. Oh yeah, that's faith all right.


21 posted on 04/23/2006 5:44:01 AM PDT by Varda
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Much as they clearly haven't "gotten it" yet, this could be a start to something better. I'm actually encouraged. It'll take years, but you have to start somewhere.


23 posted on 04/23/2006 6:15:58 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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Woodie Allen, when he was still doing standup, once told a story about how he went trick or treating on Halloween, dressed as a ghost, while he was travelling in the South and ended up following the wrong bunch of people and ended up at a Klan rally. He desperately tried to fit in by saying "you all" and "grits" multiple times. If anyone asked him a question he would answer: "Oh, grits! Grits!!"

Hollywood, in a desperate attempt to fit in with the religious crowd and make money off of them, is shouting "Oh, GOD! GOD!!" with all the sincerity of Woody Allen at a Klan rally.

24 posted on 04/23/2006 6:21:44 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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"Holy films": Da Vinci Code and the Philip Pullman trilogy.

Next: "Vegan films": Supersize Burger and Meet the Beefeaters.

"Jewish films": Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and Hamas Heroes.

"Black films": Birth of a Nation, and David Duke, Man of Destiny

25 posted on 04/23/2006 7:41:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Give me about a million breaks.)
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Effing amazing.

The Passion of the Christ (which presented an orthodox Christian message straight out of the Gospels) succeeds, so they decide they need "religious" films. And they come up with:

And what motivates all this concern about religion? "JJ Abrams, who created Lost,[says], “Given all the conflict in the world inflamed by religion..."

Translation: you losers in Jesusland going to church are the same thing as Zarkawi and his head-sawing lost souls.

"[S]tudios are... paying pastors and rabbis as consultants."

Translation: "Of course we can bribe those guys."

"Some films nevertheless challenge the evangelical tide."

My, how courageous of them, to stand up against religious orthodoxy, as expressed by The Da Vinci Code.

What are these films like?

If you're waiting for Original Anything, looks like the wait continues.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

27 posted on 04/23/2006 10:16:02 AM PDT by Criminal Number 18F (Fighting Democrats, huh? Where the hell were they when I was fighting?)
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bump


28 posted on 04/23/2006 10:34:02 AM PDT by VOA
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no thanks to 1st century gnostic myths pushed by a Bible-hating press. I'll stick to the Word of God anytime!


31 posted on 04/23/2006 12:38:19 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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