Skip to comments.A Fabulous Film: For Greater Glory
Posted on 06/01/2012 11:56:24 AM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: I have to tell you about a movie that opens today. I saw some of it last night. I got started late and I had to go to bed. Yes, yes, as powerful, influential member of the media, I have a screener. And they captioned it for me but they captioned it in Spanish. So... (laughing) It's this Andy Garcia movie. They're sponsoring it here on the program. It is excellent. It's For Greater Glory. It's about religious freedom in Mexico, set 1917. And it's an attack on the Catholic Church.
Catholics are mowed down, gunned down in church. Senor Calles runs the country back then and says, "For the greater good, for freedom, we've got to wipe out all the religious people." It'll infuriate you but it's Andy Garcia's movie. It's a great movie. There's even a story about him this week. (I forget where, maybe USA Today.) It's such a departure for a major Hollywood star to take on a role that promotes Christianity, that does not impugn it, laugh at it, make fun of it. It promotes it.
And there are parallels to the attack on the Catholic Church today, to this movie. It's pronounced. It's called For Greater Glory, and it opens today. Now, Andy Garcia has been in a lot of things. He was in Ocean's Eleven. He is the owner of the Bellagio in Ocean's Eleven. I've seen him a bunch of times at the AT&T Pro-Am. I've never met him but I've said hi when walking past each other on the golf course. But this is set in Mexico 1917. It's Catholics who die. They're gunned down. They're stabbed.
It's not too gory but it's still explicit enough, and these devout Catholics are fighting a leader of the country who has issued a mandate. The first thing in the movie is he issues a mandate to take from them their religious freedom and to destroy the church. It's his ticket to total control over the country, is to take away Catholic religious freedom, and he sends his military people into the churches. There's no slowness to this thing. It gets right to it.
I'm gonna finish it tonight. They were so nice to caption this for me. They even sent me two DVDs. I said, "Well, maybe they sent a Spanish caption, too." So I put the first one in, Spanish captions. I said, "Well, no big deal; I'll just put the other disc in." I put the other disc in, and it, too, was captioned in Spanish. (interruption) No, no, no, I haven't gotten The Avengers. No, this is the most recent screener that I've got.
RUSH: I don't want to give away this movie, For Greater Glory. I don't have much of it left to finish. It was tough because the closed-captioning was in Spanish, and I was rewinding at times to hear some of the dialogue because it's important. But basically this movie (it's the Andy Garcia movie) is the story of Mexico in 1917 through the '20s. The President is Plutarco Calles in the '20s.
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The President ordered every Catholic Church shut down, he made Mass illegal, and he set out on a campaign to murder priests. And the movie is about three different freedom fighters. One of the freedom fighters is Andy Garcia, but he doesn't start out that way. Andy Garcia shows up early in the movie, and he's unattached to the whole thing. He's looking at it from a bit of a distance. He then tries to make some money off of all this.
And in that process he gets caught up in the movement. He becomes a strident opponent of religious persecution. But it's eerie. The people that produced the movie and made it could not possibly have known at the time that they started this project that when their movie came out there would be a parallel to the Obama administration's war on the Catholic Church in America in 2012. Now, don't anybody misunderstand here. What happened in Mexico is not what's happening here in terms of the violence.
But the effort to run roughshod over religious freedom as a part of Obamacare is a close parallel. And for that reason the movie has a connection. Even if there was no connection, it's still a moving flick, and it is about what people do. It's about the honor and character, the devotion to beliefs of people who are committed to their God. It's as moving as it could be, and it's so unexpected. When's the last movie you saw, a mainstream Hollywood movie, that was pro-Catholic or pro-Christianity?
Or a movie that did not talk about priests or abuse of altar boys? When was the last time you saw anything like that reflected in the mainstream entertainment press or movies about religion, Christianity. Passion of the Christ is about it, right? And look at that. (chuckling) That's my point. It's my point. In the story I read yesterday about Andy Garcia and his role in the movie, he was asked, "Are you afraid what this role might do to the rest of your career?"
And he said, "No, no. I believed in the role."
You know, he's Cuban. He's a fervent anti-communist. Not a big pal of Fidel like Sean Penn and some of the others.
It obviously didn't concern him back when he did "The Lost City" , which certainly earned him the ire of the Hollywood Fidel Fan Club.
Romneycare in MA boxed in the Catholic institutions same as Obama does. See Romney wriggle on that fact.
It’s Romneycare as well as Obamacare sitting before the Supreme Court, but with only Obama’s name on it.
We’ve got us two socialists, thanks to the GOPE.
Rebellion is hard and it’s scary, but we are the resistance.
No to Romney. No to the GOPE. No to the media. No to the campaigns bought off over the past four years.
For Rush to highlight this movie, with all of its parallels to the war by the 0bama administration's HHS on the Catholic Church and religious freedom, is simply awesome.
A miracle actually. God is in control.
I have met Andy Garcia. He is a nice guy and a great percussionist.
Viva Andy Garcia and “For Greater Glory”!
my grandfather fought in the Cristero War.... La Cristiada .... viva el Cristo Rey!
Primary is over.
Remove the regime, including HHS Sebelius. Send them packing.
Elect a president who will sign legislation to repeal Obamacare.
I plan to see the movie tomorrow
Isn’t it great how when we need a movie or an event (Tea Party rallies) like this, He is always just in time.
This movie could very well be the 100’ high wall that turns back Obamalama’s evil health care abomination.
As incompetent as the GOP is, the Democrats always, always overplay their hand.
The great thing about this movie, is that most of the liberals and talking heads don’t have a clue as to what this will do for the Catholics and the rest of the Christian community. A real shot in the arm.
>>> “ Primary is over. “ <<<
Actually for some of us, the election is also over but for down ticket. The Republican Party could care less about your vote. They are moving LEFT whether we like it or not, and prefer to do so without us.
Wait until you see your next Republican nominee, since you have complied in support of this socialist they handed you in this cycle. LOL!
No to Romney. No to the GOPE. No to the media. No to both socialism lite and Marxism 2.0.
Resistance comes at a cost. Stand up, pay up, or kiss your country goodbye. There will be even more to resist next time.
Problem is what are the alternate choices outside of Romney? HECK NO I will not see another four years of Obama. What are the choices out there?
Please let us know what you think of it!
” What are the choices out there? “
My choices sound a little prim, and I have never been thought of as “prim” in my life. LOL. But, my choices are my Church, her clear teaching best as I understand it, my conscience, because all of its on the line. I trust in God for the rest.
If we keep dumbing down even our faith, settling for less and less for our Republic, it only gets worse next time. And the next, and the next. Now is very important even if it comes at a cost.
Say if Obama gets re-elected but we Christians stood our ground, held to some degree of obedience to faith and trust in this G-d we profess, then will he not work in our favor?
Rebellion is hard and scary, but we are suppose to be the resistance. Not the enablers of moral decline.
Can’t wait to see it tonight. IF, it doesn’t storm first.
Or tomorrow’s matinee.
I hope Andy is awesome as always. The trailers left me wanting more zeal from him in this charactor, but he is splendid on any day.
Can’t tell much about his faith from the interview on EWTN, but terribly grateful he put this together.
BTW, is this his first direction on a movie? Thinking he produced or directed this. Is that correct?
Obama has already led this country into an unprecedented state of moral decline. Do you think giving Obama four more years is going to reverse that? My God, look what he’s done to our military, the institution of marriage, the attack on Christianity and the Catholic Church. Do you really think Romney is that bad? REALLY?
If you read my posts you may get the idea from me that there are greater things than this hyped fear voting going on for Romney.
Neither of these posers are worthy of leading the Republic. I intend to enable neither of them.
Rebellion is never easy. Rebellion is hard, and it’s scary, but we are suppose to be the resistance.
As a Christian there are some things we are bound by our faith to resist, and we all know what they are; gay adoption, gay marriage, assaulting religious liberty, abortion, forced redistribution.
Obama and Romney both reak of these things with records to prove it.
No to Romney. No to the GOPE. No to the Media. No to fear. No to Obama.
IIRC, both you and biggirl are, as I am, Catholic. Like you, I won't vote for a candidate (either Romney or Obama) who will persecute the Roman Catholic Church or any other in violation of the constitution and the single most essential human right of freedom of religion. Nor for any candidate who would be complicit in the evils of abortion or of homosexual anything. Nor for any gun grabber. Nor for anyone interfering in medical care. Etc.
God bless you and yours!
In the last analysis, your vote is your own. FWIW, I urge you to heed RitaOK's message and not wind up having Romney on your conscience.
One way or the other, may God bless you and yours, as well!
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