Hollywood Worldviews

Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment

by Brian Godawa;

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Hollywood Worldviews

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Do you watch movies with your eyes open?

You buy your tickets and concessions, and you walk into the theater. Celluloid images flash at twenty-four frames per second, and the hypnotic sequence of moving pictures coaxes you to suspend disbelief and be entertained by the implausible.

Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality. Do you find yourself hoping that a sister will succeed in seducing her sibling's husband, that a thief will get away with his crime, that a serial killer will escape judgment? Do you, too, laugh at the bumbling priest and seethe at the intolerant and abusive evangelist? Do you embrace worldviews that infect your faith and then wonder, after your head is clear, whether your faith can survive the infection?

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his popular book, Brian Godawa guides you through the place of redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their messages, and the mental and spiritual discipline required for watching movies. Hollywood Worldviews helps you enter a dialogue with Hollywood that leads to a happier ending, one that keeps you aware of your culture and awake to your faith.

Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa was published by Intervarsity Press in May 2009 and is our 35951st best seller. The ISBN for Hollywood Worldviews is 9780830837137.

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"Any Christian wanting to understand modern film from the viewpoint of its message, its moral premise, will find Godawa's Hollywood Worldviews a must-read. A film must be approached from more than one direction to do justice to it, but an underst

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Details for Hollywood Worldviews

Author / Artist
Book FormatMicrofilm
PublisherIntervarsity Press (May 2009)
EditionUpdated, Expanded ed.
Number of Pages261
Thickness20 mm
Height206 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code2585473
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