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Reflections for Movie-Lovers

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LET'S GO TO A MOVIE!

REFLECTIONS  FOR MOVIE-LOVERS is written for the movie-loving fan who enjoys exploring the spiritual aspects of the movies. This book of 365 devotionals compares and contrasts movie plots and themes with Bible stories and biblical truth.

The devotions are grouped by weekly "Film Fests" according to genre-romantic comedies, action pictures, fantasy films, classic comedy, foreign films, modern comedy, war films, etc. ...

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Overview

LET'S GO TO A MOVIE!

REFLECTIONS  FOR MOVIE-LOVERS is written for the movie-loving fan who enjoys exploring the spiritual aspects of the movies. This book of 365 devotionals compares and contrasts movie plots and themes with Bible stories and biblical truth.

The devotions are grouped by weekly "Film Fests" according to genre-romantic comedies, action pictures, fantasy films, classic comedy, foreign films, modern comedy, war films, etc. These "Film Fests" are seasonal and holiday appropriate. Love stories fall on the week of Valentines Day. War stories fall on the week of Memorial Day, and Christmas stories just prior to Christmas.

Each devotional contains: the movie title, the year of release, and any Academy Awards it may have won, the American Film Institute Top 100 ranking (when applicable), the MPAA rating, and a discussion concerning how the movie or scenes relate to the Christian life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899571461
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

MATTHEW KINNE,  a graduate of Wheaton College and Regent University, is a freelance writer and film/video producer. In the early 90s, he served as development director for Messenger Films, an evangelistic film production company. From 1925-2000, he served as the East Coast editor ofMovieguide Magazine, a publication of the Christian Film and Television Commission.

Matt has written several screenplays, interviewed Hollywood stars, and consulted for film production companies. His clients include CNN,CBN,C-Span, and Extra! He lives in Williamsburg, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

C O N T E N T S

Explanation of Terms  viii

Foreword    ix

Acknowledgments  xi

Introduction   xiii

 

New Beginnings: Movies that Root Our Identity in Christ  1

(Includes New Year's Day)

 

The Teen Scene: Gen-X,Y,@ Z and Wrestling with the Challenges of Youth  9

 

The MLK Legacy: Defending, Accepting and Liberating the Oppressed  17

 

Silent Film Fest: Quiet Movies with a Loud Message  25

 

Make 'Em laugh: Classic Comedy  33

 

Ready for Adventure: Movies to Mobilize Us to Service  41

Viva 'Love: The Many Expressions of Love (Includes Valentine's Day)    49

 

Hail to the Chief: A Salute to Our Presidents (Includes President's Day)  57

 

Foreign Film Fest: Gems from Overseas  65

 

The Sporting Life: How Competition Shapes Our Lives   73

 

"I Do": Movies about Marriage   81

 

Customs Epics: Sweeping Stories of the Ancient World   89

 

Oscar Watch: Best Picture Winners  97

 

Play Ball: Movies about America's Pastime   105

 

Ship Shape: Adventure @ Tragedy at Sea  113

 

Go West: Movies that Define the Pioneer Spirit  121

 

Beautiful Music: Musicals that Make You Sing  129

 

I Get Around: Movies About Getting from Here to There  137

 

In Praise of Women: Celebrating The Feminine Mystique  145

 

Hooked On Hitchcock: Movies from the Master of Suspense  153

 

Men in Uniform: Tales from the Front Lines (Includes memorial Day)  159

 

Epic Proportions: Sweeping Stories of Massive Scale  169

 

The Gamblers: Taking a Chance at the Movies  177

 

Dear Old Dad: Films of our Fathers (Includes Father's Day)  185

 

Stiff Upper Lips: Brit Lit on Film  193

 

Men in Capes: Super Stories of Super Heroes  201   

 

Our Country "Tis of Thee: Hailing the Spirit of America (Includes Independence Day)  209

 

Sci-Fi Films Fest: Tales of Science Gone Mad  217

 

Mr.Money bags: Movies about Money  225

 

Animal Planet: Fur,Fang and Feather Films  233

 

Ribbons and Bows: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"  241

 

The Heat is On: Tales of Sun, Surf & Summer  249

Modern Disney Classics: Animation of the 1990s and Today  257

Boys to Men: Dramas About Growing Up  265

 

Crime Fighters: Chasing the Bad Guys  273

 

The Gavel Knockers: Tales from the Courtroom   281

 

True Distinction: Tales of Extraordinary Men  289

 

Classic Disney Festival: The Best from Uncle Walt  297

 

Tortured Souls: Those who Fought through the Pain  305

 

90s Potpourri: A delightful Mix from Recent Past   313

 

It Came From Space: Space Oddities and Exploration  321

 

It's Wonderful Life: Miracles and Extraordinary Hope  329

 

How Monstrous: Ghouls, Goblins and Things that Go Bump in the Night (Includes Halloween)  337

 

Of Cloth and Clergy:  Stories of the Saints

 

"That's Fantastic: Fantasy Film Fest  351

 

Tickle Me Now: Contemporary Comedy  360

 

Bogart Bonanza: "Here's Looking at You, Kid"  367

 

I'm Forever Grateful: Stories Celebrating a Thankful Spirit (Includes Thanksgiving Day)  375

 

Dynamic Duos: Stories of Highly Effective Couples  383

 

What a Thrill: Famous Thrillers that Took Our Breath Away  391

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Twelve Movies that Point to our Coming King  398

 

All's Well that End's Well: Movies with Great Finishes  411

 

Movie Organizations  418

 

 

 

 

 

 

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