Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

by Brian Godawa

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459632882
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Godawa is an award-winning screenwriter. He has also taught and written on film and philosophy, screenwriting, and the art of watching movies. Four of his screenplays have won multiple awards in such competitions as the Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Heart of Film, Fade-In, Worldfest, Writer's Network, Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, Columbus Discovery Award and Reader's Digest Screenplay Competition.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ralph Winter
Preface: God Loves Movies
Act 1: Storytelling in the Movies
1 Sex, Violence & Profanity
2 Stories & Mythology
3 Redemption
Act 2: Worldviews in the Movies
4 Existentialism
5 Postmodernism
6 Other Worldviews
Act 3: Spirituality in the Movies
7 Jesus
8 Christianity
9 Faith
10 Spiritual Warfare
Dénouement: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open
Appendix: Sex, Violence & Profanity in the Bible

What People are Saying About This

Jack Hafer

"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 understanding of its worldview is a requirement. There is no better book available on the subject."
Jack Hafer, producer, and chairman of cinema and media arts at Biola University

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