Time has been too tight to blog much lately, but I figured I should link to a couple of brief items I have written up at the CT Movies blog on two recently-deceased Christian film producers who were very active between the 1950s and 1970s: Robert E.A. Lee, producer of the Oscar-nominated Lutheran films Martin Luther (1953) and A Time for Burning (1966); and Dick Ross, director of several early Billy Graham movies (1951-1965) and producer of The Cross and the Switchblade (1970).
Christian film pioneers pass away
Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).