"Kingdom of Heaven" – Reviews, Responses

My review of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven is developing, but I’ll say this: I liked it better than Gladiator.

Here’s Steven D. Greydanus’s review: He gives it a C.

Here’s Peter T. Chattaway’s review: He gives it 3 out of 4 stars.

And here are some thoughts on healing the wounds of the Crusades from Warren Larson, director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Anonymous

    oh ….I know them!

  • Why

    Thank You and your welcome.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Sorry, but my lecture notes are in the form of a Powerpoint presentation made up of images. That’s my prompt for ad-libbing my way through a talk about film. I find that the more I follow a printed outline, the more mechanical and awkward my presentation. If I use images to give myself a flow of ideas, what I end up saying to the listeners is more spontaneous, genuine, and customized for that particular occasion.

    Perhaps I’ll try to summarize the talk here on the blog sometime, but that would take a great deal of time, a resource that is being taxed by other things right now.

  • CSPellot

    Will you post your lecture notes? I’d sure love to read them.

    Down in Sothern California,