"The Sparrow" … starring Brad Pitt?

This is looking more and more likely.

As a huge fan of the book, I’m still trying to decide if I think this book is good moviemaking material.

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • Thom

    On the other hand, Gibson was no passive, turn the other cheek victim. He responded in kind to Rich. Two played that game, and Gibson’s less than decent responses clearly egged Rich on.

  • Christian

    Franks more right than wrong on this, but he’s forever tarnished by running column after column after column denouncing Mel Gibson and “The Passion of the Christ.” He takes an obvious delight in skewering people of faith, especially when they invade largely secular territory. Whenever that happens, Rich turns into a Fraidy Cat with a poison pen.

  • wngl

    This history repeats itself every political cycle: the conservative religious base turns out for its party and soon finds itself betrayed.

    I’m a fan of Frank Rich, and his summation here could not be more appropriate. Render unto Caesar and so on, but the dialogue of Christian faith is not with powers (or bad movies) of this world.


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