"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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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.

  • 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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