Specials: Doug Cummings on “Silence”; Also: “Rescue Dawn”; and Peter Sellers

Here’s Doug Cummings’ new Masters of Cinema essay on Masahiro Shinoda’s film Silence, which is based on Shusaku Endo’s extraordinary novel. As you probably know, Martin Scorsese’s next film is his own adaptation of the same source material. I urge you to read the novel before you see the film’s. It’s unforgettable.

Here’s J. Robert Parks on Rescue Dawn: (http://framingdevice.org/?p=239). ¬†And oh, here’s Nate Bell on the same film.

And finally, via Mark Shea, a YouTube clip of Peter Sellers as Lawrence Olivier as Richard III as John Lennon:
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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.


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