Two new items

Two new items April 29, 2005

It’s Pascha (the Orthodox Easter) this weekend, so I probably won’t have that much time to blog. In the meantime, here are a couple new items of mine that have just gone online:

1. My review of Dear Frankie for CT Movies.

2. A movie-based Bible study that I wrote, based on the 1956 version of The Ten Commandments. This was a particularly challenging assignment. I had written three of these Bible studies before — the ones on Troy, Bruce Almighty and Harry Potter, just in case you’re wondering — but in the time since then, the editors had added more requirements (leader’s notes, scenes to watch); plus there was the added complication of writing a Bible study based on the movie as a movie without turning it into a study of, like, the Book of Exodus or something; what’s more, the film has a very explicit political agenda, and it occurred to me as I was working on the study that all the other studies I have seen and written were more “personal” and “spiritual” in focus, rather than “political” — but I had to do something with the political content, since it is such a major part of the film. Hopefully I was able to navigate my way through all that in a way that makes sense.

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