Movies that Matter

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Loyola Press, 2010 - 200 páginas

A lively, discerning guide to what's good, beautiful, and true at the movies
"Richard Leonard, SJ, expertly guides readers through some of the most popular recent films and shows us how even the most unlikely movies can encourage us to pray and draw closer to the divine . . . fascinating, lively, and often witty."
--James Martin, SJ, author of "My Life with the Saints
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This thought-provoking and inspiring work by popular film critic and Jesuit Richard Leonard explains how movies are today's parables and why people of faith need the skills to converse about them intelligently and productively. In "Movies""That Matter," Leonard views fifty important movies through "a lens of faith" and offers surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film. From Finding Nemo to Gandhi to The Godfather, Leonard's informed, Christian point of view guides us to a new appreciation of both the films and our own spiritual beliefs. Leonard also lists teachable moments found in each movie and provides questions for personal reflection or group dialogue.

In addition, Leonard teaches today's religious educators, parents, and film buffs how to "read" a film with the eyes of faith, and how to meaningfully engage with others through the media of film. He offers realistic advice on such topics as: valuing our story, sex and violence in films, ratings, and how to be a critical consumer. This entertaining and reliable guide will enrich your movie-watching experience.
""Movies That Matter "is a book every person in pastoral ministry will want to use as he or she seeks to be relevant and faithful in a media world."
--Rose Pacatte, FSP, coauthor "Lights, Camera, . . . Faith
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Gladiator
89
Chocolat
92
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
95
Glory
99
Bowling for Columbine
102
In America
105
Vera Drake
108
The Third Miracle
111

The Name of the Rose
25
Gandhi
28
Dead Poets Society
31
Romero
34
JFK
37
Unforgiven
40
Schindlers List
43
Shadowlands
46
Philadelphia
49
Blue White Red
52
The Shawshank Redemption
55
Dead Man Walking
58
Life Is Beautiful
61
The Godfather The Godfather Part II
64
Men with Guns
68
The Apostle
71
The Truman Show
74
The Insider
77
The Exorcist
80
Billy Elliot
83
Erin Brockovich
86
Italian for Beginners
114
Whale Rider
117
The Hurricane
120
The Crime of Father Amaro
123
Finding Nemo
126
Bruce Almighty
129
City of God
132
Gallipoli
135
Chariots of Fire
138
Tender Mercies
141
The Road Home
144
The Magdalene Sisters
147
The Passion of the Christ
150
Movies by MPAA Rating
155
Movie Licensing Information
159
Bibliography
161
About the Author
165
Index of Movies
167
Index of Teachable Moments
169
Index of Release Dates
171
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Página 42 - You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you...
Página 30 - Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
Página 48 - Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me.
Página 42 - You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Página 6 - When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
Página 142 - This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.
Página 93 - I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.
Página 38 - Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but in the Reporters' Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all. It is not a figure of speech, or a witty saying; it is a literal fact, — very momentous to us in these times.
Página 9 - ... with me. So silence can, according to circumstances, speak. Consider, now, the circumstances of the prisoner's silence. The oath was put to good and faithful subjects up and down the country and they had declared His Grace's title to be just and good. And when it came to the prisoner he refused. He calls this silence. Yet is there a man in this court, is there a man in this country, who does not know Sir Thomas More's opinion of the King's title?
Página 78 - Godhead here in hiding, whom I do adore Masked by these bare shadows, shape and nothing more, See, Lord, at thy service low lies here a heart Lost, all lost in wonder at the God thou art. Seeing, touching, tasting are in thee deceived; How says trusty hearing? that shall be believed; What God's Son has told me, take for truth I do; Truth himself speaks truly or there's nothing true.

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