Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

February 9, 2014

This reverent movie by Pier Paolo Pasolini, a gay Communist atheist, shows the intrinsic interest of the Bible to non-believers and believers alike.

Click on The Gospel According to St. Matthew for an introduction to this movie by Roger Ebert.

Click on We Are All Living Pasolini’s Theorem for an appreciation of Pier Paolo Pasolini by Pepe Escobar.

Hat tip to Steve Badrich.

Which do you like better? Yoda or Spock?

September 25, 2010

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Yesterday’s villains

February 5, 2010

I grew up on action-adventure movies made during and right after World War Two.  The villains were cold-blooded remorseless killers, who did not  hesitate to torture people to get information. (“Ve have ways of making you talk.”)  If the villains were German or Japanese, they oozed contempt for the decadent American democracy with its freedom of the press, fair trials for the accused and other rotten freedoms.

In the movies and TV nowadays, these are the characteristics of the supposed heroes.