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Evan C

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    Being led on an illegal suicide mission by a selfish maniac.

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    Church organist
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    The Jaguar Shark
  • Favorite movies
    The Double Life of Veronique - Kieslowsk WALL-E - StantonA Man for All Seasons - ZinnemannCasablanca - CurtizSingin' in the Rain - Donen and KellyHenry V - BranaghRebecca - HitchcockFaust - MurnauBabette's Feast - AxelSweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - BurtonThree Colors Trilogy - KieslowskiThe Lord of the Rings (extended editions) - JacksonIt's a Wonderful Life - Capra Vertigo - HitchcockDr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - KubrickThe Red Shoes - Powell and PressburgerBringing Up Baby - HawksThe Godfather Part II - CoppolaFinding Nemo - StantonSophie Scholl the Final Days - RothemundThe Pianist - PolanskiPaths of Glory - KubrickChariots of Fire - HudsonAll About Eve - Mankiewicz
  • Favorite music
    Quartet for the End of Time - Olivier MessiaenPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude DebussyThe Rite of Spring - Igor StravinskyEroica Symphony - Ludwig van BeethovenSunday in the Park with George - Stephen SondheimMeditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity - Olivier MessiaenSt. Matthew Passion - J. S. BachFantasia and Fugue in G minor - J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue on the Name of 'Alain' - Maurice DurufleMagical Mystery Tour - The BeatlesPiano Etudes - Gyorgy Ligeti Symphony no. 6 - Louis VierneDialogues of the Carmelites - Francis PoulencRigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Favorite creative writing
    The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkeinPerelandra by C. S. LewisThe Hobbit by TolkeinThe Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsThe Screwtape Letters by LewisFox in Socks by Dr. SeussThe Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. ChestertonKing Lear by ShakespeareMy Cousin Rachel by Daphne du MaurierA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Favorite visual art
    Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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  1. Evan C

    2018 Arts & Faith Ecumenical Jury

    Thanks for being jury foreman again, Joel. I'm happy to participate for a fifth year.
  2. Evan C

    A&F Site News -- Please Read

    Thanks for this update, Ken, and thank you for stepping up to help preserve the board. I very much want to continue the Ecumenical Jury awards, and I would still like to do a new top 100 as well.
  3. Evan C

    Little Women

    Emma Watson replaces Emma Stone. Watson seems like an obvious choice for Jo, so I'm guessing Ronan's probably going to play Beth.
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road Persona The Royal Tenenbaums
  5. Evan C

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    I recently rewatched all three extended editions, with friends and jokes about drinking every time: there was a panorama shot, Gimli was the butt of a joke, there was a reference to counting kills, every time someone's addressed as _ son of _. Obviously, since we're all still alive, we didn't play said drinking game. I think that indicates how silly, to use Rushmore's term, the films are. And not having watched them since I was a teenager, the B-film elements really stood out, even in Fellowship, not just the wizard force battle, but everything with the Ring Wraiths, and most of the Mines of Moria as well. At the same time, I think Fellowship has enough great moments that the good outweighs the bad, and it's the one that I still like; however, that ratio becomes less favorable with each subsequent film, and Return of the King is certainly not much better than The Hobbit: A Long, Exhausting, Overly Violent Journey.
  6. Evan C

    Spotlight (2015)

    I think three years ago I really believed (out of naiveté, willful blindness, or a combination thereof, I'm not sure) that it was "a few bad apples" and not a widespread institutional corruption. Reading the PA grand jury report made it clear not only how long the abuses and coverups had lasted, but also how severely the hierarchy had fostered that culture of secrecy and coverups, which in turn reminded me of our discussion from 2015.
  7. Evan C

    Examples of "Cinematic Parables"?

    Based on the description you gave, I would have said mother! sounds like an allegory, not a parable. Anyway: A Serious Man, Fargo. I think there's a case to be made for The Big Lebowski as well. Unforgiven. Love & Mercy (is that not popular enough?)
  8. Evan C

    Spotlight (2015)

    In light of the Pennsylvania grand jury's report yesterday, I remembered Andrew's and my debate in this thread about the guilt of the hierarchy, and I just wanted to come back to say I was completely wrong, and Andrew was right.
  9. Evan C

    Movie Calendar

    Days of Being Wild - April 12th and 16th are both mentioned as the beginning of relationships.
  10. I think emailing a link of the survey to everyone would be a good idea. That way, we'd have confirmation of everyone who was participating, and it would make sure that bots or trolls couldn't come onto the board and then vote themselves.
  11. I definitely think we should continue the Ecumenical Jury, regardless of whether we make a new list. I agree we should settle on some sort of quorum, and perhaps dispensing with the weighted voting system would be wise. I know it was to discourage people from creating accounts just to vote and then never participating on the board, but given we probably have fewer numbers, it would probably skew the tallies too much. Also, if we were to invite Alissa Wilkinson and Melissa Tamminga to participate, it would definitely be better not to have the weighted totals. I can personally attest dispensing with it will make tallying votes a lot quicker and easier. Joel, I'd be happy to help with tallying votes, keeping track of nominees, etc. I don't think I have time to run the entire thing by myself, but if you handled communications with Image, I think I could make a list of titles and crunch numbers.
  12. Evan C

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    While I am second to no one (or almost no one) in my hatred of the first film, I was pleasantly stunned by how much fun this one was. https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again/
  13. Does anyone want to reach out Darren, M. Leary, Purves, Persona, and any other original members whose input would be invaluable in making a new list, especially a new top 100? And I'm with Joel, I think this is definitely worth doing.
  14. I'm up for doing either a top 25 or a new top 100, although I wonder if there's enough participation here for that to be feasible. I know I've cut back on posting, but I still check the board once a day.
  15. Evan C

    Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble

    Picked up The Passion of Joan of Arc and Au Hasard Balthazar.