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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


    Another one in Sherlock Holmes 3 and the Board Games thread. Profile is here: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/profile/9563-vulgarmolly/
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    Movie Calendar

    An Angel at My Table - Janet Frame is reading a newspaper dated October 26th. Tully - Marlo's (Charlize Theron) birthday is mentioned as June 7th.
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    Saw it last night. SPOILERS I actually found Mrs. Manion quite sympathetic, because the film makes it clear she's a victim of someone. Whether she's a rape victim of Barney Quill or an abuse victim of her husband, who along with Stockholm syndrome pressured her into lying about being raped to get him off, is unclear and outside the scope of the film. And I actually thought the film did make it clear that she was in no way responsible for whichever act of abuse actually happened, even if she was highly flirtatious or willingly having an affair. And the way Preminger framed the reaction to the "panties" scene made me sympathize with her even more, because he puts her right in the center of the frame, drawing all attention to her, which for me, put into stark relief the cruelty of laughing at her and the abuse she suffered. However, I absolutely agree that the film doesn't really see a problem with the "what was she wearing" argument, as is made clear by how Biegler wants her to dress for the trial, even if it wants to put all the blame on the perpetrator (whoever he is). And the introduction of Mrs. Manion was also quite problematic, because it's designed to cast as much doubt on her story as possible, even if there are dramatic reasons to do that. I suppose it's possible to say the film is depicting a realistic portrayal of what laws and attitudes were regarding rape in 1959, but it is cringe-worthy. I was thinking this would make a good double feature with Cape Fear, in which a defense attorney buries evidence that his rapist client's victim was flirtatious, because he knows that's immaterial and an immoral line of defense even though the law says otherwise. Regarding what really happened in Anatomy of a Murder, whether Mrs. Manion's a victim of her husband or Barney Quill, the testimony from Quill's friend makes me think she was raped, because why else would he be so jumpy, nervous, and reticent. Also, the ripped panties suggest a more violent encounter, not an affair. On the other hand, Lt. Manion is so unlikeable and obviously violent that the prosecution's claim he caught his wife having an affair, beat her, and murdered her love seems more than plausible. Anyway, it is certainly clear that the "temporary insanity" claim is bogus, and Diegler is defending a guilty man in regards to the murder charge, and I thought the film handled that aspect fantastically, showing how everyone is entitled to a fair trial and the ways that a guilty man could get off depending on how evidence is produced.
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    Movie Calendar

    Anatomy of a Murder - Jimmy Stewart mentions August 16th during the trial as the date the rape occurred.
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    Come Sunday aka Heretics

    In case anyone comes here looking to respond to the conversation which ensued about the Image Board of Director's Statement, Jeremy moved it to its own thread here, so this thread can be devoted to Come Sunday.
  6. I've never seen The Accused, but that's one of the more famous examples I think. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Magnolia, Elle, Thelma & Louise. Tess is a fantastic portrayal of the realities of sexual abuse and how society traditionally lets male abusers of the hook while holding their female victims responsible for their crimes. And it's made a hundred times more pointed considering who directed it and when he did.
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    RIP Milos Forman (1932-2018)

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/14/entertainment/milos-forman-obit/index.html I realize I've only seen three of his films (Amadeus, Cuckoo's Nest, and The Firemen's Ball) - I guess I should attempt to change that.
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    Creating Film Critic Circle?

    I think template looks good, although make sure to include the link to 1More Film Blog. If we want to start a newsletter like that, I'm happy to help in anyway that I can. I think we'd need a few more people to make rating/polls worthwhile, and to be honest, I prefer short blurbs to simply a number score from a group of people, but I wouldn't be opposed to doing that either.
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    Creating Film Critic Circle?

    I'm definitely interested and think it would be great to get something like that going. A mailing list that provided links to members' reviews written for their various platforms could work well. I think we'd probably want to tag team to make sure the majority of new releases got covered, but if we got enough people, that shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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    Jurassic World 2 aka Jurassic Park 5

    I saw the first trailer for this when I went to see The Last Jedi, and immediately after the trailer a guy sitting behind me said to his friend, "They spoiled so much of it!" And I thought, "There is absolutely nothing to spoil."
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    Lady Bird

    I could have sworn I had shared my review here, but apparently I never did. So here it is: https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/lady-bird/
  12. Overstreet is referring to Le Fils, by the Dardenne brothers. IMDB page here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291172/ His book is here: https://www.amazon.com/Through-Screen-Darkly-Looking-Closer/dp/0830743154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517515453&sr=8-1&keywords=through+a+screen+darkly To answer your initial question: what are some of my favorite films "that touch on the Spirit of Humanity and God's hand in the hero's journey?" For a traditional notion of hero's journey, I'd pick Branagh's adaptation of Henry V. But I would pick The Double Life of Veronique, Babette's Feast, and WALL-E for my favorite films about journeys which remind us of God's presence and love in unexpected ways.
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    Movie Calendar

    The Commuter - August 23rd and 24th are mentioned in the opening montage. There are newspapers and train tickets, so it may be possible to determine which day the majority of the story takes place on.
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    Favorite films of 2017

    My list is up: https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/2017-top-ten/
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    Favorite films of 2017

    Normally I'd post my list this week, but both Phantom Thread and The Post are opening this weekend, so I'm definitely waiting to see those, and I may wait until next week to see Call Me By Your Name as well.