Why Do Heathens Make The Best Christian Films?

Nothing dampens my enthusiasm about the release of a new movie quite like finding out that it was written and produced by Christians. Unfortunately it seems that some Evangelical movie makers are committed to a message without an equal commitment to the art.

Thom Parham in Godspy…

“If you want to send a message, try Western Union,” said Frank Capra, a Christian who made hugely popular mainstream films. Film excels at metaphor—forging a connection between dissimilar objects or themes. It doesn’t fare as well with text messaging. Show, don’t tell, is the rule of cinema. Christians, however, can’t seem to resist the prospect of using film as a high-tech flannel board. The result is more akin to propaganda than art, and propaganda has a nasty habit of hardening hearts.

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