We just returned from a field trip; we went to the movies. Recommending movies can be a precarious undertaking. For example, I would recommend “Big Fish” to a maturer audience. Some who have seen it may be scratching their heads at this point. But, a couple of scenes where we see some breif female nudity, albeit faint and not necessarily sensuous – much like intros to old James Bond movies – would be enough for some. There is also the back side of Danny Devito that is far less inspiriing but again may be too much for others. Yet, the movie has some great connections to “storytelling” and the idea of a “big story” or “mega-story.” There are some great teaching points about how to help people connect to the “big story” of God and to see that really everyone is in God’s big story. I would love to dialogue about that one either in comments or by e-mail.
The real reason for this post is the movie we saw today – “The Village.” For those who find trouble locating a movie without gratuitous language, you will find not one “cuss” word.” There is a great deal of suspense and some “jump” in your seat scenes. Violence is implied but we are spared the process; we’re just given the results.
For me it holds out illustrations of what happens when you coerce by guilt and fear. You might refer to aintsobad’s post on Nat Tracy. I would love to dialogue about this one too either in comments or e-mail.