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A Sacred Aesthetic

A Sacred Aesthetic

This is part 2 of my interview with Brett McCracken, senior editor of The Gospel Coalition, who oversees the content related to culture and the arts. Brett is a Wheaton grad, and has a degree from UCLA in Cinema and Media studies.  In this episode, Brett and I talk...

Engaging at the Intersection of the Arts and Theology

Engaging at the Intersection of the Arts and Theology

Brett McCracken is a senior editor of The Gospel Coalition, overseeing content related to culture and the arts, and his favorite art form is film. Brett isn't just a self made cinephile, he studied film at UCLA. Brett has a wide breadth of cinema theory and history,...

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Pudovkin’s Classic Text Film Technique & Film Acting

Pudovkin’s Classic Text Film Technique & Film Acting

On my work desk within easy reach is a worn, red cloth-bound hardcover book written by a Russian filmmaker named Vsevolod I. Pudovkin. It's called Film Technique & Film Acting, and it's one of my most treasured books on the craft of film. Though, written in 1958...

“The motion picture camera, like the printing press, is a gift from God. We can use it for God’s purpose.”

 James K. Friedrich in the 1930’s

MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR CHRISTIAN CINEPHILES

A brilliant theologian and literary scholar opens a window not only on Malick’s masterpiece, but on the theological possibilities of cinema

The fascinating origins of the Christian film history. What we wrestle with today has been dealt with in the past.

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How we got where we are today in the Christian film industry.

Writing, directing, acting — it’s all here. Most every book that has followed has only complicated and encumbered the writer and filmmaker. If it was good enough for Stanley Kubrick…

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Vanhoozer’s first chapter reads like a manifesto for Christian filmmakers