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Where Cinematic Art & Biblical Theology Converge

Advancing the Art of Christian Cinema by Encouraging, Educating, Equipping and Inspiring Christian Filmmakers

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The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

Dr. Gary Bettinson, a lecturer in film studies from Lancaster University in the UK is with me to talk about an era of film history that is often overlooked, especially by someone like me because -- this the era of cinema I grew up in.  It’s called the New Hollywood...

A Christian Film History Primer with Terry Lindvall

A Christian Film History Primer with Terry Lindvall

The Christian film movement has a historian -- and his name is Dr. Terry Lindvall. Dr. Lindvall has written two books on Christian film history. Sanctuary Cinema chronicles the history of Christain film in the silent era, and his follow-up book, Celluloid Sermons,...

“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

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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...

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