|FCC 154 HALLOWEEN|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the station wagon to Haddonfield, Illinois and look for Christian themes in John Carpenter's classic horror film HALLOWEEN. How is Michael Myers an unstoppable, immoveable, and inevitable evil? How is Dr. Samuel Loomis a light for the truth and a watchman for the people? All that and more in 3, 2, 1!||GUEST(S)|
|Hey, come on in. Admission is free. Grab a bowl of popcorn (extra butter, of course) and find a seat smack dab in the middle - It’s time for Finding Christ in Cinema, episode 154.|
I’m Michael, I’m Brenden.
Join us and together we’ll dig deeper into the silver-screen classics of yesteryear as well as the box-office hits of today, we’ll take a closer look at the stories they tell, and see if we find the face of Jesus looking back.
We’re gonna explore the deeper meanings of these films; the plots and their twists; the characters and their choices; and how we can relate them to the gospel of salvation, and ultimately our Christian walk.
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|OH, AND ANOTHER THING... ADDENDUMS & AFTERTHOUGHTS|
|MIDNIGHT SPECIAL | FCC 153||http://fcc.gctnetwork.com/153|
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
1. 15 Terrifying Facts about John Carpenter’s Halloween (from Mental Floss)
2. 6 Tips for Christian Artists to Redeem Horror (from A Clear Lens)
3. An Apologetic of Horror (by Brian Godawa)
|BLT||Dr. Loomis Walks in the Light||1 John 1:5-7 NLT|
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
SFX #1: 00:00 - 00:43
I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left - no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face and...the blackest eyes...the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind those boy's eyes was purely and simpl evil.
SFX #2: 00:44 - End
What do we do? He's been here once tonight...I think he'll come back. I'm going to wait for him. | I still think I should notify the radio and television... | No, if you do that, they'll see him on every street corner, and they'll look for him in every house. Just tell your men to keep their mouths shut and their eyes open. | I'll check back in an hour.\
|mh||No Country For Old Men|
John Carpenter's intent with the character of Michael Myers was that the audience should never be able to relate to him.
Dr. Loomis and Tommy: watchmen on the wall of Haddonfield, Illinois
|Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 NASB|
I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all. Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
Ezekiel 33:2-5 NLT
Son of man, give your people this message: ‘When I bring an army against a country, the people of that land choose one of their own to be a watchman. When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 NASB
For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
Ezekiel 13:10 NASB
It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash
|SOUND BITE 1 And the book ends. But, what Samuels is really talking about here, is fate. You see, fate caught up with several lives here. No matter what course of action Collins took, he was destined to his own fate. His own day of reckoning with himself. The idea is, that destiny is a very real, concrete thing that every person has to deal with. How does Samuels’ view of fate differ from that of Costain’s? | Costain wrote that fate was somehow related only to religion. Whereas Samuels felt that, well, fate was like a natural element like earth, air, fire, and water. | That’s right, Samuels definitely personified fate. In Samuels’ writing, fate is immovable. Like a mountain. It stands where man passes away. Fate never changes.|
SOUND BITE 2 He’s on his way. You’ve got to believe me, officer. He is coming to Haddonfield. Because, I know him. I’m his doctor. You must be ready for him. If you don’t, it’s your funeral.
SOUND BITE 3 The boogie man! There is no boogie man. Nobody believes me.
SOUND BITE 4 Are you all right? | Yeah. | Look, nothing’s going on except kids playing pranks, trick or treating, parking, getting high. I have the feeling that you’re way off on this. | You have the wrong feeling. | Well, you’re not doing much to prove me wrong. | What more do you need? | Well, it’s going to take more than fancy talk to keep me up all night crawling around these bushes. | I watched him for 15 years, sitting in a room staring at a wall, not seeing the wall; looking past the wall, looking at this night. Inhumanly patient. Waiting for some secret, silent alarm to trigger him off. Death has come to your little town, Sheriff. You can either ignore it, or help me to stop it. | More fancy talk. Doctor, do you know what Haddonfield is? Familes. Children. All lined up in rows up and down these streets. You’re telling me their lined up for a slaughterhouse. | They could be.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
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|PS Philip Comment on MIDNIGHT SPECIAL | FCC 153||Wow guys, you did a great job with MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. I don't exaggerate when I say that may have been the most thorough exploration of Christian themes you've done. Scott was terrific and blended right in with you guys, it was as if you've all been podcasting together for some time already! I sure hope he becomes a regular guest in the future.|
One thing I get from MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is the other side of what Scott was talking about regarding the loss of a child when they grow up. My oldest son will be 24 next month, and when he moved out it was very similar to the death of a family member. My wife, youngest son, and I, all experienced a profound sense of loss and grief. Ultimately, we parents are stewards of our children, and their proper parent is God. Like Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst's characters, we need to be willing to let them go when the time is right, and trust God- who loves them more and better than we do.
Love the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
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|UPCOMING||A sneak peak at what is coming up next episode. This is a TEASE to convice folk not to miss it!|
A Christmas Carol (1984 with George C. Scott)
A Christmas Story
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