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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the Fishhook to the nearest Island Goddess as we look for Christian themes in Disney's MOANA. What can we learn from Moana's people forgetting who they are? What can we as Christians do about it? All that and more in 3, 2, 1!GUEST(S)
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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 136.

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.

You are tuned in to Finding Christ in Cinema on the GCTNetwork.

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OH, AND ANOTHER THING... ADDENDUMS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
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The BFG | FCC 135http://fcc.gctnetwork.com/135
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GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)AUDIO
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BLTA Polynesian Folktale...origin story...awesomely told.
-- Vibrant
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BLTShout-Outs!

Welcome!
-- Auli'i Cravalho as MOANA
-- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as MAUI
-- Rachel House as GRAMMA TALA
-- Lin-Manuel Miranda as LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

FCC's Very Own!
-- Jermaine Clement as TAMATOA (from FCC 135: THE BFG)
-- Alan Tudyk as HEIHEI
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BLTTrivia from IMDb

1. Dwayne Johnson is a firm believer that voice-acting is the most difficult career in acting, and is personally annoyed by celebrities being cast in animated films despite their bad delivery in voicing their characters. When Johnson was cast for the film, he repeatedly asked the other voice-actors present if he was indeed giving a good performance.

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda was signed on to write the music for Moana before the Broadway stage musical "Hamilton" became a worldwide phenomenal hit. After it did, he would often chat with the rest of the crew through Skype from backstage, sometimes still in costume.

3. This is the fifth consecutive Disney animated feature for Alan Tudyk following Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Zootopia (2016).

4. The villager who suggests cooking Heihei is voiced by Alan Tudyk who also provides Heihei's vocal effects.
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INITIALSDISCUSSIONAUDIO
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BLTMoana and Compassion

Knowing where you are by knowing where you've been
Colossians 3:12-13 NASB
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
SFX #1: 1:09:09 - 1:09:51
I wasn't born a demigod. I had human parents. They, uh...took one look and decided they did not want me, and they threw me into the sea...like I was nothing. Somehow, I was found by the gods. They gave me the hook. They made me Maui. And back to the humans I went. I gave them islands, fire, coconuts...anything they could ever want.

SFX #2: 1:09:52 - 1:10:08
You took the Heart for them. You did everything for them. So they'd love you. | I was never enough.

SFX #3: 1:10:10 - 1:10:31
Maybe the gods found you for a reason. Maybe the ocean brought you to them because it saw someone who was worthy of being saved. But the gods aren't the ones who make you Maui. You are.
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mhZOOTOPIA: THE NEXT LEVEL!

Moana is an adventurer with the heart of a wayfinder. Her people have been settled in one place for 1,000 years, refusing to cross the reef. She preserves them and revives their spirit by leaving the island.

SOUND BITE 1 - BABY MOANA LOVE THE STORIES OF THE ANCESTORS/SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO GO

Moana loves the water. But her father encourages her to bloom where she’s planted.

00:13:15 It’s the harvest. This morning I was husking the coconuts and… | Well, we should clear the diseased trees and we will start a new grove, uh, there. | Thanks, Moana. She’s doing great. | This suits you. | Chief! There’s something you need to see. Our traps in the east lagoon, they’re pulling less and less fish. | Then we’ll rotate the fishing grounds. | Uh, we have. There’s no fish. | Oh. Then we’ll fish the far side of the island. | We tried. | The windward side? | And the leeward side, the shallows, the channel. We’ve tried the whole lagoon. They’re just gone. | Have you tried using a different bait? | I don’t think it’s the bait. | There’s no fish. | It seems like it’s getting worse and worse. | Of course, I understand you have reason for concern. I will talk to the council. I’m sure we…

00:14:25 What if we fish beyond the reef? | No one goes beyond the reef. | I know. But if there are no fish in the lagoon.. | Moana. | And there’s an whole ocean. | We have one rule. | An old rule when there were fish. | A rule that keeps us safe... | But Dad, I… | Instead of endangering our people so you can run right back to the water! Every time I think you’re past this… No one goes beyond the reef!

00:21:10 Why are you acting weird? | I’m the village crazy lady. That’s my job. | If there's something you want to tell me, just tell me! Is there something you wanna tell me? | Is there something you want to hear? | You’ve been told all our people’s stories but one. | What is this place? | Do you really think our ancestors stayed within the reef? Ooh! | What’s in there? The answer to the question you keep asking yourself. Who are you meant to be? Go inside. Bang the drum and find out.

SOUND BITE 2 - WE WERE VOYAGERS!

Moana has a powerful vision of what and who her people were.

SOUND BITE 3 - WATER CONNECTED THEM ALL

BONUS SOUND BITE 4 - I SHOULD BE SAILING
Jeremiah 6:14 NASB
They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’
But there is no peace.

Romans 10:9-15 NLT
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”

Matthew 28:19 KJV
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
00:03:50 But one day the heart will be found by someone who will journey beyond our reef, find Maui, deliver him across the great ocean to restore Te Fiti’s heart, and save us all. | Whoa, whoa, whoa! Thank you Mother. That’s enough. No one goes outside the reef. We are safe here. There is no darkness. There are no monsters … No, there is nothing beyond our reef, but storms and rough seas. As long as we stay on our very safe island, we’ll be fine. | The legends are true. Someone will have to go. | Mother, Montunui is paradise. Who would want to go anywhere else?

00:26:00 We were voyagers. We were voyagers! We were voyagers! We were voyagers! Why’d we stop?

01:13:00 What? | I figured it out. You know, the ocean used to love when I pulled up islands ‘cause your ancestors would sail her seas and find ‘em. All those new lands, new villages. It was the water that connected them all. And if I were the ocean I think I’d be looking for a curly-haired non-princess to start that again.

BONUS: Teach me to sail. | Pffft. | My job is to deliver Maui across the great ocean. I should be sailing. | It’s called “wayfinding”, princess. And It’s not just sails and knots; It’s seeing where you’re going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.
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LISTENER CHALLENGEAUDIO
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What Christian themes have you found in...?
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INITIALSMAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)AUDIO
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PS Philip Comment on THE BFG: Royal Family and Vulnerability | FCC 135Hey guys! This was an interesting film, a bit different than the typical fare we get nowadays for family viewing. I like it's departure from contemporary movies, and I suppose we owe much of that to Roald Dahl. I thought Ruby Barnhill carried the film really well, and was probably the highlight for me. And Mark Rylance is great in anything he does, I particularly like the way he delivers dialogue in a reserved manner.
One thing that I get is how the BFG found Sophie in the first place, which reminds me of 2 Chronicles 16:9a (NKJV)"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." Sophie had a good and tender heart, and the BFG was drawn to that. If we have a heart devoted to God, w e can rely upon Him to give us the support we require to do His work.

Thanks for the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
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Kubo and the Two Strings!
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