|FCC 131 ARRIVAL|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the cherry picker through the alien hovercraft and look for Christian themes in ARRIVAL. How is Louise Banks different from the rest of the scientists? What can we learn from her meaure of grace and being slow to speak? 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 131.|
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; their 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.
|OH, AND ANOTHER THING... ADDENDUMS & AFTERTHOUGHTS|
|The Jungle Book (2016) | FCC 130||fcc.gctnetwork.com/130|
|mh||Baloo: Humming "Bare Necessities"|
Mowgli: What's that?
Baloo: That's a song about the good life!
But he wasn't living the GOOD life until he was influenced and brought into the family by Mowgli.
|BLT||Sagacity - the quality of being sagacious...|
Sagacious - having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
|mh||FILTERS UP for one single utterance of profanity... but it's the BIG one - at just under the 30 minute mark.|
Pablum - noun 1. bland or insipid intellectual fare, entertainment, etc.; pap.
|mh||Talking is Listening, or Misreading Heptapods/Logograms With Human Eyes.|
Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) comprehends the basic problems in communication between vastly different cultures; and that there is much to work out before understanding can even begin.
But she is willing (desirous, even) to work toward bridging that gap through knowledge and understanding.
OPENING: I used to think this was the beginning of your story. Memory is a strange thing. It doesn’t work the way i thought it did. We are so bound by time; by its order … But now I’m not sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived.
CLASSROOM: Portuguese - language as art.
NEWS REPORT: If this is some kind of peaceful contact why send 12? Why not send just one?
COLONEL WEBER: Two days, and already the public expects us to know the answers.
Eat. Walk. Help me understand.
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (linguistic relativity) - often defined to include two versions. The strong version says that language determines thought, and that linguistic categories limit and determine cognitive categories, whereas the weak version says that linguistic categories and usage only influence thought and decisions.
Offer weapon, or use weapon?
SIDEBAR: Not a single word in the Holy scriptures were uttered or written in English. Every single translation we have today is (spoiler alert) a translation which contains many transliterations. Because there are still words that we cannot translate into English - we do not have equivalent word(s) - so we invent them. This adds words to our language which, over time, take on connotations and nuances of their own, which may not have been in the original word which they represent.
|Proverbs 18:21 NET|
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love its use will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 8:1-9 NLT
Listen as Wisdom calls out!
Hear as understanding raises her voice!
On the hilltop along the road,
she takes her stand at the crossroads.
By the gates at the entrance to the town,
on the road leading in, she cries aloud,
“I call to you, to all of you!
I raise my voice to all people.
You simple people, use good judgment.
You foolish people, show some understanding.
Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.
Everything I say is right,
for I speak the truth
and detest every kind of deception.
My advice is wholesome.
There is nothing devious or crooked in it.
My words are plain to anyone with understanding,
clear to those with knowledge.
James 1:19 NLT
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
|BLT||Louise Banks and the Measure of Grace|
From the very beginning of the film, we see that it is grace that sets apart Louise Banks from the rest of her research team.
Grace in relationship. Tim Keller: "Truth without love is imperious self-righteousness..."
|Colossians 4:5-6 AMP|
Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious]. Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].
|SFX #1: 16:16 - 16:51|
Sorry, I couldn't hear what you were saying. | Language is the foundation of civilization. It's the glue that holds the people together. It's the first weapon drawn in a conflict. | Louise, this is Ian Donnelly. Louise Banks, Ian Donnelly. | That's quite a greeting. | Yeah, well, you wrote it. | Heh, yeah, it's the kind of thing you write as a preface...dazzle them with the basics... | Yeah, it's great, even though it's wrong. | It's wrong? | Well, the cornerstone of civilaization isn't language, it's science.
SFX #2: 16:52 - 17:27
Ian is a theoretical physicist from Los Alamos. You'll be reporting to me, but you'll be working with him when you're in the shell. | That's what they're calling the UFO. | Priority one: what do they want? where are they from? | And beyond that, how did they get here? Are they capable of fastr-than-light travel? I have a listen of questions that, you know, we could go over, starting with just a "handshake" of binary sequences. | How about we just talk to them before we start throwing math problems at them? | This is why you're both here.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
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|PS Philip Comment on THE JUNGLE BOOK: Freedom from the Law | FCC 130||Man, this is a gorgeous film- and deserving of it's Oscar for Visual Effects. You guys nailed it down good regarding freedom from the law. I would add this reminder from Titus 3:9 "But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty."(NET) Unity is so important, and we shouldn't let disagreements about personal preferences come between us in Christ's church. As long as we all agree that Michael Gambon was the best Dumbledore, that is.|
Love the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
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|R.I.P. Bill Paxton|
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|mh||After years of searching I have found my hat! Everette Ulysses McGill would say I'm bonafide!|
|BLT||LOST Update: Three episodes into Season 6.|
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