|FCC 147 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the Flying Dutchman into the heart of the maelstrom as we look for Christian themes in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. What can we learn from Jack's history with the East India Trading Company? How is Bootstraps Bill the model of a bondservant? 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 147.|
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|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man's Chest | FCC 146||http://fcc.gctnetwork.com/146|
|mh||Compassion: "first you feel it", Middle Voice indicates that it happens TO you; that yearning in the bowels/broken heart HAPPENS TO YOU.||A new (circumscised) heart is what it takes - cf. Ezk. 11:19; 36:26; Rom. 2:29|
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
|mh||1st impression: It's a musical! > No. It's a comedy! > No. It's a Fellini film! > No. It's sub-plot-a-palooza! > Oh, that's nice, actually.|
The Symphony of Davy Jones
|BLT||About 30 minutes too long, and they should've some of the schtick and all of the sexual innuendo instead of the good scenes.|
|(Had to dig for this one...like buried treasure)|
Jack Sparrow and Freedom
Jack wants to be free, and he wants the same for others.
“Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails; that's what a ship needs. But what a ship is...what the Black Pearl really is...is freedom.”
The history between Jack Sparrow and the East India Trading Company is a diluted one - at least as we see in the films. It plays an important part in At World's End, however, so.
1. Jack was once the captain of a ship called the Wicked Wench - a rum-running vessel under the East India Trading Company.
2. Lord Beckett comissioned Jack to transport a load of slaves, but Jack refused and let the slaves go.
3. Beckett ordered the ship to be burned, and Jack makes a deal with Davy Jones to bring it back. 13 years a captain for 100 years under the mast.
The Point: Jack is moved by compassion and makes his decisions based on compassion.
Controlling theme for the franchise, then: freedom can only be attained by acting on compassion.
|KEY TEXT: 1 John 3:11,18|
This is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another...let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
|SFX #1: 00:00 - 00:26|
Remarkable. Last I saw of that ship, she was on fire - a blackened hulk sinking beneath the waves. We had a deal, Jack. I contracted you to deliver cargo on my behalf, and you chose to liberate it. | People aren't cargo, mate.
|From Bondage to Bondservant|
Bondservant Bill Turner
Stong’s 1401 doúlos – properly, someone who belongs to another; a bond-slave, without any ownership rights of their own. Ironically, "bond-slave" is used with the highest dignity in the NT – namely, of believers who willingly live under Christ's authority as His devoted followers.
Will Turner is single-minded in his mission to save his father, Bootstrap Bill
Bootstrap Bill is in bondage to the Flying Dutchman. Literally. He is bonded (a part) of the ship when Elizabeth finds him:
The Dutchman must always have a captain. And if he saves me he loses you. He won't pick me. I wouldn't pick me. Tell him not to come. Tell him to stay away. Tell him it's too late. I'm already a part of the ship and the crew.
In the Pirate exchange Elizabeth, having seen the state of Bootstrap Bill, sympathizes with Will, but...
On the Flying Dutchman the battle is fierce. Jack and Davy fight for the chest, and Will finds himself in a battle with Bootstrap Bill -
William is stabbed through the chest by Davy Jones. Bootstrap sees and his eyes are open -
Oh, William! My son! Argh!
|Acts 26:13-15 NLT|
About noon, Your Majesty, as I was on the road, a light from heaven brighter than the sun shone down on me and my companions. We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is useless for you to fight against my will.’
“‘Who are you, lord?’ I asked.
“And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting.
2 Corinthians 11:20-30
Philippians 3:8-11 NASB
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
1 Corinthians 9:19 NASB
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.
Romans 1:1 NASB
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
|SOUND BITE 1 For what you want most there is a cost must be paid in the end.|
SOUND BITE 2 Bootstrap. | You know my name! You know my name. | Yes, I know your son. | William! He's coming for me. Wait and see. You'll see. He promised.
SOUND BITE 3 No course is lost if there is but one fool left to fight for it.
SOUND BITE 4 It's me. It's Will; your son.
SOUND BITE 5 I'm not going to kill you; I made you a promise.
SOUND BITE 6 Orders, sir? | You're no longer bound to the Dutchman; you're free. | Aye. That's a fine thing, but by my reckoning I still have a debt that has to be paid, if you'll have me. | On the wheel, then, Mr. Turner. | Aye, Captain Turner.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|PS Philip Comment on DEAD MAN'S CHEST: Death and Compassion | FCC 146||Hey guys, it's been a long time since I watched DEAD MAN'S CHEST, so I don't have much to add there. |
I appreciate the recap of episodes past and God's kindness, and how you guys don't shy away from talking about repeating themes. When we look at the Bible, we see teachings repeated over and over, and Jesus himself used repetition as a tool for instruction. That's because it works, and is crucial to really having an idea sink in. There is this prejudice we often see nowadays regarding movies with themes or techniques that are not new, as if ideas having been done before aren't suitable for newer stories. I heard the Tolkien Professor speak of how in olden days it was a mark against a story to be new, and referring to previous works was the accepted norm.
Keep on doing what you do, and thanks for the show! #muhweeladgimli
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