|FCC 152 CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we climb aboard the Rita and set sail for South America and look for Christian themes in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. How does the Gill-Man help us explore the human condition? How does mercy still shine through? 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 152.|
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|
|No Country For Old Men | FCC 151||http://fcc.gctnetwork.com/151|
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
Welcome to the Menagerie!
1. Richard Carlson as David Reed
2. Julie Adams as Kay
-- -- Did all of her own stunts (IMDb)
3. Richard Denning as Mark Williams
4. Ricou Browning as the Creature in Water
5. Ben Chapman as the Creature on Land
|BLT||Hard to connect, but a lot to respect.|
1. Underwater suspense
2. Not showing the whole monster until the third act
Director Jack Arnold claimed that his main goal in the making of this film was to create a sense of dread. Arnold said, "it plays upon a basic fear that people have about what might be lurking below the surface of any body of water. You know the feeling when you are swimming and something brushes your legs down there - it scares the hell out of you if you don't know what it is. It's the fear of the unknown. I decided to exploit this fear as much as possible."
Julie Adams noted that making the film was an extremely pleasant process and that the cast and crew got along quite well. She also explained that she felt sympathetic toward the monster. Adams said, "there always is that feeling of compassion for the monster. I think maybe it touches something in ourselves, maybe the darker parts of ourselves, that long to be loved and think they really can't ever be loved. It strikes a chord within us."
|mh||There is a way that seems right to man.|
At the heart of this film is drama: the hens coming home to roost.
Classic storytelling. Romance; drama; character study; the human condition; and a monster.
Added bonus: A great example of “see what that guy is doing? Don’t do that.”
What makes for a good villain?
There is a way that seems right to man.
|Proverbs 14:12 KJV|
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Romans 6:15-22 NLT
Romans 6:23 NET
For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Thessalonians 2:4-8, 11-12 NLT
Philippians 2:1-5 CEB
Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. Don't do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others. Adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus:
|SOUND BITE 1 Dr. Carl Maia found the fossilized remains of a great mystery - and he knows the people to consult: Ichthyologists David and Kay.|
SOUND BITE 2 Back at the lab Dr. Maia presents his findings and David Reed's boss, Mark Williams, is there.
SUPPLIMENTAL Abord the Rita Mark insults the captain and his boat, and Dr. Maia. He attempts to downplay these attacks by simply stating that HE always looks forward to success, “I didn’t mean it as any personal criticism, Doctor. It’s just that I always look forward to success."
SOUND BITE 3 The expedition, back at the Amazonian dig site, are frustrated by lack of discovering more of the fossil.
SOUND BITE 4 David grows increasingly frustrated with Mark’s behavior, attitude and drive. On the boat, Kay tries to soften David’s mood toward him.
SOUND BITE 5 Preparing to go back into the depths of the Black Lagoon, Mark prepares a harpoon gun. Kay pleads with him that, whatever the species, if he leaves it alone it will not bother him. David continues to reason with him.
SOUND BITE 6 Mark continues on his single-minded quest to get the monster. David cannot reason with him.
SOUND BITE 7 David prepares for a final dive to clear the entrance to the lagoon so that the Rita can get to safety. Mark insists on going saying that this monster is the biggest find anyone’s ever made. “Think of what it will mean to all of us!”
“We failed. That’s all people will understand."
|David encourages Life in the natural habitat...even at the point of Kay's death.|
Mercy Still Comes Through
Gill Man has captured Kay and has taken her to his underground layer.
He's already taken several gunshots, but David Reed steps in.
One final act of mercy.
|Matthew 5:7 ESV|
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
SFX #1: 00:54 - 01:04
No, no more. Let him go.
|The Drama of Faith @ Catholic World Report||http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2014/07/25/the-drama-of-faith-the-church-and-the-stage/|
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|PS Philip - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN | FCC 151||Hey guys, so glad you covered this movie for the show, you did such a good job! The Coens are real hit or miss with me, and this film is a big hit. I get that a lot of people would question the value of doing an episode on such a nihilistic story, but you guys were great. Any honest exploration shows how bankrupt nihilism is, and begs for the light of Christ's truth to shine on it. I think it was on an episode of The Theonauts that I heard Brian Godawa talking about how important it is for Christians to tell stories which honestly depict what it is we are being redeemed from when we are saved.|
Cormac McCarthy has another book called BLOOD MERIDIAN which I think is one of the best displays of nihilism in a story. It is based upon the actual history of the Old West, and wh ile his writing is aesthetically attractive and artistic, it describes the utter hopelessness of such a worldview by taking it to it's logical conclusions. It's not a book for everyone, but I like it a great deal, in no small part due to it's historicity and McCarthy's brilliance as an author.
Love the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
|PS Philip - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN | FCC 151||By the way, BLOOD MERIDIAN has a character called The Judge who makes Anton Chigurh look like Mary Poppins. You have been warned. :-)|
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