|FCC 126 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD|
|On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the trolley to Maycomb, Georgia and look for Christian themes in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. How does Atticus Finch demonstrate the Mind of Christ? Why does the diverse community respect him so? 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 126.|
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.
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|OH, AND ANOTHER THING... ADDENDUMS & AFTERTHOUGHTS|
|FCC 125: O Brother Where Art Thou|
|BLT||The Christianity depicted in this film is not necessarily the Christianity demonstrated in the Bible.|
-- In the film, Christianity is a social bonding agent rather than a relationship, covenant, and communion with God.
|GENERAL FILM REVIEW (Trailer)||AUDIO|
|BLT||Gregory Peck is a powerhouse!|
|BLT||Who is Boo Radley? Why is he in this story?|
Capacity for compassion.
|BLT||Atticus Finch and the Mind of Christ|
He's a Finch to do your dirty work (oh yeah)...
He lowers himself into the muck and shaming and ostracizing of Bob Ewell and the rest of his friends for the sake of Tom Robinson.
SFX #1: After the Courtroom
-- Miss Maudie meets Atticus and the children on the way back home.
-- Atticus gets pulled aside by the deputy, and Miss Maudie tries to encourage Jem (distraught)
Miss Maudie is really saying that Atticus has the mind of Christ - a mind of humility and a mind of compassion.
|Philippians 2:1-5 NLT|
2 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
|SFX #1: 1:44:55 - 1:45:40|
Jem. | Yes'm? | I don't know if it'll help, but I wanna say this to you. There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them. | Oh well.
|mh||Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell: A Comparison and Contrast |
QUESTION: Is Boo Radley a framing device? Perhaps he serves as a construct or even a surrogate by which the children can recognize and understand the discrimination and prejudice their father is battling against.
Tom Robinson came to the aid a young lady who needed help
Boo Radley saved a defenseless Jem from the knife of Bob Ewell
Stand up children, you father is about to pass.
One of us.
Treat all people honorably.
* How did Atticus treat people honorably?
* How did Bob Ewell treat people dishonorably?
|1 Peter 2:17 AMP|
Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king.
Proverbs 22:1 NLT
Choose a good reputation over great riches;
being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
Isaiah 42:1-4 NLT
Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged[a]
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
|What Christian themes have you found in...?|
|INITIALS||MAIL/VOICEMAIL/LISTERNER FEEDBACK (Stinger)||AUDIO|
|PS Philip Comment on O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU: Treasures of the Heart | FCC 125||Hey guys, well a lot of people find the Coen brothers hit or miss, and for me this was a miss. I think I bailed out somewhere in the 3rd act when I watched it some years ago. However, your episode on it was fun, and has me thinking I need to give it another chance. A question I have for you- do you consider this a musical? I typically think when a film has dialogue delivered in song is what makes it a musical, but White Christmas didn't do that, did it? A great independent film that came out last year is Sing Street, streaming on Netflix. It has plenty of music, but not dialogue delivery by song. I think you guys would like it, and I also thought the biggest musical moment was also the best part of the film, so I got that going for me.|
Clooney is a great actor, and some of his best work is when he plays against type, and his performance in The Descendants is pretty great.
Lastly, I've been looking forward to Silence for a long time. I listened to the audio book and saw the 1971 film, both are worth checking out. I have a hunch it will be worthy of an FCC episode like Calvary was. It's a very faith centered story but far from being a simple or spoon feeding one.
I really dig how much I enjoy the episodes even if I didn't particularly care for the film, or if I haven't even seen it. Love the show guys! #muhweeladgimli
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|BLT||No Lost Update this week > Netflix has been wonky|
|BLT||On my signal...unleash Helen Keller / Moonlight and Magnolias|
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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!|
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