The way Medved would talk about certain movies or musically genres was extremely rude and biased. Within the first pages I read something that got under my skin. Medved is talking about how Michael Jackson came out with his song “Black or White”. The song is about racial harmony within the family during a time where it was not completely culturally acceptable to be married to someone of an opposite race. Medved proceeds to discuss what goes on in the music video. This portion of his interpretation is what bothers me the most:
“The most troublesome transformation comes near the end of this incoherent epic… A stalking panther turns miraculously into Michael Jackson as we’ve never seen him before… Michael grabs repea...
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...absurd personally, and I do not feel as though Christianity is directed targeted; Catholicism is.
In conclusion, I found a quote from Michael Medved that I thoroughly agreed with, he says, “This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood”. I believe what he wants to get across here is that the Hollywood industry always misses the mark when it comes to spirituality and this is his whole meaning throughout the book. Whether I agree with his wording or not, I am a Christian, and I should be concerned with the way the media is influencing the mind of the world around me. I am called to be the light in this world, and I do believe that is the one area Medved and I agree; in some way, we both believe that the world is under attack and it is our job to show the light to this darkened world.
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