Film is a powerful medium. It has become a major part of our culture here in America. Film is special because it can visually display every topic in whatever light it chooses to do so. It can show graphic nudity and violence in there most grotesque forms while making the case that this is okay. On the opposite end of the spectrum it can just as easily condemn these things. A great film maker can convince large numbers of people to believe their message. Trammell explains that, “Movies can motivate viewers to see the world in different new ways. In fact, movies that fail to affect the viewer are often condemned as poorly made films.” (p. 120) Because of these things film has become one of our cultures mos...
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...ilms that just ask one sect of peoples but films that reach a wide variety of viewers. While there are Christians out in the industry right now that are asking their viewers those hard questions there are not nearly enough. Matthew 9:37-38 says, “Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” I believe I am being sent out as a laborer for God in the world of film. I want to find new ways to ask influence the culture for the furthering of God’s greater plan and that is not something that will be easy. Finding the right questions to ask is a struggle on its own but knowing how to present the question is a different task entirely. Being able to do this in a way that glorifies God is what I hope to do as I peruse my career in the film industry.
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