Hollywood Worldviews was the first book to come out that taught Christians how worldviews are integrated into movies and television. It has guided a generation . Hollywood Worldviews. Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment. Updated and Expanded. by Brian Godawa · Cultural Analysis. In Hollywood Worldviews, filmmaker and screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) weighs in on the task of “Watching Films with Wisdom.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I wodldviews he had emphasized the importance of quality a little more since a movie can have a great worldview and still be a cinematic disaster but I guess, after all, worldiews are what the book is about.

Act two of the book deals with philosophical movements and how they have informed the themes of modern movies. Godawa offers a way of looking at the worldviews that underlie the movies, with specific examples. He keeps things simple and clear, and explains bria how these philosophies are critiqued by the story of redemption in Christ found in Scripture In Part 3, Godawa interacts with how Christianity is hollywood in movies.

To be fair, Godawa does acknowledge both of my critiques as accurate to some extent Nevertheless, there are movies like Les Miserables which display a positive redemptive Christian message.

Does the Bible speak to any of this? That is, do you swallow everything regardless, or is cultural and society so “evil” that you starve yourself from ingesting everything?

Reviews Latest Reviews By Category. What Godawa set out to do, he did well. Rather, he left me unconvinced.

Finishing this book is like losing my movie-going innocence. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Simply because God saw fit to include an element in Scripture does not give us license to portray it visually. The first is existentialism which fuels three main themes: In dealing with objectionable content like sex and violence, an important point is it is the context of the material that determines its status.


Book Review: Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa | Apologetics

This is a resource needed in your library to h This is a really great book that is a must-have in your library, especially if you are wanting to know about the worldviews in movies. In making a summary, the paper sought to illustrate the value of the book by discussing how the author explains the craft, the story and the worldview of various films.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Several times I wished that Godawa would have further expanded on a particular topic in his book rather than ask us to go to his site. For example, gratuitous violence celebrating a nihilistic worldview is much more offensive than the same violence depicted in a just war.

This is probably the best book that I have read on how to watch movies with your eyes wide open. Brian GodawaMoviesWorldviews.

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This chapter is one that a Christian might want to read carefully and perhaps revisit even after a first reading of the book. I think my favorite thing about this, or perhaps the most unexpected thing, is holluwood Godawa is really careful not to cast out films that have worldviews decidedly different from our own.

Two other criticisms are the inclusion of “director’s cut” notes throughout the book, which in reality was multiple promotions of his web site. Discover what to read next.

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment by Brian Godawa

It also follows that the secular world uses them to promote worldviesw different agenda. I esepcially appreciated the different charts that he laid out, including p.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Jul 20, Meredith added it. The author puts movies in a new Christian perspective.

This was very helpful.

wofldviews Whereas secularists might attempt to explain the biblical stories as merely one myth among many, Godawa, like C. See and discover other items: Everything we do in life effects us whether we know it or not and movies are no exception. We don’t need Bruce Almighty on the Christian team Tolkein are examples of Christians who write in the Romantic genre.


To that end, he lists some useful questions: A lot of helpful information. His sections on how Jesus has been presented in films over the years and gkdawa the Christian faith has been presented are excellent. Is this an educational approach to exposing evil?

Unfortunately, it is not worldvieqs clear who he expects his audience to be. This chapter is one that a Christian might want to read carefully and perhaps revisit even after a first reading of the book.

The most common worldviews communicated today are existentialism and postmodernism, though others are certainly present to varying degrees. Hollywodo also unpacks the different components of a story hero, adversary, character flaw, etcwith a special focus on the notion of redemption and the different ways it is portrayed in movies ex: Where would I get thoughtful reviews of movies?

He does an admirable hkllywood disecting movies–many of which were released in the past decade–and explaining the message that the producers are trying to convey. The resolution is the final element which shows the heroes redemption or, in some cases, tragic consequence.

Whether one is aware of it or not entertainment mediums are promoting a worldview. However, If you are looking to understand worldviews at a deeper level, you would be much better off to start with Nancy Pearcey’s “Saving Leonardo: He’s also influenced by Van Til’s Presuppositional apologetics another major plus! Focus on the Family also has a site devoted to films: I may not agree with every tiny aspect of Godawa’s take on certain movies, but he still gives really solid principles that each Christian should use like a ninja when they go to the theaters.

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