Random Factoid #347

10 07 2010

The Bible has a lot to teach us, but you might be interested to know that it can actually lend insights into cinema.

For instance, on my Wilderness trip, I read the entire book of James.  There’s a passage in that book, James 1:5-6, that really stuck out to me:

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Ever since I saw “Doubt” back in 2008, I wondered why John Patrick Shanley used the violent weather, particularly the wind, as a motif throughout the movie.  And now I know; it was a clever Biblical allusion.  At least that’s what I’m going to assume.


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10 07 2010
Encore Entertainment

Rewatching Doubt the other day I’m still really impressed with Amy Adams most, but I’ve come to love Viola Davis, too. Perhaps it was seeing her steal scenes in Knight & Day but I’m hoping this woman gets a successful film career.

10 07 2010
Marshall

Don’t know if I’d say Davis was a “scene stealer” in “Knight and Day,” but she sure was one of the few people we could take seriously.

And I think Adams should have won the Oscar for “Doubt.”

10 07 2010
Red

Hmm, nice catch Marshall.

All four major actors were very impressive in that movie.

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