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The Library of Congress has announced this year's additions to the National Film Registry. 25 “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant titles are added each year, under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act. The films must be at least 10 years old. The Librarian makes the annual registry selections after reviewing hundreds of titles nominated by the public and conferring ...
[caption id="attachment_31648" align="alignleft" width="202"] Copyright 2014 Twentieth Century Fox[/caption] The story of Exodus is central to three of the world's most significant religions and one of the Bible's most cinematic stories, with a flawed but charismatic hero and a stirring story of slaves seeking freedom. It has already been filmed at least eight times, from Veggie Tales' Moe ...
Happy holidays to one and all! Whatever you are celebrating at this time of year, these films will race your pulse, warm your heart, and delight any friends and family members lucky enough to receive them. For the lover of quirky indie romances : Musical Chairs , directed by "Desperately Seeking Susan's" Susan Seidelman, this is the story of Armando (E.J. Bonilla) from the Bronx and Mia (Leah ...
Copyright 2009 Columbia Pictures Costume designers are not a about pretty clothes or fashion. The one time Coco Chanel tried to design costumes for a film, her impeccable designs came across as flat and uninspired. Costumes are about creating the character and telling the story, just like every other artist contributing to the overall impact of a film. CBS Sunday Morning paid tribute to Ann ...
I’m reading a book about Albert Einstein, a fantastic bio written by Walter Isaacson. One of the things that strikes me about the man, beyond his brilliance, is the spirit of his times. In the early 1900s scientists were treated like rock stars. They were the celebrities. When Einstein visited New York in 1919, crowds greeted him and lined the streets cheering wildly, while photographers and repor ...
Jesus’ teaching on murder, referencing the 6 th of Moses’ Ten Commandments, was more than just a difficult standard to achieve. It demanded that his hearers view him as either God himself, or at the very least, as equal with God. In ancient days, all teachers of Scripture used “borrowed authority” as the means of justifying their teachings. Rabbis quoted the Law and the prophets, and cited estee ...
65th Annual Christopher Awards honoring positive media to be held tonight + "Moms' Night Out" connects with its audience
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." That's the motto of The Christophers , a Catholic organization founded in 1945 by a Maryknoll priest named Fr. James Keller. Keller believed that the power to positively shape the future lies within individual and that, in fact, God has given each individual a ...
Hag Sameach! Passover is not just about remembering the story of the Exodus from Egypt. It is about telling the story. The word "haggadah," the name of the book we read aloud every year at the meal (seder) to remember what happened and help make it real to us, means "story." Thousands of years before people talked about "learning styles," the seder included many different ways of telling the ...
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