A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.-Orson Welles
Last week, I sort of introduced a touchy subject. Mostly, I tip-toed around it. This was partially because I didn’t want it to overwhelm the whole post, and partially because, well… it is a touchy subject.
What I’m talking about is Christian-made movies. For the sake of sounding more cultured and professional, though, today we will be using the term faith-based entertainment.
If readers need to be reminded of my stance on this wholesome breed of cinema, it is not a positive one. I have always been hesitant to admit this. I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, you know? So many people these days seem to take pleasure in trashing what others enjoy. I have no desire to be one of those people.
Instead of elaborating on this further myself, may I present the following:
It’s true that Hollwood cranks out a lot of garbage. Some of you find joy in movies made by those who share our faith. I get that. Those who enjoy faith-based entertainment are safe with me.
The trouble is, I don’t feel entirely at ease with them. How do you tell someone nicely that your taste is utterly and completely at odds with their own? I haven’t figured it out yet.
What I have discovered is a rather perfect video, made by a guy who explains his (and my) stance on Christian-made films with intelligence, common sense, and courtesy. I agree with him so much that, once again, I will hand the reins of explanation over.
If you share my distaste for faith-based entertainment, I hope this might prove a useful resource in the future. Instead of trying to politely define your opinion, you can do what I’ve done and simply direct your well-intentioned friend someplace else.
On an unrelated note, yes, this is the laziest post ever. But I paid WordPress extra for the privilege of embedding YouTube videos, and by gum, I’m gonna start taking advantage.