Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Bible Buzz
Here's an interesting UK Guardian article for any readers interested in Christian (or Christian-themed) films. There's been a conspicuous amount of Bible-based projects creating buzz in Hollywood. The article and the various filmmakers it cites speculate as to why Hollywood is turning to the Bible for source material.
I found a couple of quotes by Norman Stone particularly encouraging, considering our approach to THE SONG:
"Even in their half-remembered context, these stories resonate on a deeper level. You can't say all we are is a bunch of atoms. We don't feel that that sums us up. We wonder about why we're here – but films haven't addressed that question for a while."
"A literal approach to history and historical characters will miss the audience. A more dramatic, genre-driven approach is now the norm."