Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cinematic Hermeneutics - Part I

Can one objectively determine 'the worldview' of a film? Two people watching the same film may 'objectively' come to differing conclusions. Who is right? Who is wrong? Or can one glean their own message from the film regardless of the filmmaker's intentions? Much like the study of Scripture, without an inductive method of study, we bring our own lenses to the interpretation of the text/celluloid before us and there are as many methods of film analysis as their are for textual analysis.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Alas, Poor TV, We Hardly Know Ye!

Why are 'good TV shows' becoming more numerous and frequent while the 'really great movies' are becoming harder to find? Awhile back, I played with a Facebook application that lets you pick your top five favorite movies of all time, top five TV shows of all time, etc., and I had a more difficult time thinking of movies that have made an impression on me than I did for TV.