Friday, May 30, 2003

The Message of Bruce Almighty

Director Tom Shadyac has a solid grasp of what he’s doing as a filmmaker if this interview is any indication. “We are telling a parable here.” “You know, we don’t start with perfect people in movies. We start with imperfect people, and then they have to go on a journey. . . . I think it’s important to embrace the whole of humanity, and to say we are imperfect.” Also good stuff on interpretation of texts: “By the standards of most Christians today you could not read your Bible” (“The Message of Bruce Almighty,” Catholic Exchange, May 2, 2003). Remarkably revealing. Not to be missed—particularly by Christians of any stripe.

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