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Offline St Ignatius

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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2016, 09:10:38 PM »
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  • Quote from: Centroamerica

    Can you get a Chesterton book on a netflix? I would recommend Orthodoxy. It's a good one.
    Kinda funny you ask if there was a Chesterton book on Netflix... I just learned that Chesterton ' s short stories of Fr Brown was put into a movie series in the 1950's. Probably not on Netflix though. I couldn't imagine appreciating Chesterton ' s works in a visual setting.

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    « Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 12:24:37 AM »
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    Thank you, although I cannot support FSSP if they compromise with the Novis Ordo and I am not Sedevacantist.

    If you are an SSPX supporter there isn't much there that I have found. There is more for the indult crowd and sedevacantists and a lot more for the resistance supporters, but very little for SSPX supporters. I think the SSPX must not allow their priests to post sermons online or something. I don't know why else there wouldn't be more of their sermons online since there are so many priests compared to the resistance and the sedevacantists yet there are so few SSPX youtube videos.


    I like things like this:
    when it comes to religious topics, but when I was starting this topic I wasn't necessarily looking for just religious topics. Originally I was posting regarding entertainment, but of course religious subject matter is great when it's good.


    lol.  It wasn't a trick question :)

    You won't find anything like that on Netflix, I'm afraid.

    Netflix's streaming library has become of considerably low quality over the last few years, so there aren't many titles that I'd recommend unconditionally.  But I have a knack for recommending things to people (or so I'm told) based on their tastes.  

    What sort of genres/themes to you enjoy?  What are you favorite movies to date?  And are you married/would you be watching with your husband/children/etc.?
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    « Reply #17 on: October 28, 2016, 12:58:59 AM »
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  • Quote from: Miseremini
    If you're looking for entertainment there are a lot of good old movies from the 1930's and many have a good moral in them.
    If you're strong in your faith you will see the moral in these stories.
    Back then they were making movies that told a story and all without sex and shock value.

    Some good ones are;

    First Legion(Jesuits)-Charles Boyer
    Andy Hardy movies-Mickey Roon ey
    Green Dolphin Street- Donna Reed
    Picture of Dorian Gray
    Friedly Persuasion - Jimmy Stewart
    Yours Mine and Ours= Lucille Ball
    Yankee Doodle Dandy-James Cagney
    3 Godfathers-John Wayne
    By Dawn's Early Light (Teens) Richard Crenna
    Count of Monty Cristo
    Young Tom Edison - Mickey Rooney
    Fighting Sullivans- Anne Baxter
    The Hawaiians- Charlton Heston
    Shop Around the Corner-James Stewart
    Kings Row-Ronald Reagan
    Knute Rockne All American-Pat O'Brien
    San Francisco-Clark Gable

    The list goes on and on
    Check them out on Youtube

    And of course there are many religious movies as well.


    Nice, The old version of The Picture of Dorian Gray is actually a favorite of mine! Thanks for the list.

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    « Reply #18 on: October 28, 2016, 01:06:01 AM »
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  • I usually don't like religious movies...because many don't do the subject matter any kind of justice but there is a miniseries of the life of St. Teresa of Avila that was really good. I think it was originally through PBS, but I saw it through Netflix.

    I do watch plenty of modern movies though too.

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    « Reply #19 on: October 28, 2016, 01:34:38 AM »
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  • Quote from: Gabriella
    I usually don't like religious movies...because many don't do the subject matter any kind of justice but there is a miniseries of the life of St. Teresa of Avila that was really good. I think it was originally through PBS, but I saw it through Netflix.

    I do watch plenty of modern movies though too.


    I don't think it's on there any more, but if it ever comes back, check out the BBC Miniseries of Brideshead Revisted with Jeremy Irons.
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    « Reply #20 on: October 28, 2016, 02:20:55 PM »
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    Thank you, although I cannot support FSSP if they compromise with the Novis Ordo and I am not Sedevacantist.

    If you are an SSPX supporter there isn't much there that I have found. There is more for the indult crowd and sedevacantists and a lot more for the resistance supporters, but very little for SSPX supporters. I think the SSPX must not allow their priests to post sermons online or something. I don't know why else there wouldn't be more of their sermons online since there are so many priests compared to the resistance and the sedevacantists yet there are so few SSPX youtube videos.


    I like things like this:
    when it comes to religious topics, but when I was starting this topic I wasn't necessarily looking for just religious topics. Originally I was posting regarding entertainment, but of course religious subject matter is great when it's good.


    lol.  It wasn't a trick question :)

    You won't find anything like that on Netflix, I'm afraid.

    Netflix's streaming library has become of considerably low quality over the last few years, so there aren't many titles that I'd recommend unconditionally.  But I have a knack for recommending things to people (or so I'm told) based on their tastes.  

    What sort of genres/themes to you enjoy?  What are you favorite movies to date?  And are you married/would you be watching with your husband/children/etc.?


    I like movies that are deep and make you think or at least have well developed characters. I like Amelie, The Lord of the Rings Movies, The Picture of Dorian Gray, I thought Napoleon Dynamite was funny, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Little Women...
    I am not married.

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    « Reply #21 on: October 28, 2016, 02:23:16 PM »
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    Quote from: Gabriella
    I usually don't like religious movies...because many don't do the subject matter any kind of justice but there is a miniseries of the life of St. Teresa of Avila that was really good. I think it was originally through PBS, but I saw it through Netflix.

    I do watch plenty of modern movies though too.


    I don't think it's on there any more, but if it ever comes back, check out the BBC Miniseries of Brideshead Revisted with Jeremy Irons.


    Okay, thanks for the suggestion.

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    « Reply #22 on: October 28, 2016, 09:12:02 PM »
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  • Murder in the Cathedral

    about St. Thomas Becket (c.1120 - 1170)
    Chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury

    Thomas Becket was the son of a prosperous London merchant. He was well educated and quickly became an agent to Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent him on several missions to Rome. Becket's talents were noticed by Henry II, who made him his chancellor and the two became close friends. When Theobald died in 1161, Henry made Becket archbishop. Becket transformed himself from a pleasure-loving courtier into a serious, simply-dressed cleric.

    The king and the archbishop's friendship was put under strain when it became clear that Becket would stand up for the church in its disagreements with the king. In 1164, realising the extent of Henry's displeasure, Becket fled into exile in France, and remained in exile for several years. He returned in 1170.

    On the 29 December 1170, four knights, believing the king wanted Becket out of the way, confronted and murdered Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.

    Becket was made a saint in 1173 and his shrine in Canterbury Cathedral became an important focus for pilgrimage.


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    « Reply #23 on: October 28, 2016, 09:30:29 PM »
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  • Marcelino Pane e Vino (Marcelino, bread and wine) a 1955 Spanish film directed by Ladislao Vajda. Our copy has Italian subtitles. Based it on a novel by José Maria Sanchez-Silva. The story, revised and modernised in both the book and film, dates back to a medieval legend. Marcelino is an orphan abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery. The monks raise the child, and Marcelino grows into a spirited young boy. I don't know if you can get it with English subtitles but it is a beautiful and moving story.


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    « Reply #24 on: October 29, 2016, 09:36:20 AM »
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  • I love movies.  I especially love the "historical" costume fests which are usually very inaccurate but enjoyable.

    Anne of the 1000 days / Richard Burton
    Becket - Richard Burton again. (awesome actor)
    Elizabeth - Cate Blanchett (worse inaccuracies ever but a feast for the eyes)
    George Wallace - Gary Sinese
    Pride and Prejudice - Keira Knightley
    Greater Glory - Andy Garcia
    The Scarlett and the Black - Gregory Peck
    Joan of Arc - Helene Falconetti
    Disney's A Christmas Carol - best ever for accuracy to the Dickens story

    I too am unmarried plus I work full time still so I really enjoy watching a movie in my down time.  I read a lot also; mainly the same subject matter, history.

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    « Reply #25 on: October 29, 2016, 01:49:57 PM »
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  • One of my all time favourites for pure relaxing entertainment is the 1952 movie
    When in Rome starring Van Johnson as the priest and Paul Douglas as the convict. A real family movie.

    TCM runs this movie every once in a while in the summer.  It's not on DVD so watch for it.  Below is a 2 min clip.

    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]



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    « Reply #26 on: October 31, 2016, 02:02:27 AM »
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    What Netflix recommendations do you have?




    Honestly Netflix is a heaping pile of cyber garbage with a few choice pickings for those with a subscription and nothing better to do. You'd be better off canceling your membership and buying nothing but yarn. But if you're stuck there are a few interesting films like Beasts of No Nation. Other flicks loosely based off of real events. But seriously it isn't worth the cash, you should dump it first opportunity.
    "The things that we love tell us who we are" - Thomas Aquinas

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    « Reply #27 on: October 31, 2016, 02:22:43 PM »
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    Every film thread makes me shudder since so many people really don't care or understand these things; but understand this, it is not lawful for any person to just watch anything.



    Well, I am a person who both "cares" and "understands".  I am very strong in my faith, am older than most people on line, certainly have no children in my home and DO NOT "just watch anything".  Therefore, I watch and will continue to watch whatever I am interested in seeing.  
    Thanks anyway for the lecture.

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    « Reply #28 on: October 31, 2016, 08:02:32 PM »
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    I posted the wrong URL, this is the link to the first page:

    I saw your thread on Suscipe Domine. I was surprised to see someone with your opinions on that forum. I appreciate your posts, but I think if you saw the Ozu movies I recommended you might find fault with them too. Because even though the women in those movies are dressed modestly (especially by today's standards), many of them are beautiful and they do wear makeup in the movie, and there are also some scenes with drinking, and there are immoral characters in his movies etc. I hope it is not sinful to watch those movies that I recomended.

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    « Reply #29 on: November 01, 2016, 11:01:12 AM »
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    Women should avoid using make up, as all the saints teaches and all private revelations teaches. I know people disagree, but then they disagree with all the saints and all private revelations that has spoken on this topic (and there are many).

    I believe it is better for women to not wear makeup but I wonder if it as a sin. If it is then we should never watch any movies because in pretty much every movie the actors wear makeup. I have read quotes from saints that have opposed makeup but I have also read quotes from other saints that it is okay for women to wear makeup under certain conditions. The further you go back in time the more opposed to wearing makeup the saints seemed to be. I almost never watch movies anymore myself, even old ones and ones that I know are safe to watch, because I don't think watching movies will help me achieve my salvation.

    I am not as strict as you are while using the internet. I do not block all images on the internet and only listen to audio on youtube videos. I mostly go to Catholic websites which don't have any sinful images but every once in a while when I am getting secular news I may come across an immodest image. When that happens I look away just like I do when I go out of the house. I have to leave the house almost every day and the immodestly dressed women are everywhere so it is almost impossible to not see them. And on youtube I mostly watch religious videos so it is very rare for there to be any immodesty. But a few times I have seen immodesty in the youtube videos and when that happened I scrolled down so I could not see the video and listened to the rest without seeing the video.

     

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