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« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2016, 01:05:17 AM »
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  • One of my favourites for Australian bush humour and music is "On Our Selection", though I think some may have a problem with understanding the "lingo" and the accents.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed Red Dog, http://www.reddogmovie.com/ though I was disappointed that they changed the nationality of the main character in the book, apart from the dog of course, from a Kiwi to an American.

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    « Reply #61 on: November 17, 2016, 09:29:41 AM »
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    I saw the movie Amelie before I converted. I remember one scene where two unmarried people have sex in the bathroom of a public building and although you do not see them performing the act you hear them moaning like animals and it is supposed to be some sort of joke how everyone else hears them and knows what they are doing. The movie is trash.


    While these sorts of scenes are a good reason to avoid most movies, I don't think they're the #1 problem in modern movies.

    Sin happens and to give some indication that your character is sinning is not a bad thing. But, no matter if you throw in unnecessary noises/images or not, the absolute necessity of a good film is that the viewer leaves with an understanding that the action was WRONG. The character at minimum should be shown enduring the worldly sufferings that accompany sin.

    If the film shows no distinction between vice and virtue, it's trash.
    If the film distorts reality to suggest that sinful behavior is either neutral or good, it's also garbage.


    So, it took me a while to give the show a chance, but I had been hearing from more and more fairly reliable friends that it was good. I started watching (you are going to think I'm crazy--but it fits the criteria of making distinctions between vice and virtue) "The Walking Dead". Of course this show is only for adults and honestly I did not think I would like it (and I didn't like most of the first episode), but it's really good so far. I am up to episode 9.


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    « Reply #62 on: November 17, 2016, 10:33:58 AM »
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  • The impression I get is that every TV show or movie has to offer it's sacrifice to Satan. Somewhere in the movie, must be a flash of flesh, an innuendo, taking Our Lord's Holy Name in vain, a blasphemy or swearing.

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    Shin

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    « Reply #63 on: November 17, 2016, 04:12:01 PM »
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    The impression I get is that every TV show or movie has to offer it's sacrifice to Satan. Somewhere in the movie, must be a flash of flesh, an innuendo, taking Our Lord's Holy Name in vain, a blasphemy or swearing.



    Shin,
    That's a really good point. In this particular show they seem to use some of this to show the world but then they seem to use it to highlight the good in stark contrast with that.

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    « Reply #64 on: November 23, 2016, 08:23:18 AM »
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    Have you ever seen the old 1945 version of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"? I think you might like it based on your movie suggestions. (It's one of my favorites.)


    Yes I have seen that 1945 picture!  It was very good.  I read the book before my conversion and thought it good also but tried to read it again a few months ago and was appalled!  I know that the author was a homosexual but I didn't realize how "gay" the book was until I read it with my now spiritually open eyes.
    The movie did not impress me with that theme but since it was made in 1945, I don't believe that current running through the story would have been acceptable then.


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    « Reply #65 on: December 06, 2016, 11:17:31 AM »
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    Gabriella said:
    Have you ever seen the old 1945 version of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"? I think you might like it based on your movie suggestions. (It's one of my favorites.)


    Yes I have seen that 1945 picture!  It was very good.  I read the book before my conversion and thought it good also but tried to read it again a few months ago and was appalled!  I know that the author was a homosexual but I didn't realize how "gay" the book was until I read it with my now spiritually open eyes.
    The movie did not impress me with that theme but since it was made in 1945, I don't believe that current running through the story would have been acceptable then.


    Yes, that underlying theme runs through the movie for a reason--to oppose it. Did you also know that the author was also a long time admirer of Catholicism and died a good Catholic death:

    "In 1899 Wilde traveled in Europe, an exile. In 1900 he was briefly in Rome with his companion Robbie Ross. They attended Masses and papal audiences, and Wilde received a blessing from Leo XIII that, he thought, even had a physically curative effect on him. As he joked to Ross, he was "a violent Papist," but he left Rome as he had come, still an admirer of sacred art and sacred ritual, of piety and the papacy, but not yet a Catholic. His health deteriorating and his drinking excessive, Wilde left Rome for Paris, where the final scene of his long conversion would be played.

    On November 28,1900, as Wilde lay dying on his bed in Paris, Robbie Ross called in a priest, an English Passionist, Father Dunne. Wilde was given conditional Baptism and was anointed. For a short time he emerged from delirium into lucidity, and Father Dunne, examining him, was satisfied that Wilde freely desired reception into the Church. Wilde died a Catholic on November 30."

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    « Reply #66 on: May 16, 2017, 03:39:21 PM »
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  • I have enjoyed the old television series of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". It was produced at a time when there were still serious controls on television content and each episode was something of a morality play. At times, the anti-hero would be shown at the end of the episode getting away with the crime, but the concluding commentary of Hitchcock would go something to the effect that so and so was apprehended or met some fate that implied that the anti-hero received justice after all.

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    « Reply #67 on: June 19, 2017, 05:58:21 PM »
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  • We came across a very sweet OLD B&W movie about a priest and a con man; it is a story of redemption. Here's a clip:
    http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/316806/When-In-Rome-Movie-Clip-Father-Hooligan.html
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    « Reply #68 on: June 19, 2017, 07:06:46 PM »
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  • We came across a very sweet OLD B&W movie about a priest and a con man; it is a story of redemption. Here's a clip:
    http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/316806/When-In-Rome-Movie-Clip-Father-Hooligan.html
    Very good movie but not available on DVD.
    TCM runs it about every 4 or 5 years.
    The last time was in March and some here on Cathinfo watched it.
    https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/family-movie-when-in-rome-1952/msg545738/#msg545738
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    « Reply #69 on: June 25, 2017, 01:22:13 PM »
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  • Very good movie but not available on DVD.
    TCM runs it about every 4 or 5 years.
    The last time was in March and some here on Cathinfo watched it.
    https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/family-movie-when-in-rome-1952/msg545738/#msg545738
    We were thinking of recording it on VCR, and then going to Costco to have it copied to a DVD. Would that work?
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    « Reply #70 on: June 25, 2017, 05:38:10 PM »
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  • Yes it can be copied from VHS to DVD.  I copied it on VHS many years ago then to DVD when we got a new recorder.
    If Cosco can't do it PM me.
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    « Reply #71 on: June 28, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
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  • Maybe nature documentaries on Netflix? But then I suppose many have an evolutionary twist. If you search online you can find a list of codes for Netflix genres that don't ordinarily come up in the queue. I guess they have more to choose from than is offered at first glance. I try to choose from very old movies or historical documentaries. Modern movies are pretty much right out. Even the ones that seem like they will be innocent manage to sneak in innuendo that is unnecessary to the plot. And if your streaming service includes commercial interruptions, you can bet they will be immodest.

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    « Reply #72 on: June 28, 2017, 04:39:35 PM »
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  • Before I became more serious about my soul I watched some movies and tv shows that had peripheral sex and violence in them. I didn't enjoy those parts, but let them go by passively while waiting for the story-line to resume. I considered them a nuisance, sort of  a 'necessary evil' to enjoy the rest of the movie. Now I am utterly repulsed and ashamed that I sat through that garbage for the sake of enjoying the rest of the story. As I look back on it now, it was like 'slumming'.  

     

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