Sunday, February 23, 2014

Can God Make It in Hollywood?

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From: barry levine 
Date: Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 9:08 AM
Subject: re: Can God Make It in Hollywood?
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To the Editor:
   Anyone proposing to bring God to the silver screen is obviously tempted to start with a best seller. The Mahabharata belongs to Bollywood and the Koran is widely considered to be off limits. That leaves the Bible. So special praise is due to Joseph Gordon Levitt who dared to wrap his debut film "Don Jon" around Martin Buber's "I and Thou".  This is religion as theme, not as plot-line. The metaphor for encountering the divine--ultimately face-to-face--is sex. Unsurprisingly, this was too subtle for American film critics.
Barry Haskell Levine

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