Sunday, February 24, 2013
Dead Blogging The Oscars
I just finished watching "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" on Blu ray, and I like it better now than when it premiered and 'just wasn't as good' as "Raiders". Compared to the tired and weak "Crystal Skulls" fourth entry, "Temple" is a masterwork of cinema, with more gross out humor than a Sam Raimi flick.
Speaking of Raimi, I am looking forward to his "Oz the Great and Powerful" next month-should be a great show.
Here and elsewhere you have seen the word 'cosmos' used to refer to the world system in which we exist which is in conflict with God.
Prime Example: if there were no worldly conflict with God, Christians would be the most beloved citizens of this planet as we are members of God's family. We are not beloved. Often we are not even tolerated.
So, this cosmos, this world which rejects God seeks to supplant Him with an array of Prominent Peoples, little gods who deign to walk among us...which brings us back to the Oscars, and the celebration of MAN's achievements.
Actors and film makers are idolized for their 'Art'? Why?
I love movies, and have quite a good collection...but I don't idolize any man or woman because I know that we are all dust.
I don't buy into the hype that movie stars are anything special. There are talented people with great gifts-for example, I consider Gabriela Montero a gifted pianist. I respect her art. But I don't idolize her-she's also just dust.
It's not just Hollywood. A Lithuanian friend once told me that Michael Jordan is more popular in his country than Jesus Christ. Lithuania is a predominantly Catholic country, so that was a bold statement.
Oh yes-the picture. One of my finest portraits. Everything was perfect a half a second before the shutter clicked. It's a fave.