The Lost Letters of Pergamum follows a collection of long distance letters between the Apostle Luke and Antipas, wealthy and powerful Roman living in Pergamum. Their correspondence mainly deals with Antipas’ reading of Luke’s manuscript (Luke’s manuscript is the gospel of Luke). Through their writings, Luke encourages Antipas in seeking out a group of Christians so that he can read Luke’s manuscript with them and see how Christians live out the teachings of Jesus. Finding this agreeable, Antipas and his prominent friend Rufinus went to the house of Kalandion where a group of prominent Roman Christians gathered. However, the Christians at Kalandion’s seemed more interested in the powerful miracles that Jesus could perform then the actual teachings
“Imaginary Witness” Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary directed by Daniel Anker that explore the treatment of the Holocaust in Hollywood film and how it dealt with the holocaust. The documentary starts with the 1920s talking about the lack for portrayal in Hollywood movies about the rising Nazi threat back and the uneasy relationship between the Hollywood studios, also to explore the history of the holocaust in Hollywood films. Moreover, there were some compelling portrayal of life under the Nazis and how it affected the Jews. It determinately split into two parts: how the Nazi Germany was presented on Hollywood screens before the war and how the Holocaust was depicted on Hollywood screen after the war. “Imaginary Witness” spends most of the time talking about the postwar transformation of the holocaust from something survivors never wanted to discuss. The film showed the interviews with Steven Spielberg, Sidney Lumet, and others. Daniel Anker’s fault Hollywood foregoing the holocaust during the war. The “Imaginary Witness,” Is a terrific
A christ figure will often perform actions that are considered miracles by those around him. The film Cool Hand Luke focuses on the titular character, Luke, a prisoner who refuses to conform to life in prison. Luke performs miracles on more than one occasion throughout the film. The first instance is when he fights fellow prisoner Dragline. Dragline continuously knocks Luke down, but he keeps standing up for more. Another instance is the bet Luke makes with the other prisoners. They bet him that he can not eat fifty hard-boiled eggs in one hour, believing it was impossible. Luke accepted their challenge and miraculously succeeded.
Freedom of poverty and individual rights ultimately what Mexican-American cultures strive to obtain in earlier times, according to Viramontes. Although this contains accuracy to an extent, today’s Hispanic American culture fight against stereotypes and hidden oppression of full individual rights. Remedification of potential and hard work is dismissed in this novel, due to Mexican-American’s job status and minimal education. This oppression often leaves Mexican-Americans to keep living in this lifestyle, obvlious to keep working and hopefully achieve grounds to move out of poverty. In the novel, Under the Feet of Jesus, Helena Maria Viramontes emphasizes the physical labor Estrella and her family go through, and how this work reshapes their
21. a) 250-375 CE. b) there are classical aspects like the detail in anatomy as shown on his face. The toga is also detailed with folds visible. c) it shows class and respect for Jesus by the Romans. 22. a) there is an understated nudity and detail in anatomy. b) it indicates the period
Blaxploitation films are a type of genre that I get a kick out of. They are wild, gritty, full of nudity, and beautiful women. The last movie that checked all those boxes off was Coffy, which also starred Pam Grier (Coffy Review). It was a film full of boobs, violence and jive talking dudes getting blasted away by the righteous Pam Grier. I was hoping that the tradition would continue with Sheba, Baby, but unfortunately, Pam Grier was at a point in her career where she wanted to broaden her acting abilities and refused to do the movie if there was any nudity. (That sound you're hearing is my heart breaking.) Due to those demands, Sheba, Baby comes off as a blaxploitation flick with hardly any violence, no nudity, and a light-hearted approach. It's not a bad film by any means, but rather a fun time waster, but a big part of me feels that it could have been so much more. Read on to see if you agree...
A disciple is a personal follower of Jesus during his life, especially one of the twelve Apostles. Henry Dumas experience as a Sunday school teacher allows him to be familiar with the bible. In Henry Dumas’s short story “Ark of Bones”, there are multiple biblical references to the bible. Headeye and Fish-hound are similar to Jesus and his disciples because of their relationship, journeys, and beliefs.
Mark’s Jesus is an enigmatic messiah. Jews would have expected a messiah to exhibit supernatural powers, possess a priestly command of divine word and law, and be vindicated by God, as is the case with Mark’s Jesus (Ehrman 104). Additionally, Mark’s first readers would have recognized it as a biography,
Jesus was very authoritative/stern and kind throughout all of Mark’s gospel. Him driving out demons in an authoritative way (pg. 1 paragraph 7, casting out demon) along with healing many people (pg. 2 paragraph 4, man with leprosy) show both these characteristics quiet well. At times, like when the Pharisees
The psychological thriller “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane is a perfect representation of early 60’s film noir for five main reasons. These include: lighting, Music and instrumentals, makeup, costumes and the acting and expression. These representations of film noir are also what make it more of a classic story.
Something the lord made is a movie depicts the tumultuous relationship of two leading pioneers in the field of surgery. The white surgeon Alfred Blalock and the black cardiac pioneer Vivian Thomas.Their partnership lasted for over thirty years and during that time important breakthroughs were made both in the field of medicine and in that of social equality in America.
As the name Cleopatra is widely known among us, how many of us truly knows the tale of her life besides the queen title and her great beauty? Joseph L. Mankiewics’s feast “Cleopatra” in 1963 may give you some ideas about the glamorous yet tragic life of the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. The film has succeeded in demonstrating many historical aspects, especially the mighty ambitious Cleopatra, yet still has some inaccuracies which all will now be discussed.
Finally, this last example of Christian life story taken from the film is representing most of the Christians reasons on believing Jesus Christ. Newsboys, the band that is part of the cast of the movie asked by a reporter how they can believe that God and Jesus are real. They answered that they believed because it gives them hope. Just like many Christians’ reason why they still believed in God and Jesus Christ in spite of their hardships is because by believing, it gives them hopes in life and motivation that after all these circumstances, there is a reward that awaits them in the kingdom of God.