Film: Viewers get Beaned

Movie | British humor works on PBS, but not on the big screen
by Chris Stamper
Posted 11/29/97, 12:00 am

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Film: Who's the Designer?

Movie | Gattaca's utopian world of designer genes is still fallen
by Chris Stamper
Posted 11/15/97, 12:00 am

Imagine a futuristic place where all sexism, racism, and homophobia have been wiped out. Instead, everybody with a real job is a test-tube baby designed by a geneticist to have the perfect collection of Mommy and Daddy's genes. But the "love children" who are conceived the old-fashioned way are declared invalid and only serve menial functions in society. Instead of resumés, job seekers give blood samples, and potential husbands and wives exchange hair specimens.

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Video: A tale of three Janes

Video | Videos that censor Christianity from classic literature
by Pamela Johnson
Posted 11/08/97, 12:00 am

The wholehearted reception of several film versions of Jane Austen's novels has inspired Hollywood to pursue other stories of the same genre. Since it takes approximately two years to go from script to screen, it's not surprising that the next wave of 19th-century British romantics is flooding big and small screens alike.

This is a welcome development when these stories are imbued with the Christian worldview that permeates the original novels-but not when filmmakers censor the Christianity and contort the plots to reflect their own humanist worldview.

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