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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:10 pm

My favorite is Last Temptation of Christ followed by John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness then mother!.
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Postby The Killer of Heroes » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:55 am

Last Temptation of Christ is great, though I think Scorsese's Silence might have it beat for me.

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Postby C.T.1290 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:29 pm

I remember watching the Prince of Egypt by Dreamworks pictures and thought that it’s a good film. It’s been a while since I’ve watched it, though.
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:57 pm

Would you think of Night on the Galactic Railroad as religious?
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:13 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Would you think of Night on the Galactic Railroad as religious?


Is it a religious experience, allegorical to religious characters, or about religion?
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:38 pm

Would you consider the Fast and the Furious films religious due to all the times Dom's cross comes into play as well as the amount of times they say the word "family"?
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:37 pm

View Original PostGus Hanson wrote:Would you consider the Fast and the Furious films religious due to all the times Dom's cross comes into play as well as the amount of times they say the word "family"?


Maybe? I mean is t he re religions that worship family? Is Dom a jesus?
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:49 pm

View Original PostChaddyManPrime wrote:
View Original PostGus Hanson#917890 wrote:Would you consider the Fast and the Furious films religious due to all the times Dom's cross comes into play as well as the amount of times they say the word "family"?


Maybe? I mean is t he re religions that worship family? Is Dom a jesus?

Dom played by Vin Diesel wears a cross that is special to him and he says that his friends are his family.

On another note, I could make the argument that for all the musicality of the Blues Brothers movies, they were films made with good intentions and tons of spiritualism abound. Who could ever forget Elwood's often quoted, "We're on a mission from God."
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Postby The Killer of Heroes » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:20 am

Man I don't even like the film and I'm legit disappointed none of you have yet said Dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc.

C'mon guys.

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:42 am

View Original PostThe Killer of Heroes wrote:Man I don't even like the film and I'm legit disappointed none of you have yet said Dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc.

C'mon guys.


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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:51 pm

I like to watch Bruce Almighty now and then, the initial ways the God powers were put to use I think are what anyone in that situation would use them for but the scene in the end where Bruce prays to God that Grace find someone that will love her the way he should've was immensely right in the feels.
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Postby Zusuchan » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:04 am

I don't consider films about religion as wonderfully intriguing as films about the faith that's so very much a necessity for religion and my favorite film about faith is probably Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice.

Edit: I haven't seen The Last Temptation of Christ or The Passion of Joan of Arc or Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew, granted, but considering how much I love Tarkovsky, I have a hard time seeing any of these films (or any others) overthrow his final masterpiece in terms of being great films about faith.

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Postby Gus Hanson » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:37 pm

One of my favorite religious cautionary tales is The Devil's Advocate. Also, I know we're only talking films but maybe we could consider Bible Black in the same category.
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Postby EvaChero » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:04 am

"Last Temptation..." is probably the King for me but there's nothing wrong with Charlie Heston and some "Ten Commandments"
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:27 pm

The Ten Commandments.

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Postby UrsusArctos » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:44 pm

^ Seriously, or because you enjoy watching Charlton Heston ham things up spectacularly?

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 pm

I just got done watching The Ten Commandments, actually. That's still probably one of the biggest film productions ever. Heston and the rest of the cast are larger than life in those films, and the rest of the production value on the film is there to match it.

A religious film I really like for its thematic elements is actually a low-budget movie called The Frame. It's got a very Twilight Zone feel to it, and I seriously spent about a month wondering if it was my favorite film of all time. It's really good.
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:I just got done watching The Ten Commandments, actually. That's still probably one of the biggest film productions ever. Heston and the rest of the cast are larger than life in those films, and the rest of the production value on the film is there to match it.

A religious film I really like for its thematic elements is actually a low-budget movie called The Frame. It's got a very Twilight Zone feel to it, and I seriously spent about a month wondering if it was my favorite film of all time. It's really good.


I watched it tonight too, heh. I love the sheer scale of it, but also the hyper-melodramatic stage style acting and totally different style of cinematography and direction. Directors are making spectacles now but they’re not the same. They don’t *embrace* spectacle the way this movie does, just showing it to us with an expansive style.

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Postby EvaChero » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:02 pm

View Original PostUrsusArctos wrote:^ Seriously, or because you enjoy watching Charlton Heston ham things up spectacularly?


Ahh it was a different time after all. Always had a soft spot for Heston IE Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green and of course the spectacular Omega Man.
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