Archive for May 16th, 2011

War Porn

Seducing the media: Warrior Pundits and War Pornographers by Tom Engelhardt — Antiwar.com.

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If we are called to be co-creators with God, then animation is perhaps the highest of arts. Moving images, complete with sound: what could more clearly proximate Creation?

And so, when I saw the trailer to The Illusionist, a year or so ago, I began the quest to see it. I called all the local video stores, to no avail. I tried the interlibrary loan website, again to no avail. I tried Netflix, and joined a long waiting list.

Then my bride, by chance, found it at a local Redbox DVD kiosk, of all things (generally only mainstream fare can be found in such a venue).

It is indeed visually stunning, painterly in its art. I highly recommend it, if you can find it that is….

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On the Church in Ethiopia:    http://www.zenit.org/article-32585?l=english

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