Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gospel According to Hollywood

As far back as I can remember, Easter weekend in my Toronto household has involved Mass, new white shoes for first my little sisters and now my little daughters, and a burnished, eyebrow-rippling Charlton Heston on our TV, solemnly hamming it up as Moses for hours on end. My wife, who grew up hundreds of miles away in Milwaukee, likewise remembers Mass, ham, and Bible movies as Eastertime staples. For the Bible has been a source for movies since the earliest days of cinema – adaptations of Christ’s passion, and of the stories of Salome and of the sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter were made in the early 1900s, while the earliest movies about the Ten Commandments and the Great Flood came out in the 1920s. Gospel According to Hollywood

Put Cameras in the Supreme Court Australia, Canada, and England all allow cameras in their high courts. So should the U.S. Gospel According to Villawood

"Supreme Court protects free speech selectively": Bob Egelko has this article in The San Francisco Chronicle