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The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast

61 EpisodesProduced by Todd ShafferWebsite

In the 1930's Minister James K. Friedrich said, "The motion picture camera, like the printing press, is a gift from God. We can use it for God's purpose." The Ministry of Motion Pictures seeks to advance the Christian film movement by engaging with Christian filmmakers and examining the landscape of… read more


The New Hollywood Cinema of the 60's & 70's with Dr. Gary Bettinson

Dr. Gary Bettinson, a lecturer in film studies from Lancaster University in the UK is with me to talk about an era of film history that is often overlooked, especially by someone like me because -- this the era of cinema I grew up in. It's called the New Hollywood Cinema, and stretches from the late 60's into the 70's. These were the days before the age of the blockbuster, and it's a very interesting period that made significant contributions to the history of cinema. You might consider it to be the American response to the French New Wave. The key directors of the period include Sidney Lumet, Richard Donner, Arthur Penn, Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, and even George Lucas.

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