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RICHARD CORLISS ON AMERICAN FILMS

 

Richard Corliss, The Gospel According to Spider-Man (published in Signs of Life in the USA; Boston: Bedford/St. Martins; 2006;

pp. 427-430).

 

‘For decades, America has embraced a baffling contradiction.

The majority of its people are churchgoing Christians, many of them evangelical.

Yet its mainstream pop culture, especially film, is secular at best, often raw and irreligious. . . .

 

In the broadest sense, movies are getting more religious. . . . Hollywood doesn’t necessarily want to make Christian movies.

It wants to make movies Christians think are Christian.

Moviemakers are happy to be the money changers in the temple.’

 

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