Violent Films and Catholic Audiences


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"Even when they explore the darkest depths of the soul or the most unsettling aspects of evil, artists give voice in a way to the universal desire for redemption"

In this episode we look at the approaches Catholics and Christians can have in encountering evil and violence in film.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Phoebe Watson

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Works and Authors mentioned:

Christians and Movies: The Danger Within, Not Without - Patheos

"No Movies Please, We’re Catholic" - National Catholic Register

Why Do People like Violent Movies - Psychcentral

Faith and Film Criticism: The Challenge of the Catholic Critic - Decent Films

Inter Mirifica

What is Wrong with Movie Violence? - LA Review of Books

Painfotainment - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Experiencing Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” - JStor

A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor and the Violence of Christianity - Word on Fire

Passion Confessions

Christian Art and the Use of Violence - The Common Vision

The Scandal of Forgiveness in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Movies Discussed:

The Passion of the Christ

Mad Max: Fury Road

Hacksaw Ridge

You Were Never Really Here

Requiem For a Dream

Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri

What We’re Enjoying at the Moment

Phoebe: Holy Week Liturgies

Rachel: Guys and Dolls, War Horse (Play)

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