Moving on with stories

In 2014, the Archbishop signaled hope for the world and stories of good news as one of the contributors. Stories could contribute to healing the world, he said. It has all to do with “natural theology” he told me, as the final film in The Hobbit was released. Here was what he said about natural theology and stories in 2014:

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Minister draws a line on Apocalypse Now

The Archbishop disagreed with film critic Roger Ebert’s comment about The Return of the King, in 2003. Ebert said Return of the King did not have the weight of a masterpiece like Apocalypse Now. Here is what the Archbishop said in defense of Return of the King and The Lord of the Rings:

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If Allegro Non Troppo was a film to see in 1979, but was released in Italy in 1976 and the rest of the world later, then another film seen in 1979 was, among a few others, Apocalypse Now (1979).

Forget Agatha, Airport ’79-The Concorde and The Amityville Horror. Some were a bit kind to Animalympics, but co-winner of the Cannes Film Festival Best Film award (in 1979), Apocalypse Now! is a stand out of cinema and perhaps the definitive war film from the 1970’s (not recommended for instances of violence, language, and nudity, though…just so that you know what to expect)—

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