In a New Light: Spirituality and the Media Arts
By: Ron Austin (author)Paperback
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Hollywood, while embracing creativity, seems to be shutting out morality and community. Can those with a Christian perspective find anything of value in such an environment - or contribute anything worthwhile to it? Eying the landscape from an insider's perspective, Ron Austin answers a firm yes. Austin's "In a New Light" unpacks the spiritual principles underlying the art of film, including a historical survey of how cinematic art was shaped by the crisis of modernity. Austin goes a step beyond the now-popular course of critiquing current films from a Christian worldview, espousing that the key to confronting evil in the media arts lies in the Christian attitude toward suffering. Based on several years of Austin's filmmaking courses, "In a New Light" seeks ways to find common ground on which to build creative relationships. Austin's inside look will prove fascinating not only to students and practitioners of the media arts but to anyone interested in this aspect of popular culture.
Ron Austin has been a writer/producer in Hollywood for over forty years, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild, and has been honoured with lifetime achievement awards by the Writers Guild of America for his contributions to filmmaking. He has taught at several film schools worldwide, and written many articles on cinema.
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