Fanatical Literalism by Michael Chase Walker

Fanatical Literalism by Michael Chase Walker

I find the fanatical literalism demanded of filmmakers today (Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln) to be sadly ironic, stifling and dangerous. How is it we think little of injecting, legislating, and politicizing biblical fiction into our school curriculums, laws, and reproductive rights, while at the same time demand our movies be impeccable historical representations? Who are we as a society when we insist our art and fiction conform to fact, while upholding mythological figures, superstition and belief as the fulcrum of our society and culture?


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