The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Movie Thoughts
It the time of year again when (amongst other things) I think about how the life of Squanto would make a terrific movie. I know that a movie was made several years ago on him which I have not seen. (Sounds pretty mediocre.) The details of Squanto's life are a bit sketchy and some of it may be apocryphal. But considering that it involved kidnapping, life in a Portugese monestery, life in England, the loss of his family and village, and, eventually, helping the Pilgrims, such a movie could be pretty rich in its various emotions and textures. It is also an amazing story of providence, healing and Christian charity.

I also think that life of John Knox whould make a great movie.