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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, December 01, 2006
Selling Out?
From the New York Times review of Nativity Story:

The challenge in producing a movie like this is to find enough conventional movie elements — suspense, realistic characters, convincing dialogue — without selling out the scriptural source. How do you make piety entertaining without seeming impious? A certain degree of kitsch is inevitable, and perhaps even desirable.

Obviously we have to really, really careful that we don't have too much truth in our movies...