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Cinema & the Arts as Sermons: What Distinguishes the Great Existential Films?

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

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What Distinguishes the Great Existential Films?

"About this video essay: One of my more personal videos, in which I discuss existential cinema, explore empty churches, reflect on my childhood, and contemplate the silence of God. Chapters 0:00 Prologue 0:27 Introduction to Existential Cinema 2:28 Cathedrals of the Senses 5:50 Cinematic Crises of Faith 8:18 A Secular Upbringing 10:34 Modern Stories 13:14 In Search of Silence 17:15 The Great Existential Films Further Reading: Like Stories of Old – The Complete Reading List: 10 Books that changed my life: 10 More books that inspired my thinking: My Camera Gear: Media included: A Hidden Life; Andrei Rublev; Ben-Hur; Blade Runner; Calvary; Diary of a Country Priest; Exodus Gods and Kings; First Reformed; God’s Not Dead; Ikiru; Kingdom of Heaven; Mary Magdalene; Midnight Mass; Noah; Silence; Spotlight; Stalker; Sunshine; The Greatest Story Ever Told; The Grey; The Leftovers; The Seventh Seal; The Tree of Life; True Detective; Winter Light Business inquiries: Say hi: Music: Dexter Britain – All Our Needs Davis Harwell – Enough (This One’s For Me) Hammock – Now and Not Yet Music licensed from Musicbed. Elevate your videos with record-label quality music here: Additional Music: Roseblue – A Love That Fades Steven O’Brien – Solemn Choral Piece No. 1 Dreyma Music – Nocturnal:" from video introduction.

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

In viewing ourselves, our humanity, made as it is in God's image a keen and objective observer cannot deny the metaphysical and the spiritual component of God's creation, no matter how hard they try.

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