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Doug Phillips (Speaker)
Geoff Botkin (Speaker)
Length: 76 minutes (1 track)
Size: 70.27 MB
Can the Western be Saved From the Hollywood Marxists? Geoff Botkin and Doug Phillips
For more than half a century, the Western film—the most quintessentially American film genre—has been manipulated and used to change the way we think about good and evil. The best known example of this is the Academy Award-winning film High Noon (1952). Directed by Fred Zimmerman—a man blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for alleged communist activities—High Noon was an allegory on McCarthyism. Since then, Hollywood has churned out film after film in the Western genre that has advanced a Marxist and nihilistic worldview. More recent examples include Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-winning film, Unforgiven, and last year's critically-acclaimed Western, 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe.
In this thought provoking message, film producers Doug Phillips and Geoff Botkin explore the battle for the Western in light of contemporary trends and historical realities. Presupposing the sufficiency of Scripture over every area of life, Doug and Geoff perform the an autopsy on the current state of the art and answer the basic question: Can the Western be rescued from Hollywood Marxists?