Theatrical Peformance: “Newsies the Musical”

Disney’s Newsies – Chanhassen Dinner Theatres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vNEdTA0v_I

What is Disney’s NEWSIES? | Chanhassen Dinner Theatres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9nbqzESKg

-Interviews

‘Newsies’ Begins at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Hosting ‘Newsies’ Through September

Film

Newsies Broadway Movie: ‘The Making Of’ Fan Film

True Story

Newsies: the real story | Calling Extra callingextra.com

“..The major differences between the movie and the acutal events have much to do with the basis of Hollywood movie-making and I do not fault the screenwriters or producers in their modification.

Below are a few false portrayals of the history and some clarification:

1. Jack Kelly was not the leader of the strike – and falsely, as other websites and books report who relate the real history of the newsboys strike, Kid Blink wasn’t either. There was a “Jack” Sullivan and he is mentioned in one newspaper as someone who spoke before the crowd and ignited the newsies to strike. But reporting of him stops there. Kid Blink, an Irish newsboy of fifteen who was blind in one eye, is peppered throughout the papers with rousing speeches. There’s no description that he wore an eye-patch, despite how he is portrayed in my novel as well as in Newsies…”

Newsies | Based on a True Story – YouTube

A historical exploration of “Newsies” the musical Lily Dodd, Staff Writer June 4, 2015 • 4,204 views urbanlegendnews.org
“…The true fact is that Newsies is based on the 1899 Newsboys’ Revolution, which was triggered by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst’s decision to raise the prices of their papers, The Evening World and the New York Evening Journal (which the newsies had to buy in order to sell). The protest was semi-violent, brief, and openly mocked by the New York Times, which delighted in poking fun at the the newsies’ uncouth manner of speaking. It was also completely successful…”

NEWSIES THE MOVIE: IS IT HISTORICALLY ACCURATE? January 19, 2014
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“.. When Disney created the movie based on a true story of course certain facts would have to be left out as it is with any movie. How accurate is Newsies though? Were they able to keep to the basic premise and slip some clever details in or were they completely off the mark? First, let’s look at the characters themselves. Was there really a boy named Jack Kelly that led the newsies to strike along with his friend David Jacobs and went by Cowboy and wanted to move out to Sante Fe, New Mexico?
..”

Newsies: a powerful and surprising call to arms in the age of Trump theguardian.com

“..All the newsboys want is fair recompense for hard work – and if boys selling “papes” on street corners are too difficult to relate to in 2017, there are plenty of examples of exploitation among the youth, new citizens and the broader working class to inspire empathy in contemporary audiences. Think of employees suffering in major fast food chains, afraid to speak out in case they lose their livelihoods, or prisoners whose labour yields them as little as 17 cents an hour.

..”

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Spotlight Sitcom: “Little House on the Prairie”

  • Little House on the Prairie TV-PG | 1h | Drama, Family, Romance | TV Series (1974–1983) imdb.com

    Sal: I remember sharing in kindergarten class during “Share & Tell” that this was my favorite show to watch back in the days. I can’t remember when I stopped watching this show, but I do remember watching many shows on t.v.

    Little House on the Pairie Theme Song

    Episodes

    List of Little House on the Prairie episodes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..The following is a list of episodes for the television show Little House on the Prairie, an American Western drama about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota from the 1870s to the 1890s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of Little House books.

    The regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982.

    The majority of the episodes run approximately 50 minutes (not counting commercials, they have since been edited for syndication to accommodate more commercial time). Expanded episodes (90 minutes to 2 hours) have been indicated as such; many of these may not currently be shown in determined areas due to their length. ..”

    Pilot

    Little House on the Prairie – Episode Guide – Season 1 littlehouseontheprairie.com
    ‘…For the first time since their original TV broadcast, all 24 season 1 episodes are now presented complete and uncut, and newly restored and remastered for optimal picture and sound quality! In this ultimate season 1 episode guide, you’ll relive all of the heartwarming adventures and learn some new facts along the way. Some of our favorite facts and tidbits came from Alison Arngrim’s autobiography and Melissa Gilbert’s memoir.

    Below is a complete index with links to the Pilot Movie and Season One episodes:..”

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part2) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part4) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot Deleted Scene

    Season 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 A Harvest of Friends Preview Little House on the …

    Season 1 Episode 2 – Country Girls Preview – Little House … – YouTube

    Little house on the prairie season 1 – YouTube

    Season 1 Episode 8 Ma’s Holiday Preview Little House on the Prairie

    Little House on the Prairie Season 1 Episode 14 The Lord is my Shepherd part 2

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 1

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 2

    Little House On The Prairie — Season One Deluxe … – YouTube

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt3

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt4

    *see How can we hear from God “clearer”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt5

    Behind the Scenes

    Little House On The Prairie – Behind The Scenes !

    filming Little House

    Little House on the Prairie – Outtakes

    (documentary) Little House on the Prairie: The American Dream by Elliot Robinson

    Interviews

    interview andrew garvey patrick labyorteaux VOSTFR

    interview matthew labyorteaux albert ingalls VOSTFR

    interview reverand alden dabbs greer VOSTFR

    Merlin Olsen Little House Interview

    Merlin Olsen (1940–2010) imdb.com
    “Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio » ..”

    Merlin Olsen – Player BIO | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site profootballhof.com
    “..As a rookie Olsen was voted into the Pro Bowl. And in the winters that followed they never played a Pro Bowl without him for 14 consecutive years. Ten times he was selected a first- or second-team All-Pro. Merlin came to the Rams as one of their two first round draft choices in 1962…”

    Katherine MacGregor Little House interview Pt. 1

    interview nels oleson richard bull VOSTFR

    interview nellie oleson alison arngrim VOSTFR

    Alison Arngrim Reveals ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Secrets | Megyn Kelly TODAY

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1 imdb.com

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 2

    interview almanzo wilder dean bulter VOSTFR

    interview caroline ingalls karen grassle 1ere part VOSTFR

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR 3emes part

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR derniere part

    Michael Landon
    Biography
    imdb.com
    “.. Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey…”
    Michael Landon
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.[2][3] His parents were Peggy (née O’Neill; a dancer and comedian) and Eli Maurice Orowitz. His father was Jewish.[4] Eugene was the Orowitz family’s second child; their daughter, Evelyn, was born three years earlier, in 1933. In 1941, when Landon was four years old, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey. He attended and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom. His family recalls that Landon “went through a lot of hassle studying for the big event, which included bicycling to a nearby town every day to learn how to read Hebrew and do the praying.”[5] He attended Collingswood High School.[2] ..”

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Jul 24 1981

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Mar 10 1989

    What Happened to Michael Landon?

    Michael Landon Tribute 1991 Part 1

    Remembering the Last Farewell, part 1

    The Little House on the Prairie reunion 2005 (Tombstone) 1

    Little House on the Prairie Today Show Reunion April 30 2014

    Little House Stars and Guest Stars

    Little House on the Prairie
    Published on Mar 11, 2015
    “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed “Little House” books to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Step further into Laura’s world with 35 minutes of bonus features and travel behind the scenes with director Dean Butler to experience the making of “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder”. Available on DVD on Amazon.com.

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder Tribute ( Little House on the Prairie TV Show Theme Song)

    Walnut Grove Then & Now

    Real Ingalls Family

    The Real “Little House on the Prairie” Family – YouTube

    About The Ingalls Family by Sarah S. Uthoff 111 Comments littlehouseontheprairie.com
    “..Charles Phillip Ingalls or “Pa” (1836-1902)

    Charles had a wandering foot in all his various incarnations. In real life his family had long been farmers, moving several times while he was growing up in search of a better chance. Charles followed this same pattern with his own family after marrying Caroline Quiner, always in search of better financial opportunities, specifically a successful wheat farm. After many moves and attempts, with his family’s help Charles proved up his homestead, but due to health issues he retired from farming almost immediately afterward. Together Charles and Caroline built up one final home in De Smet, South Dakota. It’s known in Laura circles as the Third Street House and is where Charles and Caroline spent the rest of their respective lives…”

    “..Laura was both a pioneer and an author. She helped her family create a homestead, worked as a seamstress and taught school before marrying Almanzo James Wilder. They set out to build their own farm. They had several failed attempts before finally making a last fresh start in Mansfield, Missouri. They were able to improve their farm slowly until they had a modestly successful farm of over 200 acres. Laura’s work sharing information to improve farm life led to a semi-regular career writing mostly magazine articles for the Missouri Ruralist. Her own ambitions and her daughter Rose’s prodding led her to write and publish a fictionalized account of her childhood in the Little House books. The process of creating the series and later answering her fan mail would be her big project for the rest of her life…”

    The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder – Behind The Scenes

    Laura Ingalls Wilder LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Bio | Almanzo Wilder | Rose Wilder Lane

    Lake City

    Walnut Grove

    Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum walnutgrove.org

    ” Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls Family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum’s collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series:..”


    Laura Ingalls Wilder – Walnut Grove, MN – YouTube

    Walnut Grove, MN: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum part 1, Video 8

    Book

    The gritty true story behind ‘Little House on the Prairie’ businessinsider.com
    “.. Since then, this first-hand account of life in the US in the 19th century has become a surprise publishing hit in the US. ..”

    -Pepin Wisconsin

    Little House on the Prairie Audiobook – YouTube

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  • Neutral Perspective: Should or shouldn’t Businesses have the “right” to refuse serving “particular groups” ?

    The Right To Refuse Service? Businesses and Discrimination Louis Marlin — February 4, 2014 business2community.com
    “..Restaurants and stores qualify as “public accommodations” even if they’re a private business. As such, discrimination laws apply just as much on private property and to private businesses as they do in any public place.

    Whether you post a sign or not, businesses never have the right to refuse or turn away customers because of their race, gender, age, nationality or religion. In addition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, several states have their own civil rights legislation designed to prevent discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act also prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, making it illegal to refuse service to individuals who are disabled or handicapped…

    ..there are some valid reasons for asking customers to leave. Individuals or groups who are causing trouble or being disruptive may be asked to leave, while restaurants or other businesses with a capacity limit can turn away customers to prevent this limit from being exceeded. Businesses can also refuse service to those who come in just before closing time or to those who are not making any purchases during their visit. There are various other examples – the key thing to note is that in each example, the decision to refuse service is not arbitrary or based upon an individual’s specific characteristics. Declining to serve someone has to be reasonable and justifiable. If customers are not properly dressed, you can ask that they leave, but if a person is wearing reasonable religious apparel and you dislike their beliefs, you can’t use that as an excuse to send them on their way. If ..”

    “RIGHT” to Refuse

    Homosexuality


    ‘I Have the Right to Refuse Service’: Restaurant Owner Turns Away Group After He Learns What They Advocate
    Becket Adams Feb 8, 2013 4:04 pm theblaze.com/
    “..Fowler claims Sisters Gourmet Bistro in Van Buren, Ark., cancelled their reservations after its owner discovered what the group stood for.

    “I called them and told them that I — we’re not going to have that at Sisters, we had no plans for that and there were no reservations to hold any kind of fundraiser or anything like that,” said owner Richard Hodo.

    “I told them that I do not support their cause, that if they want to do that that’s their business. I do not care, but I don’t support their lifestyle and their cause,” he added.

    Hodo told an organizer with the River Valley Equality Center that he runs a private business and that he reserves the right to deny any group or person service — whether that means saying “no” to white supremacists or a gay rights group…”

    CMV: Business owners should have the right to refuse service whatever the reason. reddit.com

    Dave Rubin Argues For ‘Freedom’ Of Baker Refusing To Make Gay Wedding Cake

    Yes, Of Course A Business Owner Should Have The Right To Refuse Service To Gay People
    By Matt Walsh, February 27th 2014 thoughtcatalog.com
    “..Late last week, Michael Brown and 24 of his friends and family met at a Charleston, South Carolina restaurant for a farewell party for his cousin. After waiting about two hours for a table, a shift manager at the Wild Wing Cafe told the party to leave. Did I mention these folks were black? Oh, well, they were black. And why weren’t they getting seated?

    According to the shift manager, it was because a white patron felt “threatened” by the group, and the manager felt obliged to respect this woman’s delusion by keeping the black diners waiting in the lobby before ultimately kicking them out…”

    Political Beliefs

    Red Hen owner resigns from Virginia business group after booting Sarah Sanders from restaurant Fox News Tue, Jun 26 8:30 PM CDT yahoo.com

    ‘Red Hen’ Owner Who Booted Sarah Sanders Just Got Nasty Taste Of Her Own Medicine

    “..On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her extended family members, many of whom are liberals, were forced out of the Red Hen eatery in Lexington, Virginia, by co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson. Although the party politely obliged the indignant staffers, Wilkinson proceeded to gather her comrades and stalk Sanders’ family at another restaurant, screaming insults and demanding they leave. ..”
    Red Hen restaurants around the world are getting blamed for kicking out Sarah Sanders By Adi Robertson and Makena Kelly Jun 26, 2018, 10:30am EDT theverge.com
    “..A Red Hen in Swedesboro, New Jersey, (motto: “deliciously simple food”) posted an exasperated note after receiving hundreds of phone calls about the incident. An unrelated restaurant in Connecticut pleaded with angry Facebook users: “People! PLEASE. Do not react before you know which FB page to which you are posting.” Across the border in Ontario, Canada, the Olde Red Hen’s owners were condemned as “liberal trash.” No restaurant was remote enough to escape the ire — not even the Little Red Hen in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, which was called out for 86-ing “one of the finest woman in this country.”..”

    “Racism”

    South Carolina Restaurant Refuses To Serve Black Patrons — Denny’s Redux By Joe Patrice Aug 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM abovethelaw.com

    NEUTRAL

    Homosexuality

    Should Christian Bakers Be Allowed to Refuse Wedding Cakes to Gays? Feb 25, 2014 theatlantic.com
    The thorny intersection of anti-discrimination law and freedom of conscience
    Conor Friedersdorf

    Americans split over whether businesses must serve same-sex couples By Michael Lipka pewresearch.org
    “..A Pew Research Center survey last year found a U.S. public divided over these types of issues. The survey asked Americans whether businesses that provide wedding services should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples on religious grounds, or whether they should be required to provide services. Roughly equal shares of U.S. adults answered the question each way, with 49% saying businesses should be required to serve same-sex weddings, and 47% saying businesses should be permitted to refuse service due to religious objections…”

    Political Beliefs

    Protesters gather outside the Red Hen in Lexington
    By Siobhan McGirl | Posted: Wed 1:27 AM, Jun 27, 2018 | wdbj7.com
    “..People with different opinions gathered outside Tuesday. Some held President Trump signs, speaking out against the restaurant’s actions.

    “Because I’m very upset by somebody being kicked out of a restaurant in Lexington- this is not us,” said Mary Harvey-Halseth.

    Others, traveled to the area hoping to eat at the restaurant and show support. ..”

    “Shouldn’t Refuse

    Political Beliefs

    Why Sarah Sanders shouldn’t have been kicked out of that Virginia restaurant By Karin Klein Special to The Sacramento Bee June 24, 2018 01:15 PM sacbee.com
    “…When Sanders wants to buy underpants, she should be allowed to, even if the owner of the lingerie shop hates everything about her. A gay couple should be able to check into any hotel. The head of Planned Parenthood should be able to order dinner in a restaurant where the owner feels that abortion amounts to the horrific killing of innocent babies.
    ..”

    How can performers refuse to perform at Trump’s inauguration? How is a performer refusing to do their act for Trump’s inauguration different from the recent case of the bakers who were fined for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? Katie Anne Holton, I’ve been a political junky since watching the Watergate hearings as a child.
    Updated Jan 19 2017 · quora.com
    “..Anti-discrimination laws apply based on specific criteria, such as race, religion, ethnicity, disability, and in some states, sexual orientation and gender identity. Political principles are not covered under anti-discrimination laws. It is perfectly legal for a bar to choose not to serve beer to libertarians, the National Rifle Association, the Democratic National Committee, or the fans of the incoming President of the United States. Right or wrong, Oompa Loompas are not part of a protected class…”

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    Movies: “Faith-Based” Impact?

    I Can Only Imagine | Official Trailer | March 16th – YouTube

    I Can Only Imagine
    Published on Jan 9, 2018
    I Can Only Imagine: Official Trailer
    In Theaters March 16
    http://icanonlyimagine.com

    It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. “

    Stop calling Christian movies’ success a ‘surprise’ Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY Published 12:34 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 5:25 p.m. ET March 29, 2018 usatoday.com
    “..That’s not to say every religious movie is a success right out of the gate. Paul, Apostle of Christ starring The Passion of the Christ’s Jim Caviezel made back its $5-million budget this past weekend, although it still trails the openings of other Biblical epics such as Son of God ($25.6 million) and Risen ($11.8 million). ..

    1. Look to pre-existing source material.

    Some of the biggest Christian hits of the past few years have been based on best-selling books, including last year’s The Shack ($57.4 million total) and 2016’s Miracles From Heaven ($61.7 million), while 2014’s Son of God ($59.7 million total) was adapted from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s hit miniseries The Bible. ..

    2. Offer a fresh take on the Bible.

    While more straightforward tellings of Jesus’ life like 2006’s The Nativity Story ($37.6 million total) have flourished, it helps to see the story through fresh eyes. Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster The Passion of the Christ ($370.8 million) offered a gritty, violent take on the Messiah’s Crucifixion, and 2016’s Risen ($36.9 million) charted a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’ body after the Resurrection. ,,

    3. Don’t shy away from God.

    Three of the five highest-grossing faith-based movies are The Chronicles of Narnia series,released in the mid-2000s. All are based on Christian author C.S. Lewis’ young-adult novels and made $100 million-plus at the U.S. box office. The franchise wore religious symbolism on its sleeve, whereas A Wrinkle in Time more recently skimped on its source material’s Christian messaging, which some people believe may have put a dent in its earnings ($74.1 million so far).

    A Wrinkle in Time Trailer #1 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers

    “(Author) Madeleine L’Engle had a lot of scripture and ideas that drew from the Bible, and a lot of those things really got ironed out (of the film),” Holz says. “The producers said they wanted to make the movie really inclusive, but I think when you (adapt) a book that has some Christian ideas and take those out, that’s a potential turnoff to your core audience.”..
    ..”

    ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ ditches the book’s explicit Christian references — and the movie really suffers because of it Kim Renfro
    Mar. 9, 2018, 2:20 PM thisisinsider.com
    “Disney’s big-budget adaptation of the best-selling novel “A Wrinkle in Time” falters in many of the same ways the book does— but there was one major change made in the movie from the novel. The film’s version of events strips away explicit mention of God or religion, instead trimming down the central conflict to one between “evil” and “light.” ..

    Christianity is integral to the book version of “A Wrinkle in Time”

    Author Madeleine L’Engle, who died in 2007 at age 88, spoke about the importance of her own Christian faith as it relates to “A Wrinkle in Time.”

    “If I’ve ever written a book that says what I feel about God and the universe, this is it,” L’Engle reportedly wrote in her journal. “This is my psalm of praise to life, my stand for life against death.” ..”
    A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “.Budget $100–130 million[2][3][4]
    Box office $132.4 million[5]..”

    Paul, Apostle of Christ: Official Trailer | Now Playing – YouTube

    Top 13 highest grossing faith films Movies
    May 10th, 2017 foxnews.com
    “..Here’s a look at the top 13 highest grossing faith-based films from highest to lowest.
    1. ‘The Passion of the Christ:’ $611,899,420..”

    Hacksaw Ridge Official Trailer #1 (2016) Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer War Drama Movie HD
    https://youtu.be/RdjO0p4GJPA
    *see Inspirational: Desmond Doss of “Hacksaw Ridge” Movie goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    The True Story Behind the Movie Captive Tim Branson – 700 Club Producer cbn.com
    “…Police launched a massive manhunt. As news spread, residents locked their doors and waited.

    At around 2 a.m. in northern Atlanta, Ashley Smith had just returned to her apartment after making a late night run to a convenience store. It was then that she noticed a suspicious looking man sitting in his car.

    She felt uneasy, so she jumped out of her car and hurried to her apartment.. She put the keys in the lock, opened the door, and the stranger was right behind her.

    “I started to scream at the top of my lungs and he came up to me (saying) ‘Shut up, shut up!’ He just pointed the gun at me. ‘Just shut up. If you don’t scream I won’t hurt you.’ So, I stopped screaming. And he pushed me in the house, and shut the door and locked it. And I knew I wasn’t going to make it out of there. I knew I was going to die. But I immediately said, “’God, look, he can rape me. He can do whatever he wants to me. Just let me walk out of here alive.’”

    Inside, he told Ashley he was Brian Nichols, the man police had been looking for…”

    Captive Movie – Official Trailer – YouTube

    Captive Movie
    Published on Jun 16, 2015
    Based on an inspiring true story, WATCH the official CAPTIVE movie trailer starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. http://www.captivethemovie.com/

    The rising influence of faith-based movie fans By Allison Stewart September 18, 2015 washingtonpost.com
    “..Mara is Oyelowo’s co-star in the new film “Captive,” the true-life story of escaped murderer Brian Nichols and his hostage, Ashley Smith, who persuades him to release her using the power of faith and a dog-eared copy of Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life.”..

    “There’s certain groups of people that only watch Christian movies,” says David A.R. White, who produced and co-starred in “God’s Not Dead” and co-founded the Christian production company Pure Flix. “They don’t have cable, they don’t watch mainstream TV, they just watch Christian content. We had so many write in that they went to ‘God’s Not Dead,’ and it was their first movie in eight to 10 years in a movie theater. That opened the door to, like, ‘Oh, wow, maybe the movies aren’t a sinful place.’ When ‘Heaven’ came out, they started going more consistently.

    …Movies such as “The Blind Side,” “Unbroken” and “Selma,” so-called faith-friendly movies that subtly interject Christian principles into inspirational mainstream stories, may be the best hope of bridging the gulf between secular and faith-based audiences. They’re difficult to do well, says Rich Peluso, senior vice president of Affirm Films, the faith-based Sony subsidiary that released “War Room.” “Too many times, producers or filmmakers are thinking you can just tap into the faith-based market. They think of them as one giant group, and if you can just stick a priest in a scene, it’s going to connect with those folks, but the community is very diverse.”..
    ””

    Christian Movies with the Biggest Box Office SuccessBy: KFA March 22, 2017 Film klovefanawards.com
    “..In 2016, superhero films raked in nearly $5 billion worldwide at the box office and that number may even be eclipsed in 2017. Not much of a joke now, huh?

    During this same span of time, Christian movies saw an explosion of interest as studios realized that a large portion of their audience wasn’t being satisfied with the latest Oscar winners and science fiction blockbusters. The Christian film industry was also helped by the growth of independent filmmaking over the last 20-30 years. Even though Hollywood has grown a little fonder of Christian stories, that doesn’t mean faith-based films are completely at the mercy of an industry that mostly doesn’t understand Christians. We can become our own storytellers and work around the system.

    Christian films have seen an increase in production mostly because a number of them have found box office success. This success is defined not just by overall dollars earned but return on investment. If you make a film for $10 million and it earns $12 million in theaters, that’s not exactly a great success. Production budgets often don’t include the costs of marketing or details on distribution rights, so a safe formula for financial success is generally that a movie must make double its listed production budget. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Christian movies which had the biggest box office success..

    Chronicles of Narnia

    “The Chronicles of Narnia” is one of, if not the biggest Christian entertainment franchise in existence. C.S. Lewis’ magnificent world has been brought to the screen three times. First, there was “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” which earned around $750 million on a budget of $180 million. Next, we had “Prince Caspian” in 2008. This is the only film featured on this list that doesn’t match up to the “double the production budget” rule. The film did earn $420 million, but it had a really steep budget at $225 million. The Narnia series picked things back up with “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” two years later. That film made roughly the same amount of money as its predecessor, but it cost $60 million less to make. The Narnia films each have a huge budget for Christian movies, but they tend to make their money back.”

    RISEN Official Final Trailer (2016) Joseph Fiennes, Tom … – YouTube

    Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. Director: Kevin Reynolds Stars: Tom Felton, Joseph Fiennes, Cliff Curtis In theaters: February 9, 2016

    Jennifer Garner finds faith, again, in ‘Miracles From Heaven’ Elysa Gardner, @elysagardner, USA TODAY Published 8:04 a.m. ET March 14, 2016 | Updated 5:59 p.m. ET March 14, 2016 usatoday.com
    “..But “I think I had become complacent in raising my children, almost as though (I thought) they were going to receive the ground beneath their feet that heaven had given me through osmosis,” she says. Returning home after filming, Garner raised the subject with her kids, “and they said, ‘Well, we want to go to church.’ ”

    Garner “was floored, and I immediately looked up the local United Methodist church. We went there next Sunday, and it turned out to be the perfect environment. We’ve gotten so much from it; it’s like a gift Christy gave me.”..”

    *see Deep Thought: Why doesn’t God “heal” everybody? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    Miracles From Heaven – Official Trailer (ft. Jennifer Garner) – YouTube

    Miracles from Heaven (2016) historyvshollywood.com
    Starring Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah, Kylie Rogers | based on the memoir ‘Miracles from Heaven’ by Christy Beam
    “..The Miracles from Heaven true story reveals that when Annabel Beam was five years old she was diagnosed with two rare life-threatening digestive disorders, pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder, which resulted in frequent hospital stays (FoxNews.com). The former is characterized by altered and inefficient contractions (peristalsis) of the muscles in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which help to move food content along. Instead of food content being passed efficiently, the intestines react as if there is a blockage, leading to inefficient absorption of nutrients. The latter, antral hypomotility disorder, is characterized by weak contractions in the antrum part of the stomach…”

    Unbroken Official Trailer #2 (2014) – Angelina Jolie Directed Movie HD …

    *see Personal Life Messages from the movie Unbroken goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    UNBROKEN 2 Official Trailer (2018) Path to Redemption, Movie HD …

    Why Christian Movies Continue To Crush It At The Box Office
    Kirsten Acuna
    Apr. 23, 2014, 4:59 PM businessinsider.com
    “Over the weekend, the religious film “Heaven is for Real” performed extremely well at the box office, earning $22.5 million. It’s the largest Easter opening for a faith-based film, blowing past Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence.”

    It’s also the fourth recent Christian film that has taken off at theaters, following “Son of God,” “God’s Not Dead,” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.” ..”

    God’s Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer – YouTube

    God’s Not Dead
    Published on Oct 22, 2013
    God’s Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer
    Coming Spring 2014 from Pure Flix Entertainment!

    God’s Not Dead 2 Official Trailer #1 (2016) – Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe Drama HD

    October Baby klovefanawards.com
    “..“October Baby” was a modest success that took home over $5 million in ticket sales on a budget about one-fifth that amount. Released in 2011, the film is about a young woman who discovers that she was adopted by her parents after her birth mother tried to abort her. It’s a very emotional film as you can imagine. Adding a personal story to such a hot button issue is the kind of thing that Hollywood often does with themes like immigration, health care, and war…”

    October Baby: Official Movie Trailer – YouTube

    The Problem with ‘October Baby,’ A Christian Film About Abortion Morgan Feddes| March 21, 2012 christianitytoday.com
    No one wanted the film. Except audiences, apparently.
    “..October Baby is a fairly typical coming-of-age love story, but the plot hinges on the main character’s discovery that she’s an abortion survivor. (Jon Erwin wrote it after hearing abortion survivor Gianna Jessen speak.) Though studio executives loved the film, they didn’t want to take on the controversial topic.

    But the Erwins managed to raise enough support to do a limited release last October, and on its opening weekend it was the fourth-highest grossing film for per-screen average at almost $8,000 per theater. The positive reaction was enough to convince Provident Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films to help bring the movie to a wider audience—about 350 theaters when it releases on Friday, March 23…”

    *see Neutral Perspective: Abortion and Pro-Life goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    Movie: The Passion of the Christ Scenes Reflections goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    ‘Moses’ in The Ten Commandments – YouTube

    *see Movie Reflection: Ten Commandments youtube.com

    The Ten Commandments (1956 film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    “..Budget $13 million[2]
    Box office $122.7 million[3]
    (initial release)..”

    Not Well Known

    Christ in You – The Movie | Home
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    Theatrical Performance: “Spring Awakening” the Musical -Reflections

    Spring Awakening on Broadway springawakeningthemusical.com

    Spring Awakening ~ trailer

    Spring Awakening Tony Performance – YouTube

    Spring Awakening – I Believe – YouTube

    Spring Awakening (musical) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    “..is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score…”

    All That’s Known: Facts about Spring Awakening Posted on July 9, 2015 by Victoria Barber musicalstagecompany.com
    “..We are Totally…. Psyched to see how this show plays out on Broadway, and are excited to share some hidden gems that you might not have known…

    Spring Awakening is based on the highly controversial and oft-censored 1891 play by German playwright Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening was Frank Wedekind’s first play. He had it published at his own expense in 1891, but it was not performed until Wedekind started his own repertory company in 1906. The first production in the United States took place in 1912, but since the play was in German it failed to attract widespread interest. The play was finally performed in English in 1917. The debut performance almost didn’t take place because the New York City Commissioner of Licenses tried to shut it down, claiming that the play was pornographic in nature. Almost immediately, Wedekind was able to secure an injunction from the Supreme Court that allowed the play to go on. Unfortunately, the audience seemed to agree with the Commissioner, and the play closed after a single show…”

    SPRING AWAKENING Press Reel

    Personal Reflections

    I thought the cast at the University of Minnesota-Morris theater group did a superb job “performance” wise. They are one very talented group (e.g. singing and acting)!

    During one of the scenes when the student was going to tell his dad the “bad” news that he ‘ll be expelled or something. He was seen as a “failure” and “embarassment” to his dad, which he would get physically abused. Unfortunately, he would commit suicide. This brought up my indirect experience in high school when 3 classmates from my class were killed in different ways (one commited suicide too with a gun). This also brought me to one of the scenes from an old school movie called “Dead Poets Society”..

    Dead poet society Neil Perry and his father – YouTube

    Parents and their children need to “dialogue” with each other! Share how you feel and listen to each other-two way communication!

    Dead Poets Society – Neil’s Suicide (original)

    Reviews

    Dealing with Sensitive Themes Onstage artsedge.kennedy-center.org
    Navigating the risks and rewards of controversial themes in school theaters
    “..Shorewood’s educational leadership sees these productions as social and educational investments rather than risks, suggests King. “First of all, students love performing these titles. So, the excitement level of students can’t be underestimated. A title can draw more students into the arts. Secondly, the social themes in these musicals are perfectly relevant to teenagers— homelessness, homophobia, child abuse, physical abuse, etc. ..”
    *see Neutral Perspective: Same-Sex Marriage goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
    Spring Awakening at ANU Arts Centre is a rock musical about teen angst Ron Cerabona November 6 2016 – 3:18PM esperanceexpress.com.au
    “The 2006 musical, Spring Awakening, is set in late 19th-century Germany, but its themes are close to being timeless and universal. Co-director Grant Pegg says, “It’s a show about teenage issues in general. It traverses every teenage issue you could imagine – sexuality, suicide, relationships, rebellion, authority, school, sex, friendship.”

    These teenagers are growing up in a deeply religious community in 1891. Melchior (played by Callum Bodman) and Wendla (Kaitlin Nihill) have known each other since childhood but are developing strange new feelings for each other that they don’t know how to explain or handle. Melchior’s anxious friend Moritz (Pip Carroll) is particularly disturbed by the dreams he has been having. And Ernst (Jake Willis) and Hanschen (Lachlan Agett) are developing a relationship that goes beyond friendship…
    *see Struggling with Sexual Temptation goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    Spring Awakening addresses provocative issues By Joshua Claudio | Feb 6, 2012 /thetartan.org
    “..Another outstanding performance was accomplished by Adrianne Knapp, who played Ilse. She is a societal outcast who ran away from home because her father beat her, only to run into the arms of another abusive man from a Bohemian colony…”
    *see Abused: How do you heal from your traumatic “childhood” past? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    Theater and Broadway with an added Christian perspective. reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com
    “… Melchior’s carefree behavior and rebellion are a catalyst for much of the show’s action (and the character is ably portrayed by McKenzie). He wonders about the origin of shame and believes that it is a product of education. He encourages close friend Moritz to embrace his sensual dreams and introduces Wendla to sex at his “special thinking place” while indulging her need to be punished. Her fate involves an abortion and death.

    A friend, driven to achieve success by uncaring parents dies “Left Behind” the scene is very moving and effectively staged.

    To take in the excellent performances, however, you need to be prepared for potentially offensive content. The show posts a Mature rating and contains nudity and all kinds of sexual activity. Some of the titles of the songs are so explicit that I can’t list them here. …..”
    *see Neutral Perspective: Abortion and Pro-Life goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    What to say about … Spring Awakening theguardian.com
    You haven’t seen the teen musical sensation, but you can still regale your friends with tales of masturbation, sadism and body-popping – all stolen from the critics
    ‘..Now unfold the plot: the musical is set in the late 19th century and concerns itself with troubled puberty confronting strict bourgeois morality, you say, paraphrasing the Guardian. “We follow the linked fates of three teenage school pupils. Moritz is so tormented by sex and harried by exam pressure that he is driven to suicide. His rebellious friend, Melchior, unwarily impregnates a 14-year-old girl. Wendla, the innocent in question, dies in the course of an illegal abortion. Other pupils find release in masturbation and same-sex friendships but the show, like the play, remains an attack on a repressive, puritan culture.” Pause. Regain your enthusiasm. Then explode: “You’d have to be a dedicated churl, prude or bigot not to rejoice in the final sentiments and the final anthem” (Independent)…”

    How to handle the “stressful” life as a teen?

    Good and bad on “meditation”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

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    Any other tips?
    *see How to deal with Anxiety-Stress in life? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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    Movie: The Passion of the Christ Scenes Reflections

    The Passion of the Christ – HD (Trailer)


    “Published on Jun 6, 2013

    A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.”

    http://ebiblemovies.com/watch/the-passion-of-christ/online-free/

    Q&A with Mel Gibson And Jim Caviezel

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1382515/Passion-Christ-actor-Jim-Caviezel-said-Hollywood-shunned-him.html

    Watch Online
    https://gomovies.to/film/the-passion-of-the-christ-2444/watching.html?ep=191604

    *pic from http://activemindbodyandsoul.org/seeking-the-passion-of-christ/

    -Life of Christ

    The Passion of The Christ – Best Scene HD

    -Passover

    -Scouraging

    Passion of the Christ – Whipping Scene (Third Day)

    Passion of the Christ 2004 “Gesmas” Scenes

    Mel Gibson’s interview on “The Resurrection” movie (“Passion of the Christ 2”) – with Greg Laurie


    “Published on Sep 2, 2016

    Greg Laurie is interviewing Mel Gibson on the recent news of him possibly preparing to film a continuation of “The Passion of the Christ” movie – an account about what happened AFTER the crucifixion! This has taken place in late August 2016 at the SoCal Harvest crusade…

    Will Mel actually make this movie? And will Evangelical Christians support the distribution of that movie after the problems with the law that the famous actor and director had in the past. More on those problems here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/article…”

    Jim Caviezel – Inspirational video

    Illuminati HATES Mel Gibson and This Is WHY! (2018)

    What Happened On The Set That Day Ruined Mel Gibson`s Career! (2018)

    *see Deep Thought: What do I have to “give up” when becoming-growing (as) a Christian? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    more..
    http://movies.goodnewseverybody.com/passion.html

    Movies: “Faith-Based” Impact? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

    I plan to add more as I’m still re”searching” many of the scenes from the movie. Feel free to share your suggestions down below..

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    Now You Know: What are some popular “petroleum based” made products?

    non-renewable energy nationalgeographic.org
    “..
    Once the oil has been drilled, it must be refined. Oil contains many chemicals besides carbon, and refining the oil takes some of these chemicals out.

    We use oil for many things. About half of the world’s petroleum is converted into gasoline. The rest can be processed and used in liquid products such as nail polish and rubbing alcohol, or solid products such as water pipes, shoes, crayons, roofing, vitamin capsules, and thousands of other items.
    ..”

    Everyday Petroleum-based Products


    “Published on Oct 2, 2013

    Did you know that last year 36% of our energy consumption came from petroleum? What petroleum-based items do we use on a daily basis? Sneakers, bubblegum, bath soap and sweaters? These are only a few things made from petroleum. Watch this video and find out more!”
    In the video above, some “renewable energy” sources are “dependent” on petroleum ..

    -Wind Turbines

    Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels? February 25, 2014 by Robert Wilson theenergycollective.com
    “..The current feasibility of 100% renewable energy is easily tested by asking a simple question. Can you build a wind turbine without fossil fuels? If the machines that will deliver 100% renewable energy cannot be made without fossil fuels, then quite obviously we cannot get 100% renewable energy…

    What is it made of? Lots of steel, concrete and advanced plastic. Material requirements of a modern wind turbine have been reviewed by the United States Geological Survey. On average 1 MW of wind capacity requires 103 tonnes of stainless steel, 402 tonnes of concrete, 6.8 tonnes of fiberglass, 3 tonnes of copper and 20 tonnes of cast iron. The elegant blades are made of fiberglass, the skyscraper sized tower of steel, and the base of concrete…

    However I will note at the outset that the requirement for fiberglass means that a wind turbine cannot currently be made without the extraction of oil and natural gas, because fiberglass is without exception produced from petrochemicals…

    Now, none of this is to argue against wind turbines, it is simply arguing against over-promising what can be achieved. It also should be pointed out that we cannot build a nuclear power plant, or any piece of large infrastrtucture for that matter, without concrete or steel. A future entirely without fossil fuels may be desirable, but currently it is not achievable. Expectations must be set accordingly.”

    The Solar Power Paradox: Alternative Energy Can’t Run on Oil .. altenergymag.com
    “…As demand for alternative energy increases and green technologies progress at an unprecedented rate, the solar industry has undoubtedly taken massive strides toward making the world a greener place. Global photovoltaic (PV) production is currently the world’s fastest-growing energy technology – doubling every two years by an average of 48 percent per year. However, the reality remains that the manufacture of PV solar modules (like many green renewable energy sources) is heavily petroleum dependent, presenting a fundamental contradiction in the green energy movement…”

    Products Made from Oil and Natural Gas .oilandgasinfo.ca
    “..
    Products Made from Oil and Natural Gas

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about something made from petroleum? Gasoline, probably. Or maybe plastic bags. But there are actually thousands of products made from crude oil and natural gas!

    Even if you don’t drive a car or carry your groceries home in plastic bags, you still use dozens – or even hundreds – of petroleum-based products every day.

    Click a group of products below to see for yourself. It’s amazing what oil and natural gas become…”

    Action:

    Comfort comes with a cost
    Convenience comes with a cost

    List of Ways to Reduce the Use of Fossil Fuels education.seattlepi.com
    “..Nearly 85 percent of the U.S. energy supply comes from fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas and oil. Fossil fuels take millions of years to form and are thus considered to be nonrenewable. Higher energy demands and poor efficiency practices have increased fossil fuel usage, and it’s now critical to find alternative means of energy generation before depleting the global supply. It takes individual and community actions to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels…”
    Reducing Dependency on Fossil Fuels April 29, 2010• Fossil Fuels• by EconomyWatch economywatch.com
    “..Reducing dependency on fossil fuels is a major challenge for most economically advanced countries of the world as there is a very important link between the usage of fossil fuels and the economic conditions of individual.

    One of the major reasons behind the increasing demand to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels is the fact that they are expected to run out at a certain point of time in the future. This is where sustainable energy is expected to be useful as it would last longer than any other form of fuel source…”

    Investing in a Clean Energy Future: Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil (2012)


    “..Published on Apr 9, 2012

    http://thefilmarchive.org/

    March 10, 2012..”

    Learned anything new? What “action” can we take now ? How can we decrease the “dependence” of fossil fuels? Consume less?

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