In this CCCA "Cultural Conversation," film critic Brett McCracken and script consultant Stan Williams discuss ways that Christians approach movies and how the concept of myth can help us better understand film narrative.
Brett McCracken is a Los Angeles-based writer. He is a regular film critic for Christianity Today and the author of the books Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty and Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide. Brett has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN.com, Huffington Post, The Princeton Theological Review, Books & Culture and is managing editor for Biola University’s Biola Magazine. Follow him on his blog or on Twitter.
Dr. Stan Williams holds a bachelor of arts in physics, a master's in mass communications, and a doctorate in narrative theory. He has been a filmmaker, television producer and distributor for over 40 years. In Hollywood he is known for his work as a script and story consultant and workshop leader based on his book, The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success. Follow him on his blog or on Twitter.