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LDS Cinema [Possibly Religion]
« on: August 06, 2007, 04:42:49 PM »

So I was looking up dvds on Amazon and searching for Charly, the 1968 film based on Flowers for Algernon, and stumbled upon a different movie also called Charly, which appears to be a Mormon movie.

I had no idea there was a whole LDS film genre with titles such as The Singles Ward, Mobsters and Mormons, The R.M. - Special edition Mormon comedy, Baptists at our Barbecue.

Have any of you Utahns (or anyone else for that matter) seen any of these?

(this isn't intended as mockery, I think it is surprisingly hip that these movies were even made, and the reviews suggest they're written with some good-natured self-deprecation self-depreciation)
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 04:50:22 PM »

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Searching for Charly, the 1968 film based on Flowers for Algernon.
Good flick.
That is all.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 04:53:57 PM »

I saw Single's Ward which is pretty funny if you're from here and know what one is.  These are all low-budget, insider flicks that do very well around here but wouldn't last ten minutes in a gentile's DVD player.

The guys behind Single's Ward apparently are dismayed at path the genre has taken.  Can't remember the details but the general message is that they think it's gone over the top, too irreverent, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 04:58:05 PM »

Speaking of LDS + cinema... September Dawn

This one will definitely not be announced as required viewing at Sacrament Meeting.


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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 05:08:16 PM »

Speaking of LDS + cinema... September Dawn

This one will definitely not be announced as required viewing at Sacrament Meeting.




wow, that looks pretty intense.  Shocked  Looks like it will cause quite an uproar.
(I was expecting something more like Red Dawn meets Hunt for Red October)
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 05:14:17 PM »

The church dodged the Mark Hoffman affair.  This will be a cake walk.   Wink

Should be good though.  I remember learning about it in 7th grade (Utah History) from a non-LDS teacher.  A bunch of the parents complained but the principal supported him.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 05:40:23 PM »

I saw Singles Ward and thought it was sorta funny for the first half and then it degenerated into the exact thing it was spoofing. Saw bits and pieces of a couple others (R.M., Home Teachers, etc), but they're all pretty bad. Poorly scripted, badly acted, etc. I believe The Hale family (for U.B.) is the financial backing for that series. One film that sorta fits in the genre and wasn't 100% terrible was Saints and Soldiers. 2.5 stars for that one.
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