Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about dealing with churches enforcing the government’s whims, then return to the series on Hollywood. They talk about the place of film in society and its alienating effect on cultures that didn’t produce it, the complexities of ethnic groups and the folly of ascribing coherent motives to them, how film studios began to regulate themselves and how that regulation was relaxed, the reflection of our society today in movies from the 1970’s, and how media producers have increasingly more power even as they grow increasingly more distanced from the populace.
Related links: Dirty Harry (1971), Death Wish (1974), Thomas Schatz – The Genius of the System, Otto Friedrich – City of Nets
Many thanks to our sponsors, Blessed Sacrament Lutheran Church in Hayden, ID and Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Pagosa Springs, CO
Dr Koontz – Agrarian, Egghead – Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne
Rev Fisk – Author, Fanatic – St Paul Rockford