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Therese Movie

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by ThereseTheLittleFlower, Oct 8, 2004.

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  1. ThereseTheLittleFlower

    ThereseTheLittleFlower Little bit different....and quite short

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    Yay! i'm going to go see it next week! Yay :D :clap: As long as it's playing still! So i'm hoping it will.

    Renee
     
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  2. Aaron-Aggie

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    I saw it today. It is a strange movie. There isn't much to it as movies go by there is something unquie to it. There is sense of evil and peace from it.

    I don't think it will stay in the theaters long So I suggest all you can go see it now.
     
  3. ThereseTheLittleFlower

    ThereseTheLittleFlower Little bit different....and quite short

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    Sense of evil? From a Christian movie? :scratch: :eek: So I take it, you didn't care for it?

    Renee
     
  4. Aaron-Aggie

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    I appolgize for being vague its a little late and I am not operting at full cability:)
    It is very good spitrual movie and I recomend it to any one that can see.
    The evil I spoke of comes at a point of the movie where therese is sick in bed. the rest of the movie is full of peace.

    It was a strange viewing experince
     
  5. ThereseTheLittleFlower

    ThereseTheLittleFlower Little bit different....and quite short

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    Ahh! I'm sure i'll probably cry at the end when she dies! I don't understand, why she had to die so young.

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  6. Aaron-Aggie

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    THERESE UPDATE ~ BREAKING NEWS

    THERESE AWAKENS NEW AUDIENCES
    WITH HER “LITTLE WAY”

    “I am simply content to find myself always imperfect, and in this I find my joy. Good deeds count as nothing, if done without love.”
    - Saint Therese of Lisieux, 1873-1897

    Congratulations! Now you can say your prayers have been answered. Despite the arrival of major studio-driven films, such as “Shark Tale” and “Ladder 49” on the same weekend, THERESE ranked #21 nationwide in terms of total audience attendance. Due to popular demand, THERESE has been extended one more week in all the theaters. If you have not seen the film by now, please make time to watch THERESE, contemplate its message and be blessed.



    Based on audience interest, the second wave of the movie’s release begins October 15.



    While “The Passion of the Christ” was surrounded by controversy for its graphic brutality to portray the message of Jesus, THERESE is experiencing controversy related to its innocence and simplicity. This comes as no surprise to THERESE followers, as Saint Therese herself was and continues to be misunderstood or dismissed because of her lack of successful accomplishment. At first glance, the life and message of Saint Therese seems to lack great depth or merit by society’s measure. However, ironically, it is the very nothings of her life that make her message so poignant for everyone.



    Desiring to incorporate the very simplicity of Saint Therese, director Leonardo Defilippis chose to portray this motion picture with an honest simplicity contrary to the popular filmmaking techniques and glamour we often find in today’s movies. In doing so, THERESE challenges viewers to surrender to the spirituality of the film itself and enter into the mystery of this interior story, wherein they will enter into the mystery of Saint Therese herself.



    THERESE has been reviewed in secular and Catholic publications all over the country. Now you have the option to submit your own reviews at the THERESE web site discussion board as well as other web sites.



    The plan for adding more areas of release is entirely dependent on interest from the potential movie-going audience and encouragement from church leaders who would like the Theresian message to be shared with people like you.



    We have received complaints on group sales requests, interior theater lights being on during the show, and improper framing which resulted in the top of the picture being cut off. Any grievances concerning the exhibition of the film must be directed to the theater manager.



    To see the latest additions to the list of theaters, please visit http://www.theresemovie.com and click on NOW SHOWING (http://www.theresemovie.com/en/showing/theatrical_content.html) or visit the section SHOWING THE MIRACLE.



    To download Local Posters to use in your area visit: http://www.theresemovie.com/en/sharing/posters.html



    Luke Films wishes to offer prayers and appreciation to all of our volunteers and others who helped in promoting the film. Thank you to everyone for sharing the message from the THERESE motion picture during the first week. Please continue your prayerful support and encourage your friends to see this movie and be blessed by its simple message.



    Sincerely in Christ,



    Luke Films, Inc
     
  7. ThereseTheLittleFlower

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    Yay! :clap: Well, seeing as how it's extended, I hopepfully will go see it, my uncle said he'd look around and if it was out, he'd take me to see it!

    Renee
     
  8. patriarch

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    Considering the impact the arts can have on the spirituality of a
    society, I personally am thrilled that out of 113 movies showing
    last weekend Therese came in 20th. This is per the Yahoo movies
    page box office section.

    It gets better. "Vanity Fair," which came in 22nd, made $317,000,
    but it showed on 317 screens, whereas Therese only showed on 32
    screens and took in $357,000. This looks pretty respectable to me.
    I hope the Catholic people will take heart from these numbers and
    promote this film to the max. It has real box office possibilities.

    I'll admit to being saddened by comments made to the effect that the
    film was overly sentimental and saccharine. To me this seems
    grossly unfair for two reasons. First of all, this isn't a bio of Al
    Capone, after all. No car chases, no shoot'em ups, no bar room
    brawls or fistfights. No explosions. Nor were there any of the
    typical teenage tantrum scenes. No real quarrels. No shouting.
    No "partial nudity" or "sexual situations" so common on the screen
    today. Everything was very sedate, for this was after all the home
    of Mr. and Mrs. Martin, one of those saintly couples for whom we
    wish canonization, do we not. They knew how to keep a prayerful,
    peaceful, joyful home. And they knew how to form saintly, loving
    daughters. So if we wish to quarrel with anyone, it should be with
    them, and not with the screen writer. After all, Mrs. Defillipis
    could only work with what the Martin family actually presented her,
    a peaceful, loving, thoroughly Catholic family. This is bad?

    As for sentimentality, we are not the bourgoisie of 19th century
    France and probably have no concept how sentimental they actually
    were- even having seen the movie, we who think that we are being
    extremely florid when we write, "Dear Bill", cross it out and
    write, "Hi Bill," and finally cross *that* out and write, "Bill..."

    The entire age was sentimental, and probably nowhere moreso than in
    France. Recently I purchased at a used book sale a book
    commemorating the 25th anniversary of the episcopacy of Archbishop
    Feehan of Chicago in 1890. Let me give you one sentence out of
    thousands in this book to give some glimpse of the tenor of the
    age. This is Bishop Hogan of Kansas City addressing the
    congregation at Holy Name Cathedral. Referring to Archbishop Feehan
    he said, " Years ago, far away and beyond the misty ocean, in a
    country sanctified for ages by the faith of an apostle {He means St.
    Patrick, of course}, there knelt before the sacred altar, on the day
    of his first communion, a youth whose soul, filled with the deep
    emotion inspired by that hour, breathed in solemn prayer the words
    of Holy Writ, "What shall I render unto the Lord for all that he has
    rendered unto me...."

    A bishop saying anything of the kind in our age would cause
    unbounded hilarity in the newsrooms, rectories and barooms of the
    city, to say nothing of the cathedral itself. So much the worse for
    us!

    Nevertheless, I knew the film was in trouble when Mr. Martin called
    Therese, "My queen." "This isn't going to fly, " I thought to
    myself. Nevertheless, that is what he did call her, whether we have
    trouble stomaching it or not. And it may very well have been part of
    the brew that so wonderfully nourished the heart of Therese Martin
    and made her a saint.

    At least let us do the Defillipises the courtesy of not insisting
    that their film be anachronistic and frame the whole story in terms
    of our emotional and spiritual impoverishment. Viewing that film is
    probably as close as we can get to being in the bosom of that family
    in those years, the English language excepted of course, just as
    viewing "The Passion of Christ" put us on the scene in Jerusalem.

    These are both exceptionally well done, and I for one plan to go
    again and again till "Therese" goes away. We cannot change the
    culture without changing the art, and we cannot get good films on
    Catholic themes by adopting an attitude of hypercriticism toward the
    few films that come our way. If we support Leonardo Defillipis
    today, he will be in a position to produce a better effort
    tomorrow. If it isn't up to your mark, at least concede it is a
    first film, and possibly the first of a large, influential and
    impressive body of work...if we support these fledgling efforts
    today.

    Rivers of vocations can come from such work, the conversions of many
    families, the reform of their homes and etc. The lives of the
    saints are powerful enough to do all this and more.
     
  9. Aaron-Aggie

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    Well said :)
     
  10. AdJesumPerMariam

    AdJesumPerMariam To Jesus through Mary

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    I saw this movie last Wed while on vacation in Vancouver. I was pleasantly surprised to see the theater fuller than I figured! It was only showing in one theater, there, and now looks like it is showing in 2 theaters. I think it is a great movie to take the children to, and pray it will show here in Nashville!
     
  11. Irenaeus

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    I saw it yesterday with a theater packed with people.

    I thought the movie was excellent. To some people who don't know her autobiography or aren't Catholic, her life may seem to some like some kind of pleasant, sugar-coated fairy tale. I think the period of her sickness when she was young could have been done a little better...but then again, it's kind of hard to film a miracle. :)

    I especially think that to those who aren't Catholic or know about Catholic spirituality, this film may seem trite, kind of like a Catholic Little Women. What many people may not understand while viewing this movie is that Therese was a woman deeply in love with God, and deeply mortified. She may not have had what we may term extraordinary experiences, (like St. Theresa of Avila) but she followed humbly the way of the cross to the summit of perfection, the flowering of the grace of our Baptism.

    This is not your regular kind of movie. I have been so used to violence and whatnot in movies and television that I am desensitized; this movie to me seemed calm and mellow, and gave me a feeling of peace when leaving the movie theater. I am grateful to God that I have been able to view some absolutely wholesome entertainment.

    St. Therese, Pray for us!
     
  12. Atomagenesis

    Atomagenesis Regina decor Carmeli, ora pro nobis

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    Thank God it's coming to Atlanta Friday! I can't wait to see it, and I know what you're saying Irenaeus, if you're not Catholic it's hard to understand the faith and her autobiography can seem sugar-coated, but if anything it really isn't if a Christian knows how to love the cross!

    Pax Vobiscum,

    Malcolm
     
  13. bigsierra

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    Renee,

    You gave away the ending :eek: :D
     
  14. Irenaeus

    Irenaeus Sub tuum praesidium confugimus!

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    Hey Atoma,

    Great to hear from you! :D

    I thought the autobiography was very charming when I first read it. However, when I read it again piece by piece (and am now reading it wholly, when I can) I thought to myself, "geeze, this girl was one tough cookie!"

    LOL. :cool:
     
  15. AdJesumPerMariam

    AdJesumPerMariam To Jesus through Mary

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    :clap:
     
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