Tag Archives: messageNovember 2, 2016
Last night, I watched Christopher Nolan’s Memento with my boyfriend. It was my first time seeing it, though I had more or less enjoyed other Nolan films such as The Dark Knight, Interstellar, and my personal favorite, Inception. Nolan is known for mind-bending films, and I love the complication, the race to mentally keep up with the story, and the depth. But I’m always torn about one aspect of his movies–he tends to include something in the last five minutes that completely subverts the entire rest of the story.
[vague spoilers ahead]
In Memento, we find that what we thought … Keep readingPosted in Life, Reviews, Writing | Tagged Christopher Nolan, endings, eternity, films, M. Night Shyamalan, message, movies, ponderings, story, twists | 2 Comments August 19, 2014
There’s a lot of discussion and disagreement among writers about whether a story should have an intentional theme or message, or whether every story even needs to have one. Some say that a story can be more honest and well-crafted without a single, intentional theme, and others say that a unified message makes a story stronger and gives it meaning.
I am personally in the latter camp. I believe that as Christians, we should be writing with purpose, to glorify God, and that our writing, like everything else, needs to clearly point to Him in some way. Not that it … Keep readingPosted in Writing | Tagged art, craft, Dickens, Jesus, message, moral, plot, storytelling, theme | 6 Comments