The novelist Ernest Hemingway reckoned that his greatest story consisted in its entirety of just 6 words: “For Sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.“
Thus he unknowingly issued a challenge that continues to inspire many generations later. A 2012 author won with the oblique: No taxidermist loved his daughter more
Then there’s the intriguing: See that shadow? It’s not yours.
Or how about the social commentary: The modern fairytale: frog; snog; sprog
Alexander McCall Smith contributed: Humorous book. Critic died laughing. Sued.
I rather like the potential behind this: Megan’s baby. John’s surname. Jim’s eyes.
Isaiah 9: 1-4 1 Cor 1: 10-18 Matt 4: 120-23
To the surprise of many, a religious film (or rather, a film with a clear religious topic) won one of the top awards at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It was a surprise because the common wisdom is that religion not only doesn’t get an audience (the primary function of film-making) but worse, it stands a high chance of courting the kind of controversy that kills rather than builds attendance. Set that film in the limited confines of a monastery populated with 7 celibate and mainly elderly men and little opportunity for car chases, love interest or condemnatory behaviour – I’d love to have seen the faces when the producers first tried to pitch that one! Nevertheless – it got made. And the result is the beautifully-filmed and emotionally-charged “Of Gods And Men”.