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    Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

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    Creation, starring Paul Bettany, details Darwin's "struggle between faith and reason" as he wrote On The Origin of Species. It depicts him as a man who loses faith in God following the death of his beloved 10-year-old daughter, Annie.


    The film was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has its British premiere on Sunday. It has been sold in almost every territory around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia.

    Creationism question in 'misleading' science GCSEHowever, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution

    Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America' - Telegraph

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    ...because in America we NEVER show "divisive films" we try to stay away from anything controversial.




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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Who would pay money to see this movie? Unless they have 3D Galapagos turtles fighting for the FBI.


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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Who would pay money to see this movie? Unless they have 3D Galapagos turtles fighting for the FBI.
    I would. For the same reason I paid money to see the Passion of Christ. To see how the film makers interpret the story and choose to tell it.
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    ...because in America we NEVER show "divisive films" we try to stay away from anything controversial.



    controversial isn't the problem. Being seen as against religion is. The majority of America doesn't like being reminded that religion, which they put so much blind faith into, may not be as factual as they are told it is.

    Movies can be as controversial as they want as long as they don't touch religion.
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    controversial isn't the problem. Being seen as against religion is. The majority of America doesn't like being reminded that religion, which they put so much blind faith into, may not be as factual as they are told it is.

    Movies can be as controversial as they want as long as they don't touch religion.
    The Last Temptation of Christ

    not to mention a zillion documentaries about evolution, teaching evolution in schools, etc, etc, etc
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I would. For the same reason I paid money to see the Passion of Christ. To see how the film makers interpret the story and choose to tell it.
    Couldnt you see the movie after it goes to DVD? I mean paying 50 bucks minimum for a family to go to the movies isnt cheap, so I better get some entertainment for it. Going to the movie theater to watch a documentary type **** isnt worth it. I will wait for the D VD


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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Couldnt you see the movie after it goes to DVD? I mean paying 50 bucks minimum for a family to go to the movies isnt cheap, so I better get some entertainment for it. Going to the movie theater to watch a documentary type **** isnt worth it. I will wait for the D VD
    I hope you aren't presenting this as a reason for the movie to NOT be allowed in theaters in America.
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    controversial isn't the problem. Being seen as against religion is. The majority of America doesn't like being reminded that religion, which they put so much blind faith into, may not be as factual as they are told it is.

    Movies can be as controversial as they want as long as they don't touch religion.
    Really? Because I seem to remember The Passion being widely controversial. The Last Temptation of Christ...also controversial. Let's see...how many ways is religion poked fun of in comedy?

    Yeah, the idea that we won't touch religion is laughable.

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    I hope you aren't presenting this as a reason for the movie to NOT be allowed in theaters in America.
    Last time I checked people investing their money want to get a return on it.


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