Inarguably, Tinsletown is tarnished. Hollywood, while embracing creativity, seems to be shutting out morality and community. Can those with a Christian perspective find anything of value or contribute anything of worth to such an environment? Eyeing this landscape from an insider's perspective, Ron Austin answers a firm, "Yes."
With In a New Light, Austin offers a guide to the spiritual principles underlying the art of film, including an historical survey of how the cinema art was shaped by the crisis of modernity. A veteran of the industry - almost half a century in its environs - Austin goes a step beyond the now-popular course of critiquing current films through a Christian worldview. He goes further, espousing that the key to confronting evil in drama and fiction lies in the Christian attitude towards suffering.
Based on several years of Austin's filmmaking courses, this book explores a spiritual foundation for creative work and seeks ways to find common ground on which to build creative relationships. Primarily a text for students of and practitioners on the media arts, Austin's inside look will prove fascinating for anyone interested in this creative industry today.