Monday, November 17, 2008

Relevant Interview with Ted Dekker & Ralph Winter

Relevant Magazine has an interview with House producer Ralph Winter and co-author Ted Dekker. The interview spends a good bit of time talking about how House is the "Christian R-rated horror film," certainly a unique distinction. However, Winter & Dekker bring up two interesting points. First, Winter talks about how they "backed into the marketing campaign a little late," specifically in regards to the R-rating. This seems like an odd thing to claim, considering that the film was delayed by over a year. I would think that in a 13-month period they could come up with some kind of marketing plan. The other bit that I found laughable was Dekker's assertion, prodded on by the interviewer, the he could see no reason besides a bias against faith that the MPAA would give the movie an R-rating. Seriously Ted? You're going to say that the MPAA gave a horror movie an R-rating because they hate Christians? The same MPAA that people such as Kevin Smith has to fight from giving a movie NC-17s for foul language? The same MPAA that has an entire movie about it that presents it as an overly moral set of conservative out-of-touch-with-the-youth busy-bodies? Relevant Magazine Interview found through Brent Alexander Subscribe to the SuperCandid Podcast, the number 1 podcast for Christian movies SuperCandid - The SuperCandid Podcast - The SuperCandid Podcast Subscribe to the SuperCandid Blog Save This Page Add to Technorati Favorites

1 comment:

AceFire said...

I think I want to see the movie "House" even more right now after reading the interview article.