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Actually, when I was a little younger; there was another journey I wanted to make. It was a religious one. I wanted to be a priest. However, I soon realized that my real vocation, my real calling, was the movies.
I don’t really see a conflict between the church and movies- the sacred and the profane. Obviously there are major differences. But I could also see great similarities between a church and a movie house. Both are places for people to come together and share a common experience. And I believe there’s a spirituality in films, even if it’s not one which can supplant faith. I find that over the years many films address themselves to the spiritual side of man’s nature: from Griffith’s film Intolerance to John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath. From Hitchock’s Vertigo to Kubrick’s 2001 and so many more.
It’s as if movies answer an ancient quest for the common unconscious.
They fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory.