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Oscar 2012: Films That Awaken our Spirit!

22 Feb

1st article in  our 5 week series Bringing Spirituality back to Hollywood.

 By Open Book

It’s quite difficult to put forth new ideas.  It takes visionaries and innovators to awaken our spirit. The Independent Spirit Awards were created to support and honor diverse filmmaking in Hollywood.  The endless stream of sequels, franchises and retellings of fairytales makes you feel like your seeing double sometimes. Oh, wait! We are! Mirror, Mirror and Snow White & The Huntsman. Hmm! Is this literally a play on good and evil?  Are we going to see these films nominated for an Oscar next year?  Today blockbuster films geared at mainstream audiences lack heart, soul and depth.  With the Oscars this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how many Independent Films versus Blockbuster films were nominated for an Oscar last year.  So let’s get started.

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