This might seem like a stupid question, and I apologize, but here goes:
I am a film buff. And a big one. When it comes to what I want to be in life, I’ve narrowed it down to two choices: filmmaker or priest. And since the deal I made with my parents is that I graduate college before entering the seminary, chances are that I will be going to film school.
Now I know that a priest can obviously watch movies. I’m positive they see movies like: *Therese, Passion of the Christ, St. John Bosco, The Bells at St. Mary’s *, and Scarlet and the Black. But the thing is, while I like these movies, I also like films like Alfred Hitchcock, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Quentin Tarantino,Scorsese, Clint Eastwood (love that guy) and films like that. I enjoy films like these as well as thrillers and horror films.
As a film buff and someone going into film school, these films and directors are a great influence to filmmaking and have impacted the film industry. I view them as art. Sometimes, instead of just watching the story, I concentrate on the editing of the film and how the director did certain things, sort of analyzing it to see how I can do something like that and learn from it. These guy and films I listed above are very important when it comes to film.
The order of priests that I want to join are in education and youth and I was hoping that I would teach TV Production in high school (along with religion, obviously) because it is a passion of mine and something I know and am good at.
So really my question is, can priests watch films like the ones stated above and by those directors?
Sorry if this is a stupid question…I’m curious.