Monday, February 27, 2012


When Gary David Stratton discusses the idea of the "Two - Handed Warrior", he peaks the imagination by leading the reader directly to the source of his idea:

These were the men who came to David while he was banished from the presence        of Saul. They were among the warriors who helped him in battle. They were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed. Warriors who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. -1 Chronicles 12

Inspired by this theme, Dr. Stratton has established an insightful and impressive presence on the web.

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Wasting no time in gaining audience allegiance, Gary reviews one of America’s favorite film romances Casablanca. That review is unique in that discussion of why everyone meets at Rick’s Café is something most readers or film buffs never discuss. A Two Handed Warrior analysis explains Rick’s nightly soirees can teach an audience a lot about “Worldview”: moral; cultural, philosophical, and mythical.

As Stratton’s dissection of the characters explains:

Casablanca, 1942 Academy Award-winner for Best Picture (originally entitled, Everyone Meets at Rick’’s), provides a clear example of how character (both cinematic and moral) is “constructed” from the ground up. Our unexamined presuppositions about reality form a worldview that guides our life in ways we rarely think about in our day-to-day existence. In life and in great films, we experience that worldview on four overlapping, but distinguishable levels.

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