Friday, February 3, 2012

Notes From the Tilt-a-Whirl

My in-laws got me this DVD for Christmas from my wishlist, and it was probably the best 50ish minutes of anything I've watched in the last 3 years, maybe more. As an artist, as a lover of words, as a lover of God...it just doesn't get much better. I'm hoping to read the book soon.

The Tilt-a-Whirl is N.D. Wilson's analogy for the Earth we live on--spinning in what appears to be a random and chaotic way, but actually having a beautiful and amazing order to every movement.  Publicity for the film describes it as "An Idea Film. A Bookumentary. A cinematic treatment of a worldview. A poet live in concert. A motion picture sermon. VH1 Storytellers meets Planet Earth. 60 Minutes meets Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. In this unusual but fascinating film sequence, best-selling author N.D. Wilson gives an emotional and intellectual tour of life in this world and the final chapter that is death. Everything before and after and in between is a series of miracles--some of which are encouraging, others disturbing and uncomfortable."  I'd say that pretty much nails it.  I love the way Wilson thinks about life and its meaning and its Creator.  

Here's the trailer:

 

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl Movie Trailer from Gorilla Poet Productions on Vimeo.

Intrigued?  You can also watch one of my favorite chapters from the movie in its entirety:

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