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8  The Message -- for Catholic. of Southwestern Indiana M.y'19,1 -- On The Record-- Good friends are worth keeping I LIVE MY LIFE FOR YOU You know/You're everything to me/And I could never see/The two of us apart/And you know/I give up every rule And no matter what you do/I I By CHARLIE MARTIN / promise you my love/I build my world around you/I need you/Like I've never needed/Anyone before (REFRAIN) I live my life for you/I want to be by your side In everything that you do/There is only one thing/That you can believe is true/I live my life for you I dedicate my life for you/Know that I would die for you/Well our love will last forever/And I would always be with you/There is nothing we can't do/As long as we're together/Just can't live without you/And I want you to know That I need you/Like I've never needed/Any- one before (REPEAT REFRAIN) I build my world around you/And I want you to know/I need you/Like I've never needed/Anyone before (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written By Leverty/Snare Sung by Firehouse Copyright (c) 1995 by Sony Music Entertainment Firehouse is back on the charts with "I Live My Life for You." While I like their sound, there's not much I can agree with in the song's message. The song describes how to lose oneself in ro- mance. Initially, the idea might sound appealing. Yet, a person who does not possess a sense of self doesn't really have much at all. The fellow in the song wants to build his world around his romantic partner. He tells her that "I need you like I've never needed anyone before." He wants to "dedicate my life for you" and "be by your side in everything that you do." Some people lose touch with common sense once romance colors their vision. To avoid setting aside your good judgment once romantic love enters your life, consider the following suggestions. 1. Don't drop your friends. When the rush of ro- mantic emotion hits our brain cells, we sometimes forget to keep contact with others who are impor- tant in our lives. These friends were significant in your life before falling in love, and you will want them to be there if the romance fizzles. Don't let romance give you tunnel-vision. Friends are one of life's greatest  treasures. 2. Contrary to what the song states, don't spen every moment with this one person. You were an individual long before you became part of a couple. Attend to interests outside your new relationship" 3. Learn about the other person's goals. How da they compare with your own? If there are possible conflicts, start talking now about these areas 0ion" ference. : 4. Be especially cautious if the other person . doesn't have individual goals, or if he or she wants to assume your goals. Such an attitude could mea.n that this person wants to find all his or her happl" ness within the romance. This expectation places s heavy burden on the relationship and minimizes ' its chances for success. 5. Carefully observe how each of you personal integrity and matters that involve values. Do you agree on what constitutes ate and ethical behavior? Don't ignore clear dis- agreement on such matters. Falling in love is one of life's best experienceS" However, it should not cost you your own identitY! values or goals. Go slowly in love. Listen atten" tively not only to what you feel but also to what ' your mind tells you. Your comments are always welcome. Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, Video movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are home videocassette re- views from the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting, with U.S. Catholic Conference classifications and Motion Picture Association of America ratings. "I Don't Want to Talk About It  (1994) Fable set in 1930s South America, where a widowed mother (Luisina Brando) worries over her adolescent dwarf daughter (Alejandra Podesta) when a much older man (Mar- cello Mastroianni) fails deeply in love with the girl and asks to marry her. Argentinian director Maria Luisa Bemberg manages to treat each character with re- spect for their frailties in a lyri- cal and very human story about the mystery and unpredictability of love. Subtitles. Some sexual innuendo and fleeting violence. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for chil- dren under 13. (Columbia TriS- tar, rental) "In Custody" (1994) In rural India, a college pro- fessor (Ore Purl) encounters myriad frustrations in attempt- ing to get the country's leading Urdu-language poet (Shashi Kapoor) to audiotape his verse for posterity. Director Ismail Merchant takes poignant note of the virtual disappearance of the ancient Urdu language in a wafer-thin narrative that inches along, gradually building minor interest through its gently comic sensibility. Subtitles. Mild sex- ual innuendo. The USCC classi- fication is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guidance sug- gested. (Columbia TriStar, rental) "The Jungle Book" (1994) Fanciful tale set in 19th-cen- tury India, where a young man (Jason Scott Lee), raised by ani- mals when lost in the jungle as a child, falls in love with the en- gaged daughter (Lena Headey) of a British colonel (Sam Neill), then must rescue them from the villainy of her cunning fiance (Cary Elwes), who's after a fabu- lous treasure buried in the jun- gle. Director Stephen Roamers fashions a fast-paced, nature- loving adventure from Kipling's short stories despite some obvi- ous overacting and stereotypical characters. Several intense scenes of danger involving wild animals and gunfire. The USCC classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rat- ing is PG -- parental guidance suggested. (Disney, $22.99) "Mary Shelley's Franken- stein" (1994) Opulent version of the horror Hollywood has lost touch with family values, says critic By CATHY MAJTENYI Hollywood is out of touch with Screen violence and illicit sex Catholic News Service TORONTO (CNS) -- The U.S. entertainment industry has lost touch with reality and most people's values and be- liefs, according to film critic and author Michael Medved. Instead of providing the wholesome moies people want, Hollywood breeds a culture of aggression and hostility through its repeated portrayal of violence and illicit sex, Medved told a "Media Values vs. Family Val- ues" seminar in Toronto. AIthough four of 1994's top five movies -- including "For- rest Gump" and "The Lion King  -- were considered fam- ily entertainment, Hollywood continues to be "in love with sex and violence," he said. "A Newsweek poll shows 82 percent of Americans think their basic values," Medved said. "Why is it so difficult to bring popular culture to its populist roots?" Medved co-hosts "Sneak Pre- views" on PBS, writes movie re- views for the New York Post and is a columnist for Catholic Par- ent magazine. His book "Holly- wood vs. America" brought-him repute as a critic of the Holly- wood system. He also writes about media and society for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publi- cations. He described what he called the "three big lies" of Holly- wood: Movies and TV shows won't harm anyone; the enter- tainment industry merely re- flects reality; and if people don't like what they see, they can just turn it off or stay away from the theater. are glorified and glamorized and will eventually make those be- haviors more acceptable, Medved said. Prolonged expo- sure to violence harms society because it leads to more hostile behavior in real life, he added. "If you influence one out of a thousand to behave in ways that are glorified, then you've seriously begun to unravel so- ciety," Medved said. Children are particularly vulnerable to this influence, as their main source of information about the outside world comes from the mass media, he added. Medved challenged the as- sumption that entertainment media reflects reality by ask- ing his audience if they had ever witnessed a murder in the course of their daily activities. No one raised a hand. classic in which the obsessed Dr. Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) lives to regret his re- animation experiment when the hideous but intelligent creature (Robert De Niro) sadly but sav- agely wreaks revenge on his cre- ator -- with some surprising, if gruesome, departures from the original. Also directed by Branagh, the suspenseful treat- ment alternates the horrific with the doctor's impassioned love for his beautiful adopted sister (He- lena Bonham-Carter), thereby adding a human dimension to the old science-tampering-with- nature story, a cautionary fable of continuing relevance in an age of genetic engineering. Some in- tense and gory violence as well as brief shadowy nudity. The USCC classification is A-IV adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. (Columbia TriStar, rental) "The War" (1994) Affecting anti-war in 1970 rural MississipPl, guilt-ridden Vietnam Costner) encourages 1 and daughter (Elij Lexi Randall) to than fight bent on taking over treehouse. delicately acted, d Avnet connects the creasingly physical with the wartime the emotionally the movie suffers stridently children from caring parents. battlefield violence, venile violence as minimal profanity. classific adolescents. The PG-13 -- parents tioned that some inappropriate for 13. 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