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Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: August 8th. 1999
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-- I have often been in intense discussions over what Wicca is. Because of popular culture, how they view us is perpetuated in movies and TV. Look at "The Craft" often in my circles referred as The Crap. Here we can obviously see it is a movie yet I still hear opinions on how it rings true from other people who do not understand. The Blair Witch Project is the next step. Done in a documentary style that blurs the line. It may be "just a story" but too many people don't get it. And already there has been some negative backlash. - Rev. Owle.



-- It is so true, what you can't see or can't explain is always what scares you more than what is "visible". I love the way there could be so many different "twists" to this movie also. - Neitowl.



-- About the witch side, I do not feel that it has any negative impact on the religious side, there is so much unseen and {so many} unknown forces in this movie. - GrafFalke.



--- As to the general story line...it was not bad but should have been hyped for what it was...a mockumentery. The whole thing has the momentum that "War Of The Worlds" did when it was broadcast. I had hoped those days were over and we were past such ridiculous stunts. I guess not. This whole thing is a definite "thumbs down" for me. - Cece Busse.



-- I was a bit bothered by the female character's remark when she compared her roasting a vienna sausage to the burning of witches, that was bad, very bad. - BlueCat.



-- The title of this movie is "The Blair Witch Project." And that is what it is about. It is not about the Blair Witch. It is not about the stuff that scared them or caused their disappearances. It is about the project itself. It is a psychological treatise on the breakdown of human intellect when faced with the unknown. They were lost, they were hungry and they were deprived of sleep. The result was an emotional and psychologicalcrash. What happened in the last half hour of the film was irrelevant. If they had found their way out of the woods and gone back into society it would have been the same movie to me. - Michael Brinkley.



-- I went to see the much-awaited film, "The Blair Witch Project". My first comment on this experience is: "SAVE YOUR MONEY". - Steve McManus.



-- I suggest that perhaps some aspiring film person might make a movie that will really show the audience what is happening in our society today, and incorporate into that, a true glimpse of just how much is involved in learning about pagan ways and Witchcaft and Wicca. - Noaell.



-- The witches I know are healers, just like those people burned/hanged/andtortured during the time the "Blair Witch" took place. I, and several people who are members of my club (I am the founder) are upset over the whole movie and the documentary. If they must air this stuff, at least have the decency to tell the viewers that it isfiction, ok? - Gypsycaine.



-- I did notice, however, that about 1/4 of the people in the theatre stayed in their seats and seemed somewhat stunned and shocked. I can't figure out why. Even if I had thought this was "real" I'd've been bored. Not even a single creepy moment, IMO, and I really didn't care at all what would happen to those annoying people! - Kathwoman.



-- The disorganized children and truth aspect of it has greatly diminished the "Witch" idea in the movie. In other words, the strength of the movie hardly lies in the depiction of Elly Kedward or Witch practices.. I believe the movie was entirely created to be enjoyable and somewhat scary-which it profoundly managed to do. - Mariam.



-- This was a "believeable" storyline. It almost made me wonder if it was all true and the government was just trying to cover up the truth. - Myrydyan.



-- I absolutely loved this movie. I think the way it was filmed and advertised makes it terrifyingly good. I don't think its too damaging to the good image modern witches would like to be portrayed as, because there really isn't any mention of a real witch. It's just the general "bogeyman" kind of term. Anyone who is intelligent enough to listen to the truth when we tell them is intelligent enough to distinguish the two uses of the term and those who aren't will always think witches are evil regardless of what they see or hear. Lets give the general public a little credit and assume they can separate fantasy and reality. As much real information as the pagan community has been putting out lately should be give the people plenty of opportunity to learn if they want to. - Dnysa.



-- Accuracy has never been Hollywoods forte, they tend to create what will sell and it'll be a long time until that will ever change. So in the end we get little for speaking out about the film and a lot for speaking out about ourselves. I can simply urge you at this point to forget about Hollywood and in the end we will win and Hollywood will continue as it always has and always will. - Ryan Whyte.



-- As far as being offended by the name, or even the use of the terms "witch" or "witchcraft" in the movie, I have to say it did not bother me...well, not enough to get mad over it, anyway.- Akriel WatchingWolf.




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