The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

Film & Philosophy

“Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty” – Socrates

I’m peaking…it’s my time.” – The Devil

A film far too relevant for our own times, The Devil’s Advocate should be a film shown in schools. A non-educative film, of course. There are films shown in schools about sex, birth control, how to find a job, what life choices to make – so why not show The Devil’s Advocate straight after ‘How to have sex without facing the consequences’ and ‘How to be a millionaire and ensure an empty life’?

“It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously” – H. L. Mencken

As part of a drive to attempt to stem the all-consuming nature of our materialistic, greed-filled society, I’m sure I’ll be…

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