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Monday, October 18, 2010

Swashbucklers: Religious and Non-Religious

I recently completed listening to The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and saw the movie The Three Musketeers, also by Dumas. It reminded me of the Church's Public Service Announcement (PSA) entitled Swashbucklers. See the embedded video below:

This PSA was recognized in 2009 by the Noral Group through their National Media Survey. Naturally the Church was pleased with the honor. (see this link and this link.)
Eva Kasten, President and Founder of Noral Group International, Inc, said, “Media directors, in selecting this PSA, are recognizing that there is no more relevant issue in their communities than their children and families. In the words of one, ‘good people start with good parents.’ We are very pleased to celebrate this spot for so cleverly elevating parenting skills as a priority issue in our communities and our country.”
Swashbucklers was created, produced and distributed by Bonneville Communications, a division of Bonneville International. The Church has several profit and non-profit companies. These are two of them.

Swashbucklers is part of a thirty year effort entitled the Homefront series. You can view their current catalog of offerings for television, radio and print media.

Some of the videos are available on Bonneville Communications' YouTube site including Swashbucklers, SciFi, Runaway Stage and A Little Attention.

The Count of Monte Cristo is a masterpiece. It has replaced Gone With The Wind as my favorite all-time book. The unabridged audiobook is read by John Lee who pronounces the English, French, Italian and Latin flawlessly. It is a delight to listen to. The ebook is available at the Gutenberg Project of course. At approximately over 1,300 words, 117 chapters and 47 audio hours it is not for the faint-of-heart.

So, enjoy swashbucklers whether religious or non-religious.

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