Through A Screen Darkly

Through A Screen Darkly

Book - 2008
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Film critic Jeffrey Overstreet reviews movies from all genres (from blockbusters to buried treasures and from those with popular entertainers to under-appreciated masterpieces), and shares interviews with filmmakers and actors (Peter Jackson, Ralph Winter, Elija Wood, Ian McKellan, and more). Includes the author's 100 most recommended films for discussion, along with questions to dig deeper for rewarding post-viewing conversations.

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In the style of a cinematic travel journal, film columnist and critic Jeffrey Overstreet of Christianity Today and leads readers down paths less traveled to explore some of the best films you’ve never seen. Examining a feast of movies, from blockbusters to buried treasure, Overstreet peels back the layers of work by popular entertainers and under-appreciated masters. He shares excerpts from conversations with filmmakers like Peter Jackson, Wim Wenders, Kevin Smith, Scott Derrickson, producer Ralph Winter, and stars like Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, Keanu Reeves and the cast of Serenity, drawing “war-stories” from his encounters with movie stars, moviemakers, moviegoers and other critics in both mainstream and religious circles. He argues that what makes some films timeless rather than merely popular has everything to do with the way these artists—whether they know it or not—have captured reflections of God in their work. Through a Screen Darkly also includes a collection of reviews, humorous anecdotes and on-the-scene film festival reports, as well as recommendations for movie discussion groups and meditations on how different films echo the myriad ways in which Christ captured the attention and imagination of culture.

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Reviews over one hundred motion pictures, shares interviews with filmmakers and actors, and provides discussion questions for rewarding post-viewing conversations.

Publisher: Ventura, Calif. : Regal Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780830743155
Characteristics: 351 p. ; 22 cm

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