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A Conservative Christian Reviews The Greatest Movies Ever Made by George McManus

A Conservative Christian Reviews The Greatest Movies Ever Made

by George McManus

Pages: 208

Dimensions: 8.25 x 11

Category
  • RELIGION - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781591606192

Price : $18.49

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A Conservative Christian Reviews the Greatest Movies Ever Made was written to give Christians some guidance and perspective on the best films worth viewing that were produced during the first century of filmmaking.
In the introduction, the author shows how the radical Left, in one generation, has transformed moviemaking away from the moral standards and family values of "The Golden Age of Hollywood." The 440 motion pictures chosen for the book were picked by the author and a committee of twenty-two others connected with the film industry, including director Robert Wise (The Sound of Music) and cinematographer Fred Koenekamp (Patton). The survey includes what the panel concluded to be the top one hundred films of all-time.
Along with the "cream of the crop" are fifty landmark films, fifty of the most underrated movies of all time, and forty family classics. The book covers both domestic and foreign films representing England, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Canada, China/Hong Kong, and Russia. Each essay also includes trivia, data, critical comments, and where deemed necessary, warnings for those films with sex scenes, violence, or foul language. Additionally, there are fifty photographs- candids, stills, posters, and portraits-plus a trivia quiz.

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GEORGE MCMANUS spent forty years in broadcast journalism, most of it in California, where he had occasion to interview dozens of filmmakers such as Lauren Bacall, Debbie Reynolds, John Carradine, and Charlton Heston. He also covered the Academy Awards twice as a reporter.
For ten years he produced and narrated a popular radio series, A Question of Religion, heard on numerous major radio stations in metropolitan markets. Guests on the program included Billy Graham, Malachi Martin, and Robert Schuller. The broadcast won several awards including the coveted Gabriel Award, the Award of Merit from the Religious Public Relations Council of New York, and the Faith and Freedom Award of Religious Heritage of America. He currently lives in northern California with his wife and their children.

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