Any list of how ever many timeless/best is sure to be heavily dependent on the opinions of one or more people. Susan Granger the author of this book has the background to give strong foundation to her opinions. Granger grew up as the daughter of acclaimed director S. Sylvan Simon ( From Here to Eternity.) Susan herself even held minor parts in several movies during her childhood. Acting legend Jane Powell had this to say about Susan, “I have known Susan since she was four years old. She was bright then-she’s even brighter now-in every way. And she knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff.”
The book itself is an encyclopedic collection of easy reading, but detailed, informative reviews of a wide range of films. Some of the films reviewed include, Avatar, Saving Private Ryan, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, All the King’s Men. True film buffs will want to read this book from cover to cover, Susan’s insights are that good. At the same time it makes a great addition to the reference shelf of anyone who needs a go to source on popular movies. In fact Gary Cooper’s daughter Maria Cooper Janis said “ Susan Granger has given us this guide, 150 Timeless Movies, which should be an important addition to the library of anyone who love4s film.” I myself found Granger’s reviews helped me learn new things, even about movies I had seen before. As Christians it is important that we make deliberate informed choices, especially when it comes to movies and other elements of “Pop culture.” Granger’s book makes that task much easier.
If you can’t find this book on the shelf of your local library, it would be a good one to recommend to them. If you prefer your own copy it is available in hardback, trade paperback and e-book versions. It can be found at Amazon.com, Booksamillion.com and most other online and bricks and mortar booksellers. You can also order directly from the publisher Hannacroix Creek Books at www.hannacroixcreekbooks.com.
This review was based on a copy of the book provided by the publisher.
LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition both for its corporate FaithEqualityIndex.com rating system, and also for its Faith Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. FDC serves as a key resource for audiences and entertainment industry leaders alike, measuring the faith-compatibility of entertainment offerings and predicting how they will resonate.
Coming to theaters nationwide Friday, March 18th, Sony/Columbia Picture’s film MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN receives a strong 4 out of 5 stars from Faith Driven Consumer, meaning the film is highly likely to resonate with the Faith Driven Consumer audience. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, based on the best-selling book by Christy Beam, tells the true story of a little girl who faces an extraordinary, life-threatening disease and I miraculously healed following a freak accident and near-death experience.
Chris Stone, Founder of Faith Driven Consumer and Certified Brand Strategist, has issued the following statement:
“With the recent release of RISEN and THE YOUNG MESSIAH—and upcoming release of GOD’S NOT DEAD 2—Hollywood is rolling out faith content with a pace and frequency that is in keeping with demand. Studios will be rewarded at the box office for offering the right content for the faith audience.
“Sony’s MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is the inspirational movie of the year. It’s a heartbreaking and hopeful journey—one that reminds us that God is not a distant figure, but rather a loving Father who is actively engaged in our lives and in our world, and who often reveals Himself through the love of everyday people. This is one of those rare films that the whole family, from the little ones up to mom and dad, will enjoy together.”
Faith Driven Consumer’s Faith-Friendly Film Reviews are based on five core criteria: Overall Faith and/or Biblical Relevance; Faith-compatible Depiction of Characters and Character Relationships; Faith-compatible Depiction of Situations, Family Viewing Suitability; and Entertainment Value.
Read the entire review of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN here: http://www.faithdrivenconsumer.com/miracles_from_heaven