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An influential film critic, screenwriter, and producer, as well as a novelist, Greene's rich insights into the art and industry of cinema permeate this collection of reviews, essays, and other film writings.

Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture from 'The Exorcist' to 'Seinfeld'
Thomas S. Hibbs (Spence Publishing)

Baylor University professor of philosophy Hibbs's provocative book contemplates Nietzsche's legacy and how popular culture expresses and shapes attitudes toward good and evil.

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue: Second Edition
Robert K. Johnston (Baker Academic)

Fuller Theological Seminary professor of theology and culture Johnston's classic book offers a historical, theological, and critical road map to thinking Christianly about movies.

An Experiment in Criticism
C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press)

Though focused on literature, Lewis's proposal to turn criticism on its head, contemplating different ways of reading as a key to evaluating artistic merit, applies equally to all art forms.

Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies
Jeffrey Overstreet (Regal Books)

Former CT film critic and columnist Overstreet's engaging "travelogue of dangerous moviegoing" is part movie journal, part philosophical and critical inquiry. Great recommendations.

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The Graham Greene Film Reader, Shows About Nothing, Reel Spirituality, An Experiment in Criticism, and Through a Screen Darkly are available from, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers.

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