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  1. Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century
    Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century
    Craig Detweiler
    Baker Academic / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $28.13
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW035920
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  1. Jim Parsons
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Thoughtful and well-written
    January 20, 2011
    Jim Parsons
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is an amazingly good book. The author has done well to pull theology and film study together into a tremendously well-written book - and one full of substance. Obviously, one would have to be interested in insights about movies and theology to care, but for anyone who does want to think this book is a valuable resource of thoughtful considerations. The writing is exquisite and the author has done his homework - and beyond. I found treasures enough for weeks here, and would recommend the book to anyone who cares to read deeply. The book isn't for someone hoping to get a "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down" review of a particular film, and certainly the author's wide range of acceptance for film reviews might offend those more likely to want to "cover their eyes" or exorcise anything that might offend - some movies reviewed have "bad" language, certainly. This said, I cannot say how much I appreciated this author's dedication to good writing and solid thinking! Two Thumbs Up!!
  2. PaulN
    Colorado
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    desperately needed an editor
    November 11, 2010
    PaulN
    Colorado
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 2
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    As a non-fiction book about movies, this book lacks the basic formatting and organization to make the information accessible. It's basically a long essay that references movies. If you want to read the book straight through, it flows well. If you actually want to read about a specific movie, good luck. I'm sure the author had some good ideas, and had he been paired with a good development editor who helped him organize the book into a useful format it would have been an excellent resource. As it is, it's nearly useless.
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