NOW AND THEN, THE MOVIES GET IT RIGHT: A DOZEN FILMS THAT DAZZLE, DELIGHT... AND SAY SOMETHING by Neal Stannard

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Courageous stands taken by the characters in a major movie are explored by film historian, Neal Stannard:

 

1.      Rock Hundson in Giant

2.      Rock Hudson in The Spiral Road

3.      Jimmy Stewart in Shenandoah

4.      Jimmy Stewart in Flight of the Phoenix

5.      Star Trek “Arena”

6.      Star Trek “The Doomsday Machine”

7.      Errol Flynn in Too Much, Too Soon

8.      Trevor Howard in The Roots of Heaven

9.      Gregory Peck in MacArthur

10.  Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List

 

"Now and then movie critics and historians do get it right, which is happily the case this time for Neal Stannard's new book . . .  nothing short of a tour de force of fabulous films from the Silver Age. Hat's off!"- David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter, Burned, Mutiny, and Soldier of God

 

"I am most impressed, not only with Neal's approach to the subject, but also with his choice of films to support his thesis. I find it provocative, I find it stimulating, and I see it as a course in upper grad work for a university program in Philosophy."- Lawrence Montaigne, film and TV actor, dancer, educator best known as "Stonn" and "Decius" in Star Trek and "Haynes" in The Great Escape

 

"A fascinating read for people who like to think beyond the confines of the box; for people who seek the message behind the marquis; and for people who open their minds and hearts to unusual perspectives of human drama, in and out of the movies. Be prepared for a stimulating ride. Neal Stannard has definitely produced a winner."- Marshall Frank, author of Criminal Injustice in America, From Violins to Violece, Militant Islam in America and ­ the Latent


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