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"Troy Kinney offers a very helpful, practical and entertaining guide for watching movies, indeed watching all stories in a discerning way. He explains the basics of filmmaking for the layman in a simple easy-to-understand way that will expand your appreciation of movies and TV like never before! I loved his simplicity and clarity, and especially his creative use of online movie clips for real world examples to learn from. This guy knows what he is talking about." 

Brian Godawa
Screenwriter and Best-selling author, 

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment

 "...Troy Kinney writes about the various elements of film (lighting, sound, camera, editing, etc.) he then provides a number of examples through the use of the QR codes. It's like having an expert film reviewer show you the elements of film in actual time. I found this use of QR codes to be effective and infectious--I kept turning the page wanting to see "just a few more" snippets!"

Richard Klaus

"...If you're a visual learner like me (or if you just like watching movies, also like me), good news: there are lots of video clips throughout the book that the author uses to illustrate what he's talking about. And wow, does he pick good movie clips. For most of the clips, I'd either seen the movie and already love it, or was so intrigued by the clip that I now want to see it. Got a long watch list after reading this book."

Erin Kahn

A favorite quote
from, The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

“For this world also which seems to us a thing of stone and flower and blood is not a thing at all but a tale. And all in it is a tale and each tale the sum of all lesser tales and yet they are the selfsame tale and contain as well all else within them. So everything is necessary. Every least thing. This is the hard lesson. Nothing can be dispensed with. Nothing despised. Because the seams are hid from us, you see. The joinery. The way in which the world is made. We have no way to know what could be taken away. What omitted. We have no way to tell what might stand and what might fall. And those seams that are hid from us are of course in the tale itself and the tale has no abode or place of being except in the telling only and there it lives and makes its home and therefore we can never be done with the telling. Of the telling there is no end.”

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