Featured Non-fiction 8/13

According to the cover notes, author David Thomson wrote The Big Screen not only as a history of the movies, but also to cause us to ponder this: ” Does the big screen take us out into the world or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson’s question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens – the age that, more than ever, we are living in.”