One of the things that I enjoy is consuming media that is mentioned in various nonfiction books that I read. I have read and watched quite a few books and movies that were referenced to make a point in a work of non-fiction. I read “Sophie’s Choice” (a book that is on my “I’m Really Glad I Read This But It Was So Disturbing That I Will Never Read It Again” list – there aren’t many books on this list but it does exist) because of it being referenced in Daniel Migliore’s book “The Power of God and the Gods of Power“.
Recently I finished “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America“, a book that I would encourage you to read. It referenced Andy Griffith‘s first movie “A Face in the Crowd“. I had never heard of the movie and it sounded so very different from the wholesome image that Griffith was known for, so I wanted to watch it. Tonight Pam and watch it and it was remarkable. It was so different from what I was expecting from a film made in 1957. It was also amazing how current its themes seemed.
“White Trash” also mentioned the early 70s documentary series “An American Family“. I’ll be tracking this down through our library and watching it soon.
So let me recap:
- Watch “A Face in the Crowd”
- Read “White Trash”
- and while you are at it I would recommend reading Migliore’s “The Power of God and the Gods of Power”
My work here is done.