Thursday, February 27, 2014

This Week's Podcast Guest: Mary L. Johnson

This Sunday, millions of people around the world will be glued to their TVs as Hollywood presents its highest honor. Some will watch the Oscars to see who's wearing what on the Red Carpet,  while others will be rooting for their favorite film or actor. I will be watching for both reasons, which is why it was such great fun to interview film aficionado Mary L. Johnson about her book, 6 Degrees of Film: The Future of Film in the Global Village.

6 Degrees of Film is a fascinating discussion of film making through the decades—including the cinematography, writing, directing and acting. It also traces the rise of the big studios and the men--the Mayers, the Goldwyns, and the Selznicks--who built these studios. Each anecdote is an incredible snapshot of critical points in American history, and explores the connection between Hollywood and social / political issues. 

Click here to listen to my interview with Mary L Johnson.
Mary's writing career extends far beyond film; in fact, she is one of the most prolific writers I have ever met. In addition to 6 Degrees of Film, she also maintains several blogs on topics ranging from politics to gluten-free eating. All of them offer powerful insight into issues that matter; for example, explores fundamental challenges that Christians find in the parables of Jesus; and chronicles life as a Florida native.

To learn more about Mary's work, visit the 6 Degrees of Film blog. To buy the book, visit

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