Film on Paper: The Inner Life of Movies

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Film on Paper: The Inner Life of Movies

Format:  Paperback,

292 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Natl Book Network

Publish Date: Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9781566637596

ISBN-10: 1566637597

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In absorbing essays on books about film, the distinguished critic Richard Schickel offers more insights into moviemaking on every page than a reader will find in an entire shelf of film encyclopedias. His trenchant observations about films, actors, directors, producers, and the machinations of an always fascinating industry are consistently authoritative and entertaining. Here are charming but clear-eyed appraisals of Hollywood's major players, its low comedy and high self-regard, its bedrock of bourgeois values, its strange and convoluted affair with sex, and its relentless drive to give the customers what they want, regardless of critical failings. Film on Paper promises to be one of the most enjoyable movie books of the year.


Publisher: Natl Book Network
Publish Date: Apr 2008
ISBN-13: 9781566637596
ISBN-10: 1566637597
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 292
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.98
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 1.0
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Chapter outline

The Center Holds
Generalities and Genres
Nicole's Nose
A Superman of Their Own
The Mesh of Mediocrity
No Business Like Low Business
What Became of Myrna's Navel?
Alternate Universes
Portraits of the Artists
The Dialectics of the Squiggle
The Express Train of Travesty
Low Light, Low Lives
What Is This Thing Called Love?
War Is Heck
Clueless in Babylon
A Vision in the Air
Legends of the Spring
Lounge Lizard
Godfrey Daniel!
Soft, Flabby and Billowing
Ridin' Down the Canyon
Shuffled Off
The Well of Solipsism
Dancing with the Stars
Barefoot Girl with Cheek
Marilyn: A Touch of Reality
The Egoist
He Walked the Line
Sly Boots
The Power of One
Talking the Talk
Shouldering the Sky
Damaged Goods
Blind Ambition
Auteur of His Own Misery
Beam Us Up, Scotty
Slouching Toward Glory
Truffles in the Pasta
The Odd Couple
The Stockholm Syndrome
The Call of the Wild
Afternoons of the Auteurs
Take the Money and Stay
The Hack
Paradise Found
Edge of the Party
Blood on the Floor
Men in Suits
Idylls of the King
The Wages of Restlessness
A System's Genius
The Man in the Paperless Office
The Power of Positive Thinking
Still Running
The Encyclopedist's Encyclicals
Reader of the Lost Arcs
Disheveled in Dreamland
A Nostalgia for Virtue
Notes Toward the Definition of (Film) Culture
Passionate Intensity
A Taste for Fine Distinctions
The Music of the Moment

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