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Keepers : the greatest films-and personal favorites-of a moviegoing lifetime

Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A critic and historian who has been watching cinema for seventy years and has seen almost nineteen thousand films presents a tour of his favorite movies, highlighting forgotten treasures and explaining what makes a film a hit or a flop.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Schickel
ISBN: 9780375424595 0375424598
OCLC Number: 891185687
Description: vii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Notes toward the definition of an obsession --
Speaking of silence --
Exceptions --
Ironies --
The system --
Men with movie cameras --
A studio's way --
"The son of a gun is nothing but a tailor" --
A touch of Lubitsch --
Two cheers for Mr. Muckle --
Shrieks, freaks, geeks --
What's funny about that? --
Greatness --
Ornaments of the age --
"Up this hero goes" --
Getting serious --
Masterpieces --
Don't you know there's a war on? --
Children of paradise --
Crime waves --
Why we fight --
Muse of fire --
Here's looking at you, kid --
The best years --
Fasten your seat belts --
Don't unfasten those seat belts yet --
Mixed baggage --
To live --
Bergman--at last --
The criminal life --
Clint --
Belle de Jour --
The Apu trilogy --
Fellini --
Strange loves --
Getting started, or, I thought you'd never ask --
The wrath of God--or is it His silence? --
Marty --
Earning it, or, Spielberg's way --
Clint again --
Tarnished gold --
Kubrick again --
The Force is with us --
Losing it --
"No animals were harmed ..." --
We've got to end somewhere --
That wonderful year--1987.
Responsibility: Richard Schickel.

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A critic and historian who has been watching cinema for seventy years and has seen almost nineteen thousand films presents a tour of his favorite movies, highlighting forgotten treasures and explaining what makes a film a hit or a flop.

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