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Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film

Author: Patton Oswalt
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol or sex: it was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton's life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Patton Oswalt; Patton Oswalt; Patton Oswalt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patton Oswalt
ISBN: 9781451673210 1451673213 9781451673227 1451673221
OCLC Number: 885377924
Description: xi, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Movie freaks and sprocket fiends: The New Beverly Cinema, May 20, 1995 --
My first four Night Cafés: Arles, France, September 1888 --
The Largo: Los Angeles, 1996 --
No small actors: Down periscope, 1995 --
Meat and potatoes: Los Angeles, August 1995 --
Overdosing: Los Angeles, October 21-22, 1995 --
You can, unfortunately, go home again: Sterling, Virginia, Thanksgiving 1996 --
The day the clown didn't cry: the Powerhouse Theatre, January 27, 1997 --
Amsterdam: January 7-13, 1998 --
The knave of Queens: March 26-27, 1998 --
Killer Burger and the myth of the Largo: March 4-20, 1999 --
The end of the addiction: Thursday, May 20, 1999, the Vista Theatre --
Whistling in the dark --
The second-to-last Night Café: April 15, 2009.
Responsibility: Patton Oswalt.

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A memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theatre in Los Angeles.  Read more...

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