It was an unconventional deal: Jesse could leave school, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent – but he had to watch three films a week ... of his father’s choosing.
Week by week, side by side, father and son watch the world’s best (and occasionally worst) films – from True Romance to Chungking Express, A Hard Day’s Night to Rosemary’s Baby, Showgirls to La Dolce Vita. The films get them talking – about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, love, friendship – and they open doors to a young man’s interior life at a time when parents are normally shut out. Gradually, the son develops from a chaotic teenager into a self-assured young adult, but as the film club moves towards its bittersweat and inevitable conclusion, Jesse makes a decision which surprises even his father…
The Film Club is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing and poignant, it is the true story of one man’s attempt to chart a course for his beloved son’s rocky passage into adulthood.
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The touching, true story of what happens when a father tries to educate his chaotic teenage son through filmAbout the Author:
David Gilmour is an award-winning and highly respected film critic - both in print and on television - and the author of six bestselling novels. This is his first literary memoir. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Book Description Ebury, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091924529
Book Description Ebury, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091924529