The Film Club: No School. No Work ... Just Three Films a Week

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Jesse didn't want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father's choosing.

What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world's best (and occasionally worst) films - from True Romance to Chunking Express, A Hard Day's Night to Rosemary's Baby, and La Dolce Vita to Giant. The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship - but they also open doors to a young man's interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father's initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult - who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father...

The Film Club is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing, and emotive, it follows 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 film

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David Gilmour is an award-winning and highly respected film critic - both in print and on television - and a bestselling novelist. This is his first literary memoir. He lives in Canada.

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Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 176 x 110 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jesse didn t want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father s choosing. What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world s best (and occasionally worst) films - from True Romance to Chunking Express, A Hard Day s Night to Rosemary s Baby, and La Dolce Vita to Giant. The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship - but they also open doors to a young man s interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father s initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult - who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father.The Film Club is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing, and emotive, it follows one man s attempt to chart a course for his beloved son s rocky passage into adulthood. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091937997

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Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 176 x 110 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Jesse didn t want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father s choosing. What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world s best (and occasionally worst) films - from True Romance to Chunking Express, A Hard Day s Night to Rosemary s Baby, and La Dolce Vita to Giant. The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship - but they also open doors to a young man s interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father s initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult - who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father.The Film Club is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing, and emotive, it follows one man s attempt to chart a course for his beloved son s rocky passage into adulthood. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091937997

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Ebury Publishing | No School. No Work. Just Three Films A Week | Was macht man mit einem halbwüchsigen Sohn, der nicht mehr zur Schule gehen möchte? David Gilmour schlug seinem Sohn einen ungewöhnlichen Handel vor: keine Schule, keine Verantwortung, aber drei gemeinsam geschaute Filme pro Woche, das sollte seine Ausbildung sein. Drei Filme pro Woche und sehr viele Gespräche über Freundschaft und Liebe, Familie und die Schwierigkeiten erwachsen zu werden. The touching, true story of what happens when a father tries to educate his chaotic teenage son through film | Jesse didn't want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father's choosing.What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world's best (and occasionally worst) films - from True Romance to Chunking Express , A Hard Day's Night to Rosemary's Baby , and La Dolce Vita to Giant . The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship - but they also open doors to a young man's interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father's initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult - who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father.The Film Club is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing, and emotive, it follows one man's attempt to chart a course for his beloved son's rocky passage into adulthood. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 133 gr | 256 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780091937997

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