PDF/EPUB The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son


  • Hardcover
  • 264
  • The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son
  • David Gilmour
  • English
  • 06 April 2020
  • 9780887622854

David Gilmour Ï 6 Characters

Free read The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son David Gilmour Ï 6 Characters Review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï David Gilmour Of school not work not pay rent but he must watch three movies a week of his father's choosing Week by week side by side father and son watched everything from True Romance to Rosemary's Baby to Showgirls and films by Akira Kurosawa Martin Scorsese Brian DePalma Billy Wilder among others The movies got them ta. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about this book There are so many writers out there who are now writing memoirs about their experiments in living I am not so sure that they aren t conducting the experiment just to get material for a book David Gilmour an out of work television hostfilm writer decides to let his teenage son drop out of school on the condition that he watch 3 movies with his father a week He doesn t have to get a job do anything to help his struggling divorced parents around the house or even partake in a hobby It seems that as long as he sits with dad to watch films he can sleep all day drink all night and spend his cash on cigarettes and beer Oh and he s an aspiring rap singer That said it could have been a better book Gilmour picks some interesting films and they could be fodder for discussion between father and son but rather they seem like background Most of the son s concerns revolve around girls which ones like him which ones he likes Exposure to the films of Woody Allen or Francois Truffault don t really seem to provide any solice when he gets dumped by his beautiful girlfriend Dad do you think she really likes me Yawn

Review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï David GilmourThe Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son

Free read The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son David Gilmour Ï 6 Characters Review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï David Gilmour At the start of this brilliantly unconventional family memoir David Gilmour is an unemployed movie critic trying to convince his fifteen year old son Jesse to do his homework When he realizes Jesse is beginning to view learning as a loathsome chore he offers his son an unconventional deal Jesse could drop out. I don t think I ve read a self serving craptastic piece of writing it barely touches on how they felt about the films they watched together Instead he pompously tells his son to watch for things in the films things that HE likes or notices but he doesn t seem to ask his son what his SON liked then gives a 4 sentence wrap up at the end Most of the book is the authors pointless to the story search for a job and how he lectures his drug abusing drinking son about how he ll get over girls Honestly if this book wasn t billed as a man and his son watching movies I would have actually felt better about it but it s billed as something that it really isn t I d love to know about how they felt about the films about what they agreed or disagreed on and what his son really learned both about film and about life in general Alas it was not to be

Free read The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son

Free read The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son David Gilmour Ï 6 Characters Review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï David Gilmour Lking about Jesse's life and his own romantic dramas with mercurial girlfriends heart wrenching breakups and the kind of obsessive yearning usually seen only in movies Through their film club father and son discussed girls music work drugs money love and friendship and their own lives changed in surprising way. One of those books that I picked up on a bit of a whim at the library that was deliciously light weekend fare that could be read in a couple of uick sittings The premise of this one is rather remarkable a Canadian father offers to let his son drop out of school if he watches three movies a week There are uite a few things in this book that really disturb not the least of which is the fact that the son is hard to like He drinks a lot is an aspiring rapper and it is hard to tell whether he really is getting that much from the films they are watching Sometimes you wonder whether the father is trying to be of friend to the son than he is a parent something I just find intolerable You would think the films would provide the groundwork for discussion abut life and all the learning that would supplement the high school experience but these discussions are rarely chronicled Essentially the films serve as a background to the larger story of a parent helping his son deal with the various heartbreaks that come with growing upDespite the above mentioned criticism I couldn t help but enjoy this book Watching a great movie much like reading a great book is such an affecting experience at times it can be almost spiritual John Irving has a great uote in The Fourth Hand where he notes that movies can be mutually appreciated but the specific reasons for loving them cannot satisfactorily be shared Movies are comprised of the whole range of moods you are in when you see them you can never exactly imitate someone else s love of a movie What is so great about this book is that we get to hear multiple times about multiple movies why Gilmour loves them and I love to hear people talk and write about things they are passionate about In the book while imparting advice to his son about his rap lyrics Gilmour advises his son to essentially write what you know and those various points in this book where the author writes what he knows about filmmaking are tough to beat Here for example is a uote that I loved American Graffiti isn t just about a bunch of kids on a Saturday night When a very youg Richard Dreyfuss drops in on the local radio station there s a gorgeous moment when he catches Wolfman Jack doing his gravel voiced routine Dreyfuss suddenly understands what the center of the universe really is It s not a place it s the embodiment of a desire to never miss out on anything not somewhere you can go in other words but rather a place you want to be And I loved the speech the hot rodder gives about how it used to take a full tank of gas to do the town strip but now it s over in five minutes Without knowing it he s talking about the end of childhood The world has shrunk while you were looking the other way I don t want to wear out my welcome talking about Proust and American Graffiti but how else can you look at that beautiful girl in the Thunderbird who keeps appearing and disappearing at the edge of Dreyfuss s vision except as an example of the Proustian contemplation that possession and desire are mutually exclusive that for the girl to be the girl she must always be pulling away There were various moments such as that that made this book worthwhile If you love movies and you love to hear people talking passionately about movies this book has enough to keep you satisfied


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    PDF/EPUB The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son Review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï David Gilmour 46 pages into this book and I had to put it down I like challenging books but I don't like the challenge to be having enough self control not to throw the book across the room To be fair memoirs are probably a pretty indulgent genre Written by people about themselves it's no wonder that when they go wrong they go horribly wrong as with The Film Club by David Gilmour I don't necessarily take issue with this stor

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