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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375424598, Hardcover)From a legendary film critic and movie fan extraordinaire, the highlights reel of a life spent at the movies.
Richard Schickel has been going to the movies for more than seven decades (reviewing them since 1965), and, in that time, he's seen, by his own count, somewhere in the neighborhood of 18,750 films. Call it "obsession," "lunacy," or a "grand passion" (Schickel grants all three), but there's no one who knows film better than Schickel. Now he gives us the ultimate summing up: a history of film as he's seen--and lived--it, a tour of his favorites, a master class in what makes a film soar or flop. Schickel's no-holds-barred, often raucously irreverent opinions can range from panning classics (Gone with the Wind) to defending bombs (A.I.) to spotlighting forgotten treasures. Buster Keaton, Ingrid Bergman, Bonnie and Clyde, Star Wars,Stanley Kubrick, The Matrix--Schickel reveals all the films and the forces behind them that have kept him coming back for more. An essential addition to any cinephile's library, Keepers is the curation of a brilliant connoisseur and critic, but more than that, it's a love letter to film from one of its most dedicated fans.
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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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