Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

by John Dileo
Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

by John Dileo



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Spanning titles and eras from The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) to Three Kings (1999), Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery by John DiLeo is not the typical collection of nostalgia-minded movie reviews. DiLeo provides such detailed analyses and enlightening critiques that readers will finish the book eager to view all of the forty films featured in his third and latest book. Movie-goers of all persuasions will discover fresh spins on the careers of famous stars and new insights into the screen's essential genres. Screen Savers unearths cinematic gems that haven't been as praised or well-remembered as they deserve to be. The book also sets the historical context for the films and discusses the reasons why these movies may have been unjustly overlooked. Screen Savers restores and intensifies each film's considerable merits, making the book a tribute to movies that even the most devout film fan may have missed.

By bringing new recognition to the artistry, vitality, and cultural significance of these forty diverse films, John DiLeo engages in a dialogue with his readers, enhanced by his compulsively readable style. The effect is that of a film encyclopedia in friendly conversation, as if the author were sitting down with an old friend. DiLeo has the gift of being able to share with readers what he has been lucky enough to discover within these movie treasures. Screen Savers is the perfect companion for those eager to widen their film-going horizons and whose idea of heaven is a rainy day, a bowl of popcorn, and a double feature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601826558
Publisher: Hansen Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 344
File size: 466 KB

About the Author

Author John DiLeo offers full-bodied appraisals of each of his selections in Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery, breezily combining scholarly acumen with a film fanatic’s passion. DiLeo utilizes his lively, accessible style and sharp, insightful critical eye, venturing beyond obvious choices and whetting our appetites to see these vital movies. Be they underseen, dismissed, or taken-for-granted in their day, the films in Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery deserve a place of honor in our film heritage.

Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery is John DiLeo’s third book. His first book was And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies (St. Martin’s, 1999), hailed by Pauline Kael as “the smartest movie quiz book I’ve ever seen.” His second book was 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’t (Limelight Editions, 2002), which Adolph Green called “a valuable and touching work.” TCM host Robert Osborne said, in the Hollywood Reporter, that the book “delightfully throws the spotlight on some remarkable film work,” and the Washington Post ‘s reaction was, “Not only is this helpful criticism, but 100 Great Film Performances can serve as balm for anyone who has ever been disgruntled by the Academy’s choices on Oscar night.” John has been a contributing book reviewer for the Washington Post ‘s Book World and currently writes DVD and film-book reviews in three monthly columns, appearing in Milford Magazine (PA), Allegany Magazine (MD), and Central Voice ( Harrisburg , PA ). He frequently hosts classic-film series, appears on radio programs, conducts film-history seminars, and has been an annual participant in the Black Bear Film Festival in the Poconos where he interviewed Farley Granger (2005) and Arlene Dahl (2006) on the festival’s stage. His website is Born in 1961 in Brooklyn , John was raised on Long Island and graduated from Ithaca College in 1982 with a B.F.A.
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