Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema

  • Title: Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema
  • Author: Gary Giddins
  • ISBN: 9780393337921
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • ✓ Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema ✓ Gary Giddins - Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema, Warning Shadows Home Alone with Classic Cinema In his illuminating new work Gary Giddins explores the evolution of film from the first moving pictures and peepshows to the digital era of DVDs and online video streaming New technologies have chan
    ✓ Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema ✓ Gary Giddins - Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema, Warning Shadows Home Alone with Classic Cinema In his illuminating new work Gary Giddins explores the evolution of film from the first moving pictures and peepshows to the digital era of DVDs and online video streaming New technologies have chan

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    1. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a movie studio in possession of a fortune must be in want of Great Books This is just one of many brilliant,eccentric and elegant chapter introductions in collection of magazine articles published between 2005 and 2009 mostly in The New York Sun and now nicely preserved under title Warning shadows home alone with classic cinema by Gary Giddins Giddins, who is an excellent music critic shows that he is not limited on just one territory he writes about c [...]

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    2. Collection of previously published pieces by Giddins about classic cinema The articles were pegged to a DVD release s so they are a little basic and introductory for people who already know the films being discussed Still Giddins is a very perceptive critic and almost always has something interesting to say Still waiting for Giddins second volume of his Bing Crosby biography.

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    3. Sometimes I read cookbooks sheerly for the pleasure of it I read this book on movies in the same spirit I m not particularly interested in movies, I haven t made a study of them and these days, I should be embarrassed to admit, almost the only films that get me to part with 12 for a ticket involve good looking people in tights So this book, which is a collection of essays and often pretty technical, did the almost inconceivable in making me want to go looking for movies some old, some modern, so [...]

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    4. a collection of his newspaper columns on DVD reissues which he wrote in the first several years of this century Some of these DVDs may be still in print, though I suspect many of the films are either available to be streamed or lost once again There are certainly dozens I m ready to watch right now Giddins rarely writes about the most familiar films, and when he does, he usually finds an angle previously unexplored, or a detail previously relegated to the background I m most familiar with his d [...]

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    5. Giddins is a great writer, one I m used to reading for his thoughts about jazz rather than film, but he knows both areas well Warning Shadows is a collection of essays mostly discussing the releases of various DVD collections My two complaints about the book are these 1 The book contains several categories that hold little interest for me, such as Musicals and Disney films This is just my person tastes and not Giddins s fault 2 Giddins often assumes too much previous knowledge of the reader, ma [...]

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    6. I m a classic film buff, but this book takes it to the next level, reviewing DVD compilations of very obscure old movies Each chapter is an essay on an actor, director, or genre I skimmed it, dipping only into the chapters dealing with familiar to me films.

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    7. Lots of fun for people who enjoy old movies This would make a good gift.

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    8. Giddins is best as a jazz writer but he writes about film well also.

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    9. How does this man have time to be a music critic and apparently see every movie in the history of cinema and he seems to remember everything , not to mention his terrific writing

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    10. Giddiness wrote about movies available on DVD There is some good film history here He likes to dig into obscure films.

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