Matinee Idylls by Richard Schickel
Reflections on the Movies

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Some of the movies' greatest figures, some of the most important issues raised by the medium, come under close, highly personal, and deeply informed reflection in this new book by one of our most prominent and influential critics. A pleasure to read...intelligent, well-informed, insightful and unfailingly gracious. —Martin Scorsese

About Richard Schickel

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Richard Schickel, film critic for Time for many years, has written biographies of Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, James Cagney, D. W. Griffith, Cary Grant, and Walt Disney, as well as The Men Who Made the Movies, His Picture in the Papers, and Intimate Strangers, a pioneering study of celebrity. He also produces films for television. Mr. Schickel lives in Los Angeles.
Published July 20, 1999 by Ivan R. Dee. 318 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Others evidence a more theoretical orientation, such as an analysis of Sam Fuller as a ""sort of Charles Ives, drawing on the vernacular only to subvert it with a big, blatting unforgettable off-key note."" Yet other pieces, like ""Cinema Paradiso: The Rise and Fall of a Film Culture,"" analyze f...

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