Monday, May 5, 2008

"The Film Club: A Memoir"

New from Twelve: The Film Club: A Memoir by David Gilmour.

About the book, from the publisher:

In his first nonfiction book, award-winning author David Gilmour details an unconventional deal he made with his son Jesse: He could drop out 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 De Palma, and Billy Wilder, among others. The movies got them talking—about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, love, and friendship—helping the chaotic teenager evolve into a self-assured young adult. And as the film club moved towards its bittersweet conclusion, Jesse would make a decision that would surprise even his father.
Read an excerpt from The Film Club: A Memoir.