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The Film Club

A Dad, His Teenage Son and the Education He Couldn't Refuse

By (author) David Gilmour
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Ebury Publishing, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Ebury Press
Published: 6th Mar 2008
ISBN-10: 0091920175
ISBN-13: 9780091920173
Barcode No: 9780091920173
Synopsis
Jesse didn't want to go to school anymore. After much deliberation, his father offers him an unconventional deal: he can drop out, sleep all day, not work, not pay rent, but on one condition - that he watches three films a week, of his father's choosing. What follows is an unusual journey as week by week, side by side, they watch the world's best (and occasionally worst) films - from "True Romance" to "Chunking Express", "A Hard Day's Night" to "Rosemary's Baby", and "La Dolce Vita" to "Giant". The films get them talking: about girls, music, heartbreak, work, drugs, money, friendship - but they also open doors to a young man's interior life at a time when a parent is normally shut out. Gradually the father's initial worries are set aside as he watches his son morph from chaotic teenager to self-assured adult - who even starts to get up before noon. As the film club moves towards its poignant and inevitable conclusion, the young man makes a decision which surprises even his father..."The Film Club" is a book that goes straight to the heart. Honest, unsparing, and emotive, it follows one man's attempt to chart a course for his beloved son's rocky passage into adulthood.

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