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Silver Screen Fiend : Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film
by Patton Oswalt


Overview - The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a heartfelt and hilarious ( USA TODAY ) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theater in Los Angeles.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The instant New York Times bestseller from author, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a heartfelt and hilarious (USA TODAY) memoir about coming of age as a performer during the late 1990s while obsessively watching classic films at a legendary theater in Los Angeles. Oswalt has] a set of synapses like a pinball machine and a prose style to match (The New York Times).
Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn t drugs, alcohol, or sex: it was film. After moving to Los Angeles, Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the famous New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton s life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships.
Set in the nascent days of LA s alternative comedy scene, Silver Screen Fiend chronicles Oswalt s journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way. Clever and readable...Oswalt s encyclopedic knowledge and frothing enthusiasm for films (from sleek noir classics, to gory B movies, to cliche-riddled independents, to big empty blockbusters) is relentlessly present, whirring in the background like a projector (The Boston Globe). More than a memoir, this is a love song to the silver screen (Paste Magazine)."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451673227
  • ISBN-10: 1451673221
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 288


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
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Books > Performing Arts > Film - History & Criticism

 
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