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From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories

From My Seat on the Aisle: Movies and Memories

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From My Seat on the Aisle chronicles more than 30 years of Jack Garner’s experience as a nationally syndicated film critic for the Gannett newspapers. His book compiles the best of his essays, reviews, and interviews with many Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garner offers a unique perspective into the world of film that is humorous, anecdotal, and insightful. 


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Back in stock! 
From My Seat on the Aisle chronicles more than 30 years of Jack Garner’s experience as a nationally syndicated film critic for the Gannett newspapers. His book compiles the best of his essays, reviews, and interviews with many Hollywood celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Stewart, Woody Allen, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garner offers a unique perspective into the world of film that is humorous, anecdotal, and insightful. 

About the Author
Jack Garner was a film critic and entertainment writer for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle for thirty years and appointed chief film critic for the Gannett News Service in 1987. Now retired, he continues to write weekly film reviews as well as jazz and classic film critiques. Garner is a recipient of the prestigious George Eastman Medal of Honor and contributor to the Eastman House academic journal, Image. He is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Eastman House Council, and recipient of the 2013 Impact Award from the Rochester Media Association.

 

Details

Publisher: RIT Press (09/2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-99-7
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 260
Illustrations: 19, some color
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.5lb

Table of Contents

xi Foreword by Robert Forster

xv Preface by Scott Pitoniak

xix Introduction by Jack Garner

1 Chapter One: Talking about the Movies

Audrey Hepburn
Gregory Peck
Michael Caine
Meryl Streep
Clint Eastwood
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tom Hanks with Steven Spielberg
Spike Lee
Martin Scorsese
Peter Weir
Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce
Richard Widmark
Dennis Hopper
Robert Forster
Quentin Tarantino
Penélope Cruz
Ennio Morricone
Zhang Yimou

57 Chapter Two: Thinking about Movies

The Influence of Movies
John Huston and Orson Welles Orson Welles: Moroccan Memories Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller
War Movies
The Greatest Car Chase
3-D Films Leap Out
The F-Bomb
Star Wars: A Family Affair
The George Eastman House

93 Chapter Three: A Review Sampler

Introduction
Citizen Kane
Othello
Rear Window
Gone With the Wind
Pride of the Yankees
Jaws
Saving Private Ryan
The Truman Show
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
L.A. Confidential
Mighty Aphrodite
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Apocalypse Now Redux
Capote
The Quiet American
The Cider House Rules
Titanic
The Queen
The Painted Veil
Raise the Red Lantern
Volver
The Bills Game
The Perfect Game

143 Chapter Four: My Most Memorable Encounters

Lillian Gish
James Stewart
David Lean
Woody Allen
Louise Brooks
Sophia Loren
Ray Charles

173 Chapter Five: The Final Curtain

Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly
Marlon Brando
Katharine Hepburn
Elia Kazan
Jack Lemmon
Stanley Kubrick
Ingmar Bergman
Stanley Kramer
Henry Mancini
Rod Steiger
Marcello Mastroianni
Frank Sinatra

207 Afterword: Why Movies Matter

211 Appendices

All-Time Oscar Winners
Two Hundred Essential Films
Acknowledgments

221 Index

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