Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Patton Oswalt


The instant long island occasions bestseller from writer, comic and actor Patton Oswalt, a “heartfelt and hilarious” (USA TODAY) memoir approximately coming of age as a performer throughout the overdue Nineties whereas obsessively staring at vintage movies at a mythical theater in la. “[Oswalt has] a collection of synapses like a pinball laptop and a prose variety to compare” (The New York Times).

Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable habit. It wasn’t medicinal drugs, alcohol, or intercourse: it was once movie. After relocating to l. a., Oswalt grew to become an incredible movie buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), soaking up classics, cult hits, and new releases on the well-known New Beverly Cinema. Silver monitor celluloid turned Patton’s lifestyles schoolbook, informing his inspiration of appearing, writing, comedy, and relationships.

Set within the nascent days of LA’s replacement comedy scene, Silver monitor Fiend chronicles Oswalt’s trip from fledgling humorist to confident sitcom actor, with the colourful New Beverly collective and a forged of now-notable younger comedians helping him all alongside the way in which. “Clever and readable...Oswalt’s encyclopedic wisdom and frothing enthusiasm for motion pictures (from modern noir classics, to gory B video clips, to cliché-riddled independents, to important empty blockbusters) is relentlessly current, whirring within the history like a projector” (The Boston Globe). greater than a memoir, this is often “a love tune to the silver reveal” (Paste Magazine).

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