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 manhattan 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 gazing vintage movies at a mythical theater in la. “[Oswalt has] a collection of synapses like a pinball computing device and a prose variety to check” (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 la, Oswalt turned a tremendous 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 existence schoolbook, informing his suggestion of performing, writing, comedy, and relationships.

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

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