Our Secret Life in the Movies

Our Secret Life in the Movies Fiction Film Studies A Whip Smart Fiction Debut, OUR SECRET LIFE IN THE MOVIES Riffs On Classic And Cult Cinema Inspired By Films From Silent Era Documentaries To Music Videos, The Authors Unfold A Dual Narrative About Two Boys Growing Up In The 1980s Coming Of Age During The Last Days Of The Cold War, These Boys Dream Of Space Exploration And Nuclear Winter, Reaganomics And Dungeons Dragons, Blade Runner And Red Dawn Haunting, Cinematic, And Full Of Life, OUR SECRET LIFE Makes It Clear That We Are In The Movies And The Movies Are In Us Wildly Intelligent And Deeply Felt, OUR SECRET LIFE IN THE MOVIES Gives Us A Fascinating Look At American Life, Shot Through An Insightful And Compassionate Lens After Reading It, The World Seems Bigger A Tremendous Book Molly Antopol Reading OUR SECRET LIFE IN THE MOVIES Is Like Finding A Lost Frequency On The AM Dial The Voices You Hear In This Book Are Strange, Hypnotic, And Intensely American Jim Gavin A Book Of Poignant And Affecting Beauty Readers Are Presented With Characters Who Are Losing Their Innocence In Lockstep With The Changing Nation They Inhabit, And The End Result Is A Book That Provides Great Insight Into Both Who We Are And How We Got This Way A Remarkable Achievement Skip Horack I was primed to really enjoy this book, which tells a story of growing up under Reagan and Cold War era foreign films, which feels a lot like my experience And there were lots of familiar touchstones empty mall parking lots, playing _Red Dawn_ in the woods behind run down suburban developments.But for me, it didn t quite work these are composed of lots of small pieces, one for each movie, and between them, there s a loose continuity at least for the first two third or so of the book But I was primed to really enjoy this book, which tells a story of growing up under Reagan and Cold War era foreign films, which feels a lot like my experience And there were lots of familiar touchstones empty mall parking lots, playing _Red Dawn_ in the woods behind run down suburban developments.But for me, it didn t quite work these are composed of lots of small pieces, one for each movie, and between them, there s a loose continuity at least for the first two
The authors each write a very short story after seeing a classic film Each chapter is one pair of stories inspired by the same film, and while I haven t seen most of the movies in question, the theme or mood or setting that the stories
I finished this short book today It was very unusual There is reference to the Criterion Collection s sweeping catalog of world cinema classics as the basis for the story line I can only recall two of the movies Blade Runner and On The Waterfront cited in the book In each case, I found it challenging to follow the relationship
The result of the author s experiment, to watch the entire Criterion Collection and write stories inspired by the films, this cohesive collection of micro stories, laced with jagged humor and stark grittiness, is a haunting glimpse into the crumbling suburban landscape of Ameri
An interesting collection of vignettes by two authors, each based on a film they just saw To be honest, I had seen very few of the films, but it didn t hinder my enjoyment of the great writing Though there was no story arc per se, themes of coming of ag
In concept, the book sounds profoundly pretentious The co authors, McGriff and Tyree, were roommates and teachers in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University McGriff convinced Tyree to watch every film in the Criterion Collection together and to write a piece inspired each film The book is a collection of these short stories, presented without bylines, and listed by the source of their inspiration The collection of connected microfiction is a series of intimate tales of middle Ame In concept, the book sounds profoundly pretentious The co authors, McGriff and Tyree, were roommates and teachers in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University McGriff convinced Tyree to watch every film in the Criterion Collection together and to write a piece inspired each film The book is a collection of these short stories, presented without bylines, and listed by the source of their inspiration The collection of connected microfiction is a series of intimate tales of middle American squalor, broken homes in 1980s America, and loneliness The authors don t romanticize instead, it s presented with the understandable mix of pride that they escaped into academic and professional success, survivor s guilt in the fact of their peers who committed suicide, overdosed, or burned out and stuck in squalor, and anger about what they grew up without It s R
Am honestly unsure what to make of this collection, which sees two authors engaging in stories that are tangentially connected, with each pair housed under a different cult movie The stories movie between realistic depictions of an 80s childhood andsurreal adult environments that featur, for example, a man whose significant other breaks up with him because she finds a suitcas full of human ears under the bed What she doesn t realize is that he sells the human ears, it s his job, and he o Am honestly unsure what to make of this collection, which sees two authors engaging in stories that are tangentially connected, with each pair housed under a different cult movie The stories movie between realistic depictions of an 80s childhood andsurreal adult environments that featur, for example, a man whose significant other breaks up with him because she finds a suitcas full of human ears under the bed What she doesn t realize is that he sells the human ears, it s his job, and he only too
I read this twice over this holiday break Once to myself, the second time, aloud to my wife We are bothunfamiliar with many of the films than we d like to be, but that isn t the point of the work My wife told me, as I read
Not at all what I expected Beauty doesn t usually come packaged like this.I would need a whole lot of hyperbole to do the stories in this little book justice I won t bother Read it if you love poetry, the West Coast, memory, movies, or the place where the weird i
An interesting concept two writers watch the criterion collection and then write flash fiction responses to each film It sounds like a fun project I fee like I missed out on something for the stories in response to films I hadn t seen Some piece

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  • Paperback
  • 145 pages
  • Our Secret Life in the Movies
  • Michael McGriff
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
  • 0989275965