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The Film Club by David Gilmour
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Aug 03, 2008

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bookshelves: memoir, movies

David Gilmour lets his son 16 year old son Jesse drop out of school. The catch to this agreement is Jesse has to watch three movies a week with his dad. Gilmour was once CBC's TV movie critic through most of the 90s so was able to put together quite a movie curriculum. As a movie lover, i was really excited to read the book. But i was also pleasantly surprised about the father/son relationship described.

The discussions about the movies in the book aren't long enough but they are quite interesting and it covers quite a long list of films. Some classics and some recent hits. I really liked hearing his thoughts on the films and i actually rented and watched a few of his recommendations.

The relationship is the strangest part. It's not at all what i would want with my son but then again i don't have one so i can't really talk. It sounded like a pretty rough situation and while it seems to have turned out well, some of the decisions seem pretty asinine.

If you're a lover of movies, it's worth plowing through this as it's short and light. If not, i wouldn't recommend it.

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message 1: by Craigertiger (new)

Craigertiger is the author David Gilmour of pink floyd or a different DG?

Mike Lewis different David G

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