Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Film Club by David Gilmore

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The Film Club is David Gilmore's memoir about his unorthodox plan for sustaining a relationship with his sixteen year old son. Jesse Gilmore was flunking out of school, when his father gave him permission to withdraw given Jesse would watch and discuss three films each week with his dad. Gilmore was, at the time, an out-of-work film critic and writer. Their shared time is revealed in snippets of conversation about film, life and love. I would recommend this book, and its excellent syllabus of film titles, to any parent struggling with an intelligent teenager.

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