How to Go to the Movies

How to Go to the Movies Since moving to New York City over a decade ago Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars A veteran film goer of se

  • Title: How to Go to the Movies
  • Author: Quentin Crisp
  • ISBN: 9780312299941
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since moving to New York City over a decade ago, Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars A veteran film goer of seventy years who has kept a vigilant eye on changing Hollywood styles and the public tastes that follow, Mr Crisp discusses both films and stars with his typical panache andSince moving to New York City over a decade ago, Quentin Crisp has brought his love of the cinema and his notorious wit together in a series of essays on films and film stars A veteran film goer of seventy years who has kept a vigilant eye on changing Hollywood styles and the public tastes that follow, Mr Crisp discusses both films and stars with his typical panache and dexterity and leads his readers with polite madness to a clear, straightforward moral, proving himself to be an unexpected champion of good sense Along the way Mr Crisp shares his personal encounters with the likes of Lillian Gish, John Hurt, David Hockney, Divine, Sting, and Geraldine Page Prefaced by longer essays on the essence of stardom, the nature of Hollywood, and the deplorable state of that town today, Mr Crisp s book is a delight to read.

    One thought on “How to Go to the Movies”

    1. Really terrific absorbing reading.It's heavily focused on 80s films since it's a collection of reviews but there are also hilarious and insightful essays about, well, going to the movies.This really needs a reissue. Wonderfully witty.

    2. I loved this book. Even though I actually disagreed with many of his reviews, I still loved Crisp's breezy, witty, old-fashioned style. What a wit! Thoroughly delightful stuff.

    3. very funny, starts off with a kind of a history of movies from a movie-goers point of view, from silent movies to the eighties.

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