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The Resource Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film, Patton Oswalt

Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film, Patton Oswalt

Label
Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film
Title
Silver screen fiend
Title remainder
learning about life from an addiction to film
Statement of responsibility
Patton Oswalt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakable addiction. It wasn't drugs, alcohol or sex: it was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff (or as he calls it, a sprocket fiend), absorbing classics, cult hits, and new releases at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton's life schoolbook, informing his notion of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of L.A.'s alternative comedy scene, Oswalt's memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective and a cast of now-notable young comedians supporting him all along the way"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.O745
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
filmographies
Label
Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film, Patton Oswalt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 189-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Movie freaks and sprocket fiends : the New Beverly Cinema, May 20, 1995 -- My first four Night Cafés : Arles, France, September 1888 -- The Largo : Los Angeles, 1996 -- No small actors : Down periscope, 1995 -- Meat and potatoes : Los Angeles, August 1995 -- Overdosing : Los Angeles, October 21-22, 1995 -- You can, unfortunately, go home again : Sterling, Virginia, Thanksgiving 1996 -- The day the clown didn't cry : the Powerhouse Theatre, January 27, 1997 -- Amsterdam : January 7-13, 1998 -- The knave of Queens : March 26-27, 1998 -- Killer Burger and the myth of the Largo : March 4-20, 1999 -- The end of the addiction : Thursday, May 20, 1999, the Vista Theatre -- Whistling in the dark -- The second-to-last Night Café : April 15, 2009
Control code
ocn885377924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781451673210
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885377924
Label
Silver screen fiend : learning about life from an addiction to film, Patton Oswalt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 189-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Movie freaks and sprocket fiends : the New Beverly Cinema, May 20, 1995 -- My first four Night Cafés : Arles, France, September 1888 -- The Largo : Los Angeles, 1996 -- No small actors : Down periscope, 1995 -- Meat and potatoes : Los Angeles, August 1995 -- Overdosing : Los Angeles, October 21-22, 1995 -- You can, unfortunately, go home again : Sterling, Virginia, Thanksgiving 1996 -- The day the clown didn't cry : the Powerhouse Theatre, January 27, 1997 -- Amsterdam : January 7-13, 1998 -- The knave of Queens : March 26-27, 1998 -- Killer Burger and the myth of the Largo : March 4-20, 1999 -- The end of the addiction : Thursday, May 20, 1999, the Vista Theatre -- Whistling in the dark -- The second-to-last Night Café : April 15, 2009
Control code
ocn885377924
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781451673210
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014017626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885377924

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