Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

Screen Savers

40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery

by John DiLeo

John DiLeo puts the spotlight on essential stars and directors of superb yet underappreciated movies spanning the twentieth century.

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Spanning titles and eras from The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) to Three Kings (1999), Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery by John DiLeo is not the typical collection of nostalgia-minded movie reviews. DiLeo provides such detailed analyses and enlightening critiques that readers will finish the book eager to view all of the forty films featured in his third and latest book. Movie-goers of all persuasions will discover fresh spins on the careers of famous stars and new insights into the screen’s essential genres. Screen Savers unearths cinematic gems that haven’t been as praised or well-remembered as they deserve to be. The book also sets the historical context for the films and discusses the reasons why these movies may have been unjustly overlooked. Screen Savers restores and intensifies each film’s considerable merits, making the book a tribute to movies that even the most devout film fan may have missed.

By bringing new recognition to the artistry, vitality, and cultural significance of these forty diverse films, John DiLeo engages in a dialogue with his readers, enhanced by his compulsively readable style. The effect is that of a film encyclopedia in friendly conversation, as if the author were sitting down with an old friend. DiLeo has the gift of being able to share with readers what he has been lucky enough to discover within these movie treasures. Screen Savers is the perfect companion for those eager to widen their film-going horizons and whose idea of heaven is a rainy day, a bowl of popcorn, and a double feature.

paperback, 360 pages, $24.95
ISBN 978-1-60182-654-1

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John DiLeo briefly talks about each of the movies covered in Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery, starting with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964):

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