Sunday, March 22, 2015

Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt - 222 pages

This is a blend of memoir and film studies covering 1995-1999 in the life of comedian / actor Patton Oswalt.  He spent those four years adrift in a sea of classic movies spurning real world connections for those few hours connecting with the projected images.  I found the memoir portions more interesting because a lot of the more esoteric film references eluded me.  It is a fascinating look into a spiral of withdrawal and eventual resurfacing filled with Oswalt's trademark self deprecating humor.  

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