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- DescriptionWhen Hitchcock's The Birds , began showing in the summer of 1963 at the Dolton Theater, the starlings of Riverside, Illiis launched their attacks. They were 'black, freckled, oily-looking things' with 'tiny black buttons for eyes.' They carried off Skippy Whalen's baseball cap, pooped on Father Rowley's finger, and attacked a feisty little dog named Tuffy who fought them off. 'I blamed Alfred Hitchcock' says the author, a Catholic grammar school student at the time.In this comic, witty memoir, John Manderi shows us how the pivotal points of his life have been enmeshed with movie moments. Crying at Movies presents thirty-eight succinct chapters, each bearing the title of a film. Brief Encounter , the last chapter, finds our movie-seeking Everyman hiding in his girlfriend's bathroom so she won't see him crying over the final scene. Crying at Movies is at once a love-letter to an art form and a humorous appreciation of the distinctions between movie scenes and life's realities.
- Author BiographyJOHN MANDERINO lives with his wife, Marie, in Maine where he teaches writing at the University of Southern Maine. He is currently at work on a novel titled Toby Fletcher and the Children of Fatima.
- Author(s)John Manderino
- PublisherAcademy Chicago Publishers
- Date of Publication15/11/2008
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAcademy Chicago Publishers
- Weight191 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine12 mm
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