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Book Title: 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember - But Probably Don't|
The author of the book: John DiLeo
Edition: Limelight Editions
Date of issue: August 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780879109721
Format files: PDF
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John DiLeo ventures beyond the obvious, paying tribute to a collection of acting feats that made priceless but often unappreciated contributions to the art of screen acting. So, no Scarlett O'Hara, Michael Corleone or Margo Channing here. But you will find Vivien Leigh, Al Pacino, and Bette Davis in outstanding performances that have been overshadowed by their signature roles. From Lillian Gish in 'Way Down East' (1920) to Renee Zellweger in 'Nurse Betty' (2000), DiLeo takes movie fans on an unpredictable ride through film history, covering eight decades, showcasing a variety of genres and performing styles, and providing fresh spins on the careers of Hollywood's top stars. He gets to the heart of what made the performers so original and memorable in the roles at hand, whetting your appetite to see all one hundred of these superb, eye-opening performances, even if you saw them before -- because you really didn't!
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Read information about the authorJohn DiLeo is the author of five books on classic films. His first book, And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies (St. Martin’s, 1999) was hailed by Pauline Kael as “the smartest movie quiz book I’ve ever seen.” His second book was 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’t (Limelight Editions, 2002), which Adolph Green called “a valuable and touching work.” TCM host Robert Osborne said, in the Hollywood Reporter, that the book “delightfully throws the spotlight on some remarkable film work,” and the Washington Post‘s reaction was, “Not only is this helpful criticism, but 100 Great Film Performances can serve as balm for anyone who has ever been disgruntled by the Academy’s choices on Oscar night.”
Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery (2007) was the subject of an evening of prime-time programming on Turner Classic Movies, hosted by Robert Osborne. Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors (2010) led to appearances by John at the Williams festivals in Provincetown and New Orleans. Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies (2012) was called "a must for movie buffs" by Show Business Weekly.
John has been a contributing book reviewer for the Washington Post‘s Book World and currently writes a DVD column in Allegany Magazine (MD). He frequently hosts classic-film series, appears on radio programs, conducts film-history seminars, and has been an annual participant in the Black Bear Film Festival in the Poconos where he interviewed Farley Granger (2005), Arlene Dahl (2006), and Marge Champion (2010) on the festival’s stage. His website is johndileo.com and his blog is screensaversmovies.com. Born in 1961 in Brooklyn, John was raised on Long Island and graduated from Ithaca College in 1982 with a B.F.A.