Matinee Idylls

Matinee Idylls

Reflections on the Movies

By Richard Schickel

Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Hardcover, 9781566632607, 318pp.

Publication Date: July 1999

Some of the movies' greatest figures, some of the most important issues raised by the medium, come under close, highly personal, and deeply informed reflection in this new book by one of our most prominent and influential critics. A pleasure to read...intelligent, well-informed, insightful and unfailingly gracious. Martin Scorsese.

About the Author
Richard Schickel has written many books about film, including The Disney Version, Brando: A Life in Our Times, and Clint Eastwood: A Biography. He is a film critic for Time magazine and the producer-writer-director of more than thirty documentary films about figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Elia Kazan.