Ten Bad Dates with De Niro

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ISBN 9780571237661 Format Hardback
9780571237661
Paperback
Published 18/10/2007 Length 480 pages
480

About Book

Is Richard E Grant's 'Withnail' a far superior screen drunk to Jimmy Stewart in Harvey? What is the cinema's most tragic farewell, its most ingenious plot-twist, its most shocking murder? And why do Robert De Niro's characters behave so badly to women?

All film fans keep mental records of their post-show arguments in the pub. This book is a rollicking collection of such 'Top Tens', written by stars from Steven Soderberg and the Coen Brothers to Gilbert Adair and DBC Pierre. If you want to know the Ten Most-Deserved Oscars or Ten So-Called 'Turkeys' That Are Actually Brilliant, then look no further, Ten Bad Dates with De Niro could be your perfect match.

Is Richard E Grant's 'Withnail' a far superior screen drunk to Jimmy Stewart in Harvey? What is the cinema's most tragic farewell, its most ingenious plot-twist, its most shocking murder? And why do Robert De Niro's characters behave so badly to women?All film fans keep mental records of their post-show arguments in the pub. This book is a rollicking collection of such 'Top Tens', written by stars from Steven Soderberg and the Coen Brothers to Gilbert Adair and DBC Pierre. If you want to know the Ten Most-Deserved Oscars or Ten So-Called 'Turkeys' That Are Actually Brilliant, then look no further, Ten Bad Dates with De Niro could be your perfect match.
  • Edited By: Richard T. Kelly

    Richard T Kelly is the author of three novels published by Faber and Faber: Crusaders (2008, ‘a magnificent state of the nation epic’ – Financial Times); The Possessions of Doctor Forrest (2011, ‘a horror novel of the most enjoyably reckless stripe’ – TLS); and The Knives (2016, 'the best novel about modern politics I have read in years' – Observer). In 2013 he co-wrote Judith Tebbutt’s memoir of hostage in Somalia, A Long Walk Home, which was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’, a Sunday Times bestseller, and 2013 National Book Awards nominee as Best Autobiography.

    He has also published a number of interview-based books about filmmakers: Alan Clarke (1998), The Name of this Book is Dogme 95 (2000) and the authorised biography Sean Penn: His Life and Times (2004). Keegan & Dalglish, his study of the parallel careers of two legendary footballers, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2017.

    Eclipse, his first screenplay for television, was broadcast by Channel 4 in 2010. He has also written scripts for film and stage.

    Richard has also worked in publishing as an editor of books at Faber and Faber and at Penguin Random House, and has acted as a consultant to the literary agency Tibor Jones. He is currently Lecturer in English & Creative Writing at the University of Northampton, and a contributing editor to Esquire magazine. More Info