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Thursday, November 27, 2008

When novelist and film critic David Gilmour saw his son, Jesse Gilmour, begin to struggle in the classroom, he implemented an unusual strategy: he let his son drop out of school if Jesse would watch three movies a week with him. He talks about how he home-schooled his son—and strengthened their relationship—in his new memoir, The Film Club.


David Gilmour and Jesse Gilmour
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Comments [2]

Marilyn Mock from New York City

Problem with what was mentioned as films chosen for his son was that not many of them actually gave any motivation in how to deal with the world in a productive way. How about Metropolis and Grapes of Wrath? Metropolis to give an idea of unbridled technology and the loss of individuality? Or Grapes of Wrath (timely for our economy) that shows the value of all people and the idea of helping one another in hard times?

Nov. 27 2008 12:06 PM
thomas from Versailles

hey Brian hey guys
I'm listening from Versailles, France (thru the website)
i'm having great fun
I was a film major in Vassar College where i was in charge of the French "Ciné Club": I can tell you that, sadly enough, no American student ever showed up!
how about giving the names of the worst movies that you wish you could torture your enemies with, such as "Transformers" all Pierce Brosnan's Bond movies "Independence Day"...

Nov. 27 2008 11:55 AM

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