The Film Club Book Summary and Study Guide

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David Gilmour (not Pink Floyd's guitarist) finds himself unemployed and too old to find a new job. His career as a movie reviewer for a Canadian TV show is over and his son, Jesse, seems to be in a phase as complicated as David's. Jesse has no interest in any discipline taught in school and emphasizes this with terrible grades. David realizes how much he hates to see his son so uninterested with school and life itself and makes a pact with Jesse: Jesse's commitment is to watch a few movies per week with his father and to never do drugs, but that's all the formal education he'll have. No school. Jesse agrees and so begins the plot of "The Film Club", an autobiographic romance about David Gilmour's consequences and benefits from freeing his son from school and mostly about all that films can teach us. From Kubrick's "The Shining" to Truffaut's "Les 400 Coups", David Gilmour proceeds to embed the glorious details of several masterpieces into Jesse and the reader.
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Best part of story, including ending: Because of its connection with movies

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Jesse and David discuss the fear of instability that both of them are experiencing. This accurate description of teenage instability really got me.

Opinion about the main character: I like David Gilmour's taste for movies the most, followed by his kindness towards his son

The review of this Book prepared by Nicolas Casal a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Life of a profession:    -   book/movie reviewer Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Canadian (Aboot!)


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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