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Cary Grant's Suit Todd McEwen

Cary Grant's Suit By Todd McEwen

Cary Grant's Suit by Todd McEwen


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Summary

'North by Northwest isn't about what happens to Cary Grant, it's about what happens to his suit.'

Cary Grant's Suit Summary

Cary Grant's Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today by Todd McEwen

'A hilarious and morose invocation of a lost world. Anyone who has ever been movie-mad will relish this irrepressibly digressive, surprise-filled, exquisitely written memoir (sort of). I certainly did.' Phillip Lopate

Todd McEwen grew up in Southern California, so his head was hopelessly messed with by the movies. As the son of relatively normal people, he had no in with Hollywood, a mere thirteen miles away, try as he might.

This is a kid who loved the movies so much, he got up at 4.30 in the morning to watch Laurel and Hardy. A kid who made his father project 8mm cartoons onto the family's dining room curtains so they could be slowly parted, just like at a real cinema. A guy who based his philosophy of life on Captain Nemo, and has watched Chinatown over sixty times. So far.


Cary Grant's Suit Reviews

'A quirky, chewy gallimaufry containing a small jewel, a little masterpiece of a chapter, 'Cary Grant's Suit,' which lends the book not only its title but also its fundamental claim to your attention . . . If I were compiling a new Oxford Book of Essays, I'd include 'Cary Grant's Suit' alongside Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt and Joan Didion. It's digressive, surprising, delightful.'

-- Ian Sansom * Telegraph *

'A hilarious and morose invocation of a lost world. Anyone who has ever been movie-mad will relish this irrepressibly digressive, surprise-filled, exquisitely written memoir (sort of). I certainly did.'

-- Phillip Lopate

About Todd McEwen

Todd McEwen was born in Southern California in the 1950s. As a child he was interested in comedy and the undersea realm, and was terrified by Bambi. In high school he had his own radio show, interviewing folk singers and puzzle inventors. At college he read Victorian and medieval English literature. He worked in radio, theatre, and the rare books trade before arriving in Scotland in the 1980s. After a spell at Granta, he has often worked as an editor and teacher. His novels include Fisher's Hornpipe, McX: A Romance of the Dour, Who Sleeps with Katz, and The Five Simple Machines.

Additional information

GOR012892421
9781912559404
1912559404
Cary Grant's Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today by Todd McEwen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Notting Hill Editions
20230228
168
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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