Nobody's Perfect Writings from the New Yorker

ISBN-10: 0375714340

ISBN-13: 9780375714344

Edition: 2002

Authors: Anthony Lane

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Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— “I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— “Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Anthony Lane has been a film critic for The New Yorker since 1993. He lives in London.

Introduction
Movies
Indecent Proposal Un Coeur en Hiver
Sleepless in Seattle Poetic Justice
The Fugitive Tito and Me
The Age of Innocence
Divertimento Dazed and Confused
It's All True
The Remains of the Day Three Colors: Blue Naked Heaven and Earth
Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould
The Blue Kite Speed Wolf Forrest Gump Pulp Fiction
The Last Seduction Bullets Over Broadway
Three Colors: Red Tom and Viv Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
The Madness of King George
Before Sunrise Shallow Grave Priest Don Juan DeMarco Burnt by the Sun Braveheart
The Bridges of Madison County
First Knight Nine Months
The Usual Suspects Persuasion Showgirls
The Scarlet Letter French Twist Sgt. Bilko Stealing Beauty
Emmaand Kingpin Beyond the Clouds
The English Patient Star Trek: First Contact Crash
The Saint Con Air Men in Black, Batman & Robin
And Speed 2 Contact Mrs. Brown L.A.
Confidential Titanic Nil by Mouth Lolita Twilight
The Spanish Prisoner Deep Impact Godzilla
The Truman Show Out of Sight
The Thief Saving Private Ryan Halloween
H2O Ronin Love Is the Devil Gods and Monsters Celebrity
Meet Joe Black Rushmore
The Thin Red Line
The Prince of Egypt Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Dreamlife of Angels
The Mummy
The Phantom Menace Notting
Hill Bowfinger West Beirut Anywhere but Here
The World Is not Enough Liberty Heights
The Talented Mr. Ripley American
Psycho Gladiator Mission: Impossible 2 Time Regained
The Nutty Professor 2 Dancer in the Dark
The Yards Charlie's
Angels Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Snatch Hannibal Pollock
Under the Sand Pearl Harbor Apocalypse
Now Redux Together
Books
Best-sellers I Sex Books
Edward Lear Best-sellers
Vladimir Nabokov Cookbooks
Cyril Connolly Ian Fleming T. S. Eliot Thomas Pynchon
Bloom on Shakespeare Matthew Arnold Andr�
Gide Evelyn Waugh W. G. Sebald John Ruskin A. E. Housman
Profiles
The Sound of Music Eug�ne Atget � Svankmajer Karl Lagerfeld Buster Keaton
The Oscars Shakespeare on Film
Cannes Lego Obituaries Preston Sturges
Robert Bresson Ernest Shackleton
Alfred Hitchcock Museum of Sex
The New Yorkerat 75 Walker Evans
Astronauts Jacques Tati Luis Bu�uel Julia
Roberts William Klein Billy Wilder
Acknowledgments
Index
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