Author John DiLeo offers full-bodied appraisals of each of his selections in Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery, breezily combining scholarly acumen with a film fanatic’s passion. DiLeo utilizes his lively, accessible style and sharp, insightful critical eye, venturing beyond obvious choices and whetting our appetites to see these vital movies. Be they underseen , dismissed, or taken-for-granted in their day, the films in Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery deserve a place of honor in our film heritage.
Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery is John DiLeo’s third book. His first book was And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies (St. Martin’s, 1999), hailed by Pauline Kael as “the smartest movie quiz book I’ve ever seen.” His second book was 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’t (Limelight Editions, 2002), which Adolph Green called “a valuable and touching work.” TCM host Robert Osborne said, in the Hollywood Reporter, that the book “delightfully throws the spotlight on some remarkable film work,” and the Washington Post ‘s reaction was, “Not only is this helpful criticism, but 100 Great Film Performances can serve as balm for anyone who has ever been disgruntled by the Academy’s choices on Oscar night.” John has been a contributing book reviewer for the Washington Post ‘s Book World and currently writes DVD and film-book reviews in three monthly columns, appearing in Milford Magazine (PA), Allegany Magazine (MD), and Central Voice ( Harrisburg , PA ). He frequently hosts classic-film series, appears on radio programs, conducts film-history seminars, and has been an annual participant in the Black Bear Film Festival in the Poconos where he interviewed Farley Granger (2005) and Arlene Dahl (2006) on the festival’s stage. His website is johndileo.com. Born in 1961 in Brooklyn , John was raised on Long Island and graduated from Ithaca College in 1982 with a B.F.A.
Other Books by John DiLeo:
100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember But Probably Don’t (2002, Limelight Editions)
And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies (1999, St. Martin’s Press)