Ten Bad Dates with De Niro : A Book of Alternative Movie Lists, Hardback

Ten Bad Dates with De Niro : A Book of Alternative Movie Lists Hardback

Edited by Richard T. Kelly

Illustrated by Andrew Rae

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Is Richard E Grant's 'Withnail' a far superior screen drunk to Jimmy Stewart in Harvey?

What is the cinema's most tragic farewell, its most ingenious plot-twist, its most shocking murder? And why do Robert De Niro's characters behave so badly to women?

All film fans keep mental records of their post-show arguments in the pub.

This book is a rollicking collection of such 'Top Tens', written by stars from Steven Soderberg and the Coen Brothers to Gilbert Adair and DBC Pierre.

If you want to know the Ten Most-Deserved Oscars or Ten So-Called 'Turkeys' That Are Actually Brilliant, then look no further, "Ten Bad Dates with De Niro" could be your perfect match.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480 pages, illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780571237661



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Entertaining and genuinely informative collection of random lists about film by a variety of film writers, critics and directors. Many of the films cited are not exactly box-office smashes - there are plenty that I hadn't even heard of, let alone seen, but I'm not exactly a film buff. Nonetheless I enjoyed most of the lists: only one or two were a little too obscure for enjoyment. And there are films described here that I may actually make an effort to see, having read about them here, surely a recommendation!Example lists include 'Ten Films Which Traumatized Me When I Was Younger'; 'The Mighty Apoplexies of Pacino - Ten Scenes Where 'Shouty Al' Shows Up'; 'Ten Places You Wouldn't Expect To Find A Severed Head'; 'The Ten Best Uses of Steps or Staircases' ... I only had to see a few of these list titles to want to read it...