Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery by John DiLeo ’82
John DiLeo ’82, Screen Savers: 40 Remarkable Movies Awaiting Rediscovery (Hansen Publishing Group, 2007)
DiLeo brings to light films he considers great but that have been overshadowed by their stars’ or directors’ other works. Among these gems are Boris Karloff’s 1945 horror film Isle of the Dead, George Clooney’s underrated 1999 war film Three Kings, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn’s Pat and Mike (1952), Anthony Perkins’s darkly comic thriller Pretty Poison (1968), and Stanley Kubrick’s 1956 caper The Killing.
This is the third book for film historian DiLeo, who writes filmbook reviews in three monthly columns, hosts classic-film series, and conducts film-history seminars. His previous books were And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies (1999) and 100 Great Film Performances You Should Remember—But Probably Don’t (2002).