Flicker (Rediscovered Classics) [Theodore Roszak] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the golden age of art movies and underground. Jonathan Gates doesn’t set out to uncover the secret history of the movies – a tale of intrigue, deception and death that stretches back to the fourteenth. I had very mixed feelings about Flicker. It’s a great read, with some wonderfully memorable characters and lots of interesting detail about the film world in the.

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