Edited by Richard T Kelly
Just published by The Rookery Press
"By the time you come to the end of "10 Bad Dates" you will find that you've been exposed to, and forced to contemplate, just about everything worthwhile in movie history, from "Swiss Miss" to "Shanghai Express" (harnessing Sternberg's "exotic artifice to the mood of romantic fatalism" in Graham Fuller's fine phrase). You will also be closer to the essential truth about movies, which is that they achieve their best effects, the things that stay with us and make a few of them seem forever great, through the most ephemeral means—a curl of smoke, a curl of hair, the curl of a lip...a stimulating, necessary volume—and virtually alone among cinematic studies in the wit of its arguments and the seductiveness of its style."
—Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times