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Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

Book Review: 'Warning Shadows' by Gary Giddins

Warning Shadows Home Alone With Classic Cinema Gary Giddins W.W. Norton: 416 pp., $18.95 Gary Giddins is well known for his writing about music — he was a Village Voice jazz columnist for three decades, and his books, among them the biography " Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams," are revered. His writing about movies gets less attention only because he does less of it. "Warning Shadows: Home Alone With Classic Cinema" is his first book devoted exclusively to movies, and it makes me wish that the New York Sun — the short-lived (2002-08) newspaper where many of the essays making up the book first appeared — were still around, if only so he'd...

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