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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: FAB Press (1 Nov. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903254981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903254981
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 5.1 x 38.1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Scala had magic. It was like joining a club - a very secret club, like a biker gang or something ... It's like they were a country club for criminals and lunatics and people that were high ... which is a good way to see movies."

--John Waters

"The Scala was perverse in every sense of the word. It made sleaze romantic. That cinema was a refuge from suburbia. It made me feel as if I wasn't the only misfit in the world."

--Peter Strickland

"The Scala was a place for people who genuinely didn't fit in anywhere, no longer expected to, and weren't fussed about it. There was a real ecology to the mix of earnest cinephiles, late-night hedonists, local flotsam and non-specific weirdos."

--Danny Leigh

About the Author

Jane Giles started going to the Scala when she was 17, and was its programme manager from 1988-1992. A film exhibitor and distributor, Jane is the author of books The Cinema of Jean Genet, Criminal Desires and The Crying Game (BFI Modern Classics) in addition to writing for The Guardian, Time Out, Sight & Sound and others. She lives and works in London.

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