Girl on Film
Follow novelist Cecil Castellucci in this insightful memoir of making art, the nature of memory, and being a teenager in 80s New York City. One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artisté. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then in 1980 the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid.Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist, and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, Star Wars: Moving Target), Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from the youngest age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of filmmaking, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.

Girl on Film Details

TitleGirl on Film
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 19th, 2019
PublisherArchaia
ISBN-139781684154531
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Graphic Novels

Girl on Film Review

  • Julie Ehlers
    January 1, 1970
    I've only read a couple of Cecil Castellucci's books (The Plain Janes and Janes in Love, to be specific) and I was kind of lukewarm on them, so I'm not sure why I was so on fire to read Girl on Film. Fortunately, my instinct turned out to be correct: This was a SUPER FUN memoir-in-comics. It serves as both a coming-of-age tale of Castellucci's determination to live a creative life (or "art life," as she calls it) and a vibrant depiction of the art scenes in Manhattan in the 1980s and Montreal in I've only read a couple of Cecil Castellucci's books (The Plain Janes and Janes in Love, to be specific) and I was kind of lukewarm on them, so I'm not sure why I was so on fire to read Girl on Film. Fortunately, my instinct turned out to be correct: This was a SUPER FUN memoir-in-comics. It serves as both a coming-of-age tale of Castellucci's determination to live a creative life (or "art life," as she calls it) and a vibrant depiction of the art scenes in Manhattan in the 1980s and Montreal in the 1990s. The art is beautiful, bright and colorful, and the whole thing is (did I mention?) super fun, with the added bonus of gossipy tales of celebrities (Jennifer Aniston, Martha Plimpton, etc.) as teenagers. If you like comics centered around young females finding themselves, Girl on Film is for you and you should check it out. You can thank me later!
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    This is just what I needed today. Such a great book about being an artist and what art means and producing art. Definitely going to be rereading this soon for more inspiration.
  • Cecil
    January 1, 1970
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