Eric Lax's insightful and fascinating biography shows the evolution of Woody Allen's comic genius fro joke writer and stand-up comic to film-maker. Twenty years of conversation make this the most perceptive and revealing exploration of one of America's most brilliant and intensely private celebrities.
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This affectionate biography of Woody Allen is the best account of his life you can buy. Eric Lax, a longtime friend of Allen's, does not recite Allen's story by chronological rote. Instead, he begins in the present day and digresses from it to past events. The result is an anecdotal account that manages to give all the details of Allen's development as an artist and a man while remaining consistently entertaining, enlightening, and funny.From the Inside Flap:
Few celebrities are as instantly recognizable as Woody Allen. Few are as notoriously shy. And perhaps none are as elusive: Is Woody Allen a comedian who wants to be taken seriously? Or is he a serious artist whose films happen to be funny? The very fact that Eric Lax was granted access to Woody for four years in order to research this biography must be counted as a triumph. And what Lax has produced is a marvel of intimacy and insight: a book that traces Allen's career from his precocious start as a gag writer to his apotheosis as a genuine auteur; a book that takes readers behind the scenes of films such as Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Crimes and Misdemeanors; a book that overflows with Woody's candid opinions of his work, his personal relationships, and his life.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99914409
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099914409