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Woody Allen: A Biography

Lax, Eric

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991
ISBN 10: 0394583493 / ISBN 13: 9780394583495
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Title: Woody Allen: A Biography

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Cloth-backed paper over boards; photo-illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed on the half-title page, "To Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -- Best Wishes -- Woody Allen." An interesting association copy, linking two icons of American film. Bookseller Inventory # JC2689

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Synopsis: 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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Review: 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.

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