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The unruly life of Woody Allen : a biography

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scribner, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first independent investigation of Woody Allen, our era's most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmaker, reveals the controversial private life behind the icon."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Meade, Marion, 1934-
Unruly life of Woody Allen.
New York, N.Y. : Scribner, c2000
(OCoLC)607402199
Named Person: Woody Allen; Woody Allen; Woody Allen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Meade
ISBN: 0684833743 9780684833743
OCLC Number: 42291110
Notes: Filmography (p. 333-340).
Description: 384 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Grapes of Wrath --
God and Carpeting --
The Purple Rose of Midwood --
Stand-Up --
What's New, Pussycat? --
The "Coatcheck Girl" --
The Medici --
"A Picture About Me" --
Vanity Fair --
Beware of Young Girls --
Woody in Love --
Pushing the Baby Cart --
Dead Sharks --
Sidney Kugelmass Meets His Biographers --
The Coiled Cobra --
What the Heart Wants --
Dirty Laundry --
Allen v. Farrow --
Second Law of Thermodynamics --
The Cost of Running Amok --
Getting Even --
"Help" --
Epilogue: Victim of an Irregular Verb --
The Career of Woody Allen.
Responsibility: Marion Meade.
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"The first independent investigation of Woody Allen, our era's most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmaker, reveals the controversial private life behind the icon."

"Marion Meade has tracked down scores of people in Allen's life who have never before spoken to an Allen biographer: boyhood pals; Brooklyn neighbors and teachers; colleagues Buddy Hackett and Mel Brooks from his early career as a television writer and stand-up comic; actors Maureen Stapleton, Max von Sydow, and Bob Hope; director Sydney Pollack; and the film reviewers who have followed his career for decades - Vincent Canby, Roger Ebert, Stanley Kauffmann, Andrew Sarris, and John Simon. She also details the numerous examples of art imitating life in Allen's films, particularly the extraordinary saga behind his marriage to the adopted daughter of his longtime lover, Mia Forrow."

"In reconstructing Allen's life, Meade explores the cult of celebrity in America - how it is our own infatuation with the rich and famous that has made it possible for this supremely talented man to shrewdly manipulate both the media and the moviegoing public."--Jacket.

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