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Author: Gene Wilder
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this personal book from the star of many beloved and classic film comedies -- from The Producers to Young Frankenstein, Blazing saddles to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- Gene Wilder writes about a side of his life the public hasn't seen on the screen. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is not an autobiography in the usual sense of the word, and it's certainly not another celebrity "tell-all." Instead, Wilder has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilder, Gene, 1935-
Kiss me like a stranger
(OCoLC)828028861
Named Person: Gene Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Wilder
ISBN: 9781429909952 1429909951
OCLC Number: 863509469
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: First Movement --
Can a Few Words Change Your Life? --
"Take Me." --
The "Demon" Arrives --
My Heart is Not in the Highlands --
A Yank at the Old Vic --
Shades of Gray --
Don Juan in New York --
The Worst of Times, the Best of Times --
Mother Courage --
A Taste of Freedom --
The King is Dead. Long Live the King! --
"Free at Last, Free at Last. Thank Margie Wallis, I'm Free at Last" --
"Sorry I Caught You with the Old Lady" --
Second Movement: Springtime for Hitler --
Black is My Favorite Color --
"I Have a Reason-I Just Don't Know What it is" --
New York, New York --
The Birth of a Monster --
Le Petit Prince --
Sherlock Holmes Has a Jewish Brother --
Crisis in Black and White --
Leo Bloom Has His Picture Taken --
Sidney Poitier and I Go Stir-Crazy --
Hanky-Panky with Roseanne Roseannadanna --
I Don't Believe in Fate --
Third Movement --
Comedienne-Ballerina 1946-1989 --
It's Always Something --
Stolen Kisses.
Responsibility: Gene Wilder.
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In this personal book from the star of many beloved and classic film comedies -- from The Producers to Young Frankenstein, Blazing saddles to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- Gene Wilder writes about a side of his life the public hasn't seen on the screen. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is not an autobiography in the usual sense of the word, and it's certainly not another celebrity "tell-all." Instead, Wilder has chosen to write about resonant moments in his life, events that led him to an understanding of the art of acting, and -- more important -- to an understanding of how to give love to and receive love from a woman. Wilder writes compellingly about the creative process on stage and screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time. In this book, he talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting and later comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor), and how a Midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. Wilder explains why he became an actor and writer, and about the funny, wonderful movies he made with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Harrison Ford, among many others. He candidly reveals his failures in love, and writes about the overwhelming experience of marrying comedienne Gilda Radner, as well as what finally had to happen for him to make a true and lasting commitment to another woman. A thoughtful, revealing, and winsome book about life, love, and the creative process, Kiss Me Like A Stranger is one actor's life in his own words.

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