Woody Allen: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 439 pages
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When it first appeared in 1991, Eric Lax's splendid biography, written with nineteen years of access to Woody Allen, was universally hailed as the definitive portrait of a film genius. The next year, as Allen's long relationship with Mia Farrow disintegrated amid scandal, a new phase of his life and work began. For this edition, Lax has written a chapter on the breakup and the personal and professional changes that followed. He chronicles Allenís next eight films, from Shadows and Fog to Small Time Crooks, and again offers Woody's candid opinions of his art and himself. Published to coincide with Allen's sixty-fifth birthday, this updated biography will continue to be "required reading for Woodyphiles" (Kansas City Star).
  

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Review: Woody Allen: A Biography

User Review  - Erick - Goodreads

A thorough and fun read for any fans of Woody Allen and/or his work. Lax's writing is witty and engaging--appropriate to the subject matter at hand. He had a lot of access to Woody and the people ... Read full review

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User Review  - Doug Kabak - Goodreads

Good book, but a bit fawning. Read full review

Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Snared in the Web of Escape
7
The Heart of Show Business
85
Ladies and Gentlemen Woody Allen
123
Hold the Dolce Vita Sil Vous Plait 201
1
The MillionDollar Finesses 271
71
Pride and Prejudice 375
75
Filmography
415
Acknowledgments
429
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Eric Lax's books include the award-winning Life and Death on 10 West and Bogart (with A. M. Sperber). He lives in Beverly Hills.

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