Woody Allen: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 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 Allen’s 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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I read this because Woody Allen has always been an odd out of the box type person. I really do not hos movies too much, I never seem to get the jist of them. The book discusses his life but I wanted more info on some things. Read full review

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Ok, let's not mention that this book is a complete hagiography of Woody Allen. Let's not mention that it whitewashes the whole Soon-Yi thing. Let's instead talk about how badly written this book is ... Read full review

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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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