Read epub Jack's Life A Biography of Jack Nicholson BY Patrick McGilligan – thetributepages.co.uk
Re s a strong chance the subject may be eclipsed by a surfeit of words On the author s efence I must admit that I never thought one could make Jack Nicholson s biography appear boring at times But he Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue did I look forward to the one when he makes Mick Jagger look chaste and Donald Trump appear rational OK this was a good but sad book He thought he would beifferent but he ends up the same as some of his heroes like Brando a sad lonely fella sitting around a Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, dark house He s a bit honest articulate than the others but no better at managing the toubles in his life iewomen love legacy Biographies can be a littlery so I only read them if they are about people I m truly interested in I have always found Jack to be mysterious and intriguing so I was excited when I stumbled upon this bookI know Jack s career is a little before my time I Ask the Past didn t reallyiscover him until the 90s so most of *the information about his early Riding Class (Saddle Club, days while interesting was inepth than I needed Once we *information about his early Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, days while interesting was inepth than I needed Once we got to films from the 80 s at the end of the book I felt this period of his life was largely glossed overI id enjoy reading about his childhood and how he got his start in
Hollywood. Nest The Last Detail The Shining and other films that mark him as a searching complex artist Here as Nest The Last Detail The Shining and other films that mark him as a searching complex artist Here as is the often Rabelaisian life behind the smiling mask the legendary romances and appetites for sex and rugs the obsessions with money and control and the perpetual restlessnes. This read like a term paper to me than a biography Just wasn t
My Taste I Guess Well Written Account taste I guess Well written account the actor s life There are parts of this book that still haunt today such as when Jack iscovers that his sister was really his mother He then has to call up every one of his friends to tell them before the National Rag publishes it He hangs up the phone each time and sobs Powerful imagery like th I liked it when I read it in the mid 90s While a fan I wanted to read this for the eras of Hollywood history it would cover Nicholson is innately fascinating and this is a good companion piece to Star the Warren Beatty biography Unlike Star Nicholson is revealed to be uite generous to his fellow actors and incredibly hard working espite his steep salary emands Trouble is unlike Star this book
GETS BOGGED DOWN IN HIS EARLY AND FRANKLY LESS bogged own in his early and frankly less ays This is my standard complaint about celebrity biographies so I m not getting too in a twist about it There are great tidbits about many classic movies in Nicholson s career and some great uotes from the man himself Jack Nicholson is an icon a great actor and an enigmatic presence Here s a rant not so much. No male American film star of the post Brando era has emonstrated the talent the charisma the larger than life audacity and the string of screen triumphs of Jack Nicholson In Jack's Life Patrick McGilligan one of our finest film historians has produced the efinitive biography of About this book but iBooks I went to buy this from them and
It Was Dollars And was 22 and was the 1996 edition On the current 2015 was nearly half that If I could ve read this igitally I could ve shaved weeks off the reading time WHY would anyone pay I Look Up To... Michelle Obama double price for an incomplete book Just wanted that on the record McGilligan s insights provide a lot of entertainment but only as they coincide with Jack Nicholson s Renaissance period of the 1970s Once the 1980s kick in the Nicholson celebrity personalityominates the book so the movies and the man become less interesting It Doctor Extraño doesn t help things Nicholson was aevoted interview subject so the talking he oes the less wisdom comes with it be the subject sex or Camus Unfortunately his personal issues carry less weight as the movie star persona takes over The maverick becomes a suare who actually enjoys the way Hollywood functions Any biographer worth his salt will research his subjects over and over again Over research and then whittle the material own seems to be the right approachNow when you over research and then try to cram every single bit of information plus a
lot of personal observations into a book the. His most private and public of stars from his tangled Dickensian upbringing of personal observations into a book the. His most private and public of stars from his tangled Dickensian upbringing New Jersey his formative years as an actor and screenwriter his near accidental breakthrough to stardom in Easy Rider and his string of great roles in Chinatown Five Easy Pieces One Flew Over the Cuckoo's.