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Depardieu: A Biography.

Chutkow, Paul.

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ISBN 10: 0679409432 / ISBN 13: 9780679409434
Editore: Knopf., New York., 1994
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A very good copy in a very good unclipped dust jacket with sticker residue on the front flap. 8vo. 351 pp. Hardcover, quarter black cloth over black boards, gilt spine title, gilt initials on cover. Codice inventario libreria 153010

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Titolo: Depardieu: A Biography.

Casa editrice: Knopf., New York.

Data di pubblicazione: 1994

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Very Good

Edizione: 1st edition..

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Written with the cooperation of the popular French actor, a biography of Ge+a7rard Depardieu describes his rise from poverty to fame in the film world, how he overcame a childhood language defect, his discovery of acting, and his international success. 20,000 first printing.

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Tiptop film writing and a bathyspheric exploration of the complex emotional depths of a great actor. Chutkow writes on French film for The New York Times and Vogue. He spent three years interviewing and researching Gerard Depardieu (b. 1948) for this bio which, although it has the subject's input, has not been vetted by him. Though essentially about the raging genius and vast appetites of Depardieu, who by midcareer has made 80 films, this is also among the best books ever written about film acting. Few will be unmoved by Chutkow's emotional charting of young Gerard's speech problems as a seemingly retarded peasant child unable to talk without stuttering and given to long silences. Equally affecting are the accounts of his hard times at school, his youth spent racing about hellbent, his quitting school at 13 and leaving tiny Chateauroux for Paris at 16, where after two years he hulks into an acting class for which he is totally unfitted--aside from his hunger to learn. Soon a doctor finds that Gerard has a hearing impairment which affects both speech and understanding. This doctor and another, and Gerard's new wife, Elisabeth, who is both an actress and a psychologist seven years his senior, train him to read and speak. He becomes a force in his acting class and a torrential speaker, falls into films and finds himself launched on an atomic career, first playing thugs and lowlifes, then more sophisticated bourgeois, winning awards and at last filming Cyrano de Bergerac in Rostand's alexandrines, followed by his huge fit into the role of Columbus for Ridley Scott's 1492. He never researches but rather joins his skin to a character's emotional being. ``My life demands a power of perpetual adaptation,'' says Depardieu, who also rises above a deeply wounding canard by Time magazine which charged him with being a nine-year-old rapist. Much, much more--a descent into the maelstrom not to be missed. (Forty-eight b&w photographs--not seen) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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