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This book is a MUST for those that love Minnelli's movies and for those who love movies in general.
Levy's analyses of individual films are often sketchy, and he does not always convincingly justify his preference for certain films over others.
Although there is interesting information on the making of some of the films, there is very little personal information.
Several months ago, I attended a ceremony of the National Book Award for biographies and autobiographies of gay, lesbian and bisexual figures. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by TL
This book's flaws have pretty much been covered by other reviewers: it's not well-written, it does not appear to have been edited for style or structure, and its exploration of... Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Richard Kukan
Sure it covers the basic facts, but the writing is emotionless and lackluster for such a stylish, multi-talented, and complicated subject. Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by S. S. Edmiston
I have always been a big fan of Vincente Minnelli's movies. I have always wanted to know more about the man who made such classics as 'Meet Me In St Louis, Gigi, An American In... Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by S. Main
Emanuel Levy brings a scholar's eye to the Minnelli proceedings without once loosing a sense of immediacy and drama. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by Alan W. Petrucelli
Levy's book is entertaining, but not a serious biography of an arguably great director. The narrative seems more like immature gossip fodder than appearing seriously researched. Read morePublished on July 26, 2009 by S. W. Best
This could have been a much better bio on MINNELLI if the author had gotten all his facts straight. It took years to research and write the book, perhaps he should have taken more... Read morePublished on July 15, 2009 by Ronald S. Fernandez
Generally informative, but not well-written, I was hoping this book would enlighten me about Minnelli as a person. Read morePublished on July 8, 2009 by Read-them-all
I am an avid reader (and collector) of biographies of movie directors in possession of a library of over 300 volumes. Read morePublished on June 20, 2009 by S.B.