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A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood Paperback – March 10, 2020
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“A candid, revealing memoir … Winkler explores the exigencies of conceiving, financing, casting, and shooting a movie as well as the incessant troubleshooting, placating of the intemperate or churlish, cajoling, pleading, negotiating, and always thinking fast on one's feet—not to mention promotion, securing distribution, and other responsibilities. … Any film buff would love to join Winkler for a long conversation over drinks and dinner. At their best, his recollections are as rich as his films are memorable.” ― Kirkus Reviews
“Devoid of cynicism and full of relish, here’s a deftly written recollection of an eventful and happy life in a precarious and, frankly, insane business; a remarkably clear-eyed look behind the scenes of moviemakingand behind the schemes of getting movies made.” -- Kevin Kline
“Illuminating … Drawing on work diaries, Winkler gives insight into the creation of Raging Bull, The Right Stuff, the Rocky series, and Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming The Irishman, among many others. … Winkler’s recollections add up to a lively chronicle that will entertain film buffs and enlighten film students.” ― Publishers Weekly
“Fascinating … A Life in Movies is full of delicious stories … Winkler's memoir proceeds movie by movie, failures as well as successes, so that it can serve both as a primer for would-be producers and an account of Hollywood's greatest generation that will engross the general reader as well.” -- Peter Biskind ― The Hollywood Reporter
“Winkler has produced some of the most memorable films of the past 50 years, from Raging Bull and The Right Stuff to the entire Rocky franchise and Martin Scorsese’s up-coming The Irishman. … His behind-the-scenes look at the interpersonal workings of Hollywood is a treat.” ― Library Journal
“Charming and anecdote packed…popcorn for movie nerds.” ― Newsweek
“Winkler’s new memoir, A Life in Movies, is his personal chronicle of what did happen in a distinguished career that always kept him guessing: the Academy Award win for best picture, even though the studio wanted a different leading man (“Rocky”); the Oscar contender that had everything going for it but was a confounding box office disappointment (“The Right Stuff”); and a now-certified classic that could have starred Tom Cruise and Madonna as the leads (“Goodfellas”).” ― Washington Post
About the Author
- Publisher : Harry N. Abrams (March 10, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 141973525X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419735257
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 0.95 x 8.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #912,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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anecdotes and old war stories. As is the case with many memoirs by people still active, he is nice to almost everyone he mentions (a few exceptions) presumably, at least in some cases, because he may be needing them for something in the future. In short, still a fun read but it could have been a lot deeper without sacrificing its liveliness.
A great read.