Book Reviews of Woody Allen : A Biography

Woody Allen : A Biography
Woody Allen A Biography
Author: Eric Lax
ISBN-13: 9780394583495
ISBN-10: 0394583493
Publication Date: 5/7/1991
Pages: 385
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great account of Woody Allen's life. Many details in the book about his family, growing up, etc. I couldn't put this book down.
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Allen is a pain in the butt sometimes, pushing his character shtick too far, but nobody makes movies like he does. His feel for New York life is dead-on, and his characters are more human than anybody else in movies.
And finally, who is as original as Woody? This book was a tremendous example of boigraphy at it's best.
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This detailed biography of filmmaker Woody Allen is well-written and comprehensive -- but only as far as it goes. It was published just months before Allen's affair with his young stepdaughter, Soon-Yi Farrow, broke into a huge scandal. Lax's euphoric descriptions of Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi's adoptive mother Mia Farrow is a cringing embarrasment in light of those subsequent events.

Still it remains a thoughtful and complete look at Allen's early days as a comic, his transition to a filmmaker, and the way he brings his visions to the screen. One can't help but wish there was an Act Two to this strong opening.