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e-Book Al Pacino download

e-Book Al Pacino download

by Lawrence Grobel

ISBN: 1416522875
ISBN13: 978-1416522874
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Books; UK ed. edition (August 6, 2007)
Pages: 288
Category: Arts and Literature
Subategory: Memoris

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The friendship between interviewer Lawrence Grobel and Al Pacino that developed over the years represented by the interviews in this collection contributes to the frankness of the revealing and insightful dialogue

The friendship between interviewer Lawrence Grobel and Al Pacino that developed over the years represented by the interviews in this collection contributes to the frankness of the revealing and insightful dialogue. The two men explore Pacino's approach to his craft and career and the result is a fresh appreciation for the body of work Pacino has accomplished.

A peculiar, yet entirely entertaining, set of interviews between Al Pacino and his friend Lawrence Grobel. Thanks to a chronological format, what starts as a potentially contentious relationship in 1979 evolves over time (though the '80s, '90s and '00s) into a solid friendship For example, the book's best interview is, by far, the first: 1979.

Grobel and Pacino leave few stones unturned, and Al Pacino is an intensely personal window into the life of an artist concerned more with the process of his art than with the fruits of his labor-a creative genius at the peak of his artistic powers who, after all these years, still longs to grow and learn.

Grobel and Pacino leave few stones unturned, and Al Pacino is an intensely personal window into the life of an artist concerned more with the process of his art than with the fruits of his labor-a creative genius at the peak of his artistic powers who, after all these years, still longs to grow and learn more about his craft. And, for now, it's as close to a memoir as we're likely to get. Book jacket.

For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Lawrence Grobel on subjects . Grobel and Pacino leave few stones unturned, touching on the times when Pacino played piano in jazz clubs until four .

For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Lawrence Grobel on subjects as diverse as childhood, acting, and fatherhood. before showing up on the set of Scarecrow a few hours later for a full day's work; when he ate Valium like candy at the Academy Awards; and when he realized he had been in a long pattern of work and drink. As the pivotal character in The Godfather trilogy and the cult classic Scarface, Pacino has enshrined himself in film history.

Al Pacino – Ebook written by Lawrence Grobel. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Al Pacino. For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Lawrence Grobel on subjects as diverse as childhood, acting, and fatherhood.

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Al Pacino - Lawrence Grobel. Richard Corliss in Time added, "Pacino, as Big Boy, gives Batman’s Jack Nicholson a lesson or two in how to play a comic book villain: as part psychotic mastermind, part Hollywood dance director-a Bugsy Siegel who wants to be Busby Berkeley. Roger Ebert said, Pacino inside that makeup and inside that costume really steals the show.

Lawrence Grobel (author), Al Pacino (foreword). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Not only is Al Pacino known as 'one of the greatest actors in all of film history', he is also considered 'one of Hollywood's most notorious bachelors' (imdb. com) as well as being one of the most enigmatic and private celebrities in the world.

Lawrence Grobel has written for Rolling Stone, New York Times and many others. His previous books include THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW, CONVERSATIONS WITH BRANDO and CONVERSATIONS WITH CAPOTE. Country of Publication. Biographies & Autobiographies. Simon & Schuster.

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Al Pacino is known as one of the greatest actors of film history. Here, he offers a window into everything from his growing up in the South Bronx, to his studies with Charles Laughton & Lee Strasberg, his father's absence, his mother's death, & how he bounced through a series of odd jobs until his first paid role.
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SlingFire
This is not a biography. Nor is it an autobiography. It's a collection of "interviews" conducted by a magazine writer who got his foot in the door with Pacino, because he was kind to Marlon Brando during an interview years ago. He and Pacino became buddies, so we don't get journalistic objectivity. But, we do get an idea of what it's like when a chum sits down with Al for a chat. It also serves as an introduction to the language of stage craft and movie making for those who aren't "in the biz."

Pacino is delightfully eccentric and is wrapped in the ambiguity of an artist who is reluctant to form an opinion that is not self-depreciating. He prefers to keep it loose and not go on record with anything that might paint him into a corner or otherwise tie him down to a statement or crimp a creative opportunity. So you learn that he loves everyone he's ever worked with...some more than others. His MO is to "go with the glow" and keep such an open mind that few, if any, absolute truths exist in a mind that fires off synapses like Tony Montana fires a gun. To say his thought process is not linear is an understatement. As a result, the ride through this book is bumpy, but fun...especially if you like Pacino in the first place. "Whoo-ah!"

melody of you
The details and anecdotes were fascinating and informative. As one play or movie followed the next, I kept expecting to see my all-time favorite, Scent of a Woman. The book stops at the last year prior to the release of Scent. Even so, I was not disappointed, Grobel explained a lot about Pacino that I would never have guessed. If you are one of Al's fans, you will like the book!

Castiel
This is a good group of interviews and conversations done with Al Pacino. It isn't a biography, although it has bigraphical information. What it does is give the reader a small glimpse of a man who normally stays well hidden. If you like Al Pacino it is a good read, and gives insight into the behind the curtain reasons for some of his "quirks". The Kindle editon is formatted without problems. The only complaint is the pictures are small, but that is a kindle limitation. The words carry the book. So this isn't an issue for me. I have looked for the print edition and it was out a few days, sold out in book stores, and I haven't seen it since. It may be available on Amazon, I was checking when I found this edition. And didn't continue to look, the pictures aren't that important to me - I know what Pacino looks like.

Yozshujind
Reading, "Al Pacino" was a very rewarding experience for me. Learning about the man from his own words was enligtening and enjoyable. The interview format worked well in that Pacino could answer the sometimes difficult questions in a spontaneous way. Grobel asked some particularly personal questions that Al had to own up to (most of the time). I especially liked finding out that Pacino is quite a learned man. His understanding and love of Shakespeare is wonderful. He is full of quotes from Dante to Di Niro. Also because of the format, the book is full of interesting and fun anecdotal material. Getting Pacino's take on the ways of Hollywood, Broadway, and the entertainment industry in general again was very informative. Most of all, it was great to see (sometimes between the lines)this man of passionate living, zeal in sharing his craft with people because he thought that the story was important and had merit in and of itself. It doesn't matter to him first of all if the movie/play is commericial, but if it says something significant. Now that says something about the man in and of itself.

Thetalune
As close to autobiography as we're likely to get from Al Pacino, this series of interviews with Lawrence Grobel begins in 1979 and ends in 2005. For some reason, Pacino and Grobel struck up a real friendship. Through that friendship, Grobel was able to get a decent insight into Pacino and actually get him to answer some questions.

Let's be clear, however. Those looking to find insight into Pacino's personal life are going to be disappointed. There's some dancing around Pacino's relationships with his mother & father, and some less than telling information about his relationships with the opposite sex. Even his comments in later years about fatherhood seem less than revealing.

On the other hand, Grobel does seem to be very good and getting Pacino to talk about his work. There's a lot of good stuff about how Pacino views his work and the characters he's created. He's not afraid to say when he thinks he failed or when a movie in which he's participated misses the mark. And he's not afraid to speculate on the reasons why. There's also a lot of talk about Pacino's theatre work which is quite interesting. If there's also a lot of talk about the movies Pacino has produced which, up until recently, few have seen...well, that's the prerogative of close friendship.

All in all, it's an interesting look at a powerful actor and his craft. Anyone who's ever been moved by a Pacino performance or is fascinated by the craft of acting would enjoy this book.

Hbr
If you are a fan of Pacino then this book will be one to put in your library, It is a series of interviews which I found really insightful into the man. Big Thumbs Up.

Tejar
I gave it to my husband for his birthday and he zipped through it...He just couldn't put it down! Well done Al Pacino. Thank you Amazon!

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