Hardcover ☆ Bogart PDF/EPUB Ú

Hardcover ☆ Bogart PDF/EPUB Ú

Bogart [PDF / Epub] ✩ Bogart ☉ Ann M. Sperber – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk He was a top box office draw in his day, an Oscar winning actor, a principled man of rare conviction, and long after his death a cult figure revered by moviegoers who weren t even born while he was ma He was a top box office draw in his day, an Oscar winning actor, a principled man of rare conviction, and long after his death a cult figure revered by moviegoers who weren t even born while he was making his movies But over the years, Humphrey Bogart has remained an enigma, despite what we have learned of him from wife Lauren Bacall s own fond memories and from the various biographies that have appeared over the years since his death in With Bogart, this wonderful enigma is brought under the light as never before Although authors Ann M Sperber and Eric Lax never met, Bogart is a unique collaboration, combining the strengths of two prize winning biographers Sperber, the author of the New York Times best selling Pulitzer Prize finalist Murrow His Life and Times, spent seven years before her death inamassing a vast archive of original research on the life and times of Humphrey Bogart, including thaninterviews she conducted with people who had known and worked with him, including Katharine Hepburn and John Huston Eric Lax, whose Woody Allen was a national bestseller in , took over the project after Sperber s death and spent two years completing it The result is the definitive portrait of the actor who merged his screen anti heroism with his own staunch personal integrity in a manner new to Hollywood, fashioning a persona as timely today, forty years after his death, as it was during his own life.


10 thoughts on “Bogart

  1. Andrewh Andrewh says:

    I am huge fan of Bogart or, rather, of his films and film persona, the legendary Bogie , but I found this biography to be somewhat plodding and dull Oddly, it was written by two authors who never met, but who clearly did an extraordinary amount of research one spent 18 months trawling the Warnes Bros Archives and this shows up in the huge level of detail presented here, especially around his dealings with Warners studio boss Jack Warner always called JL here and in his dealings with t I am huge fan of Bogart or, rather, of his films and film persona, the legendary Bogie , but I found this biography to be somewhat plodding and dull Oddly, it was written by two authors who never met, but who clearly did an extraordinary amount of research one spent 18 months trawling the Warnes Bros Archives and this shows up in the huge level of detail presented here, especially around his dealings with Warners studio boss Jack Warner always called JL here and in his dealings with the CFA Committee for the First Amendment in the HUAC witch hunt era The former battle with the studio is interesting enough, but well known to anyone who has read about Hollywood The latter material is presented as the turning point in both Bogart s film career and of his public image as a man of conscience, after he was forced to recant his defence of the Hollywood 19 by Warner, in order to save his career Overall, though, I found the lack of insight into the great films to be disappointing and the early films prior to his big break in the Maltese Falcon in 1941, when Bogart finally became Bogie, and stopped being killed in the final reel were sketched over very briefly, and I would have been interested inon this and on his early stage career There is also far too much gossip and tangental anecdote telling not always about Bogart even , and though Bogart is presented as a complex man, I felt that the authors did little to increase our understanding of his inner life, in the way Simon Callow s biography does for Orson Welles, for exmaple


  2. Louis Louis says:

    Good bio that avoids the usual Hollywood gossip Bogie is revealed as a shy, reserved guy who happened to make a good movie tough guy The sections on the production of his greatest movies and the story of his romance of Lauren Bacall are great fun to read Long for a star bio but worth it.


  3. Judy Judy says:

    I found this hard to put down a compelling and well written account of Bogart s often turbulent life Just a shame there isn tdetail about some of the earlier movies.


  4. Adelle Adelle says:

    I need to re watch some of his movies The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not The Big Sleep, Key Largo Casablanca.


  5. ger ger says:

    I m not a big biography reader and I had no special interest in Bogart other than How the hell did he get Bacall But I really enjoyed it Interesting character with a life full of baggage Smart, sarcastic, kind, talented and insecure He was professional, a heavy drinker and acerbic I did get a good sense of him and that s all I need from a biography.well worth the time.


  6. Susan Susan says:

    I love old film biographies and really wanted to learnabout this fascinating actor but this book is just to weighty in its approach Very wordy with a lot of minute detail, almost scholarly honestly just not an engaging read.


  7. Dan Dan says:

    Solid bio of one of Hollywood s original tough guys Bogie s remarkable career evolved from nondescript supporting roles to being the bad guy knocked off by the final reel to starring in such film classics as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The Treasure of Sierra Madre and The African Queen and becoming America s No 1 movie star He also was an insecure and temperamental alcoholic who engaged in endless contract battles with Warner Brothers and had three unhappy and sometimes violent ma Solid bio of one of Hollywood s original tough guys Bogie s remarkable career evolved from nondescript supporting roles to being the bad guy knocked off by the final reel to starring in such film classics as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The Treasure of Sierra Madre and The African Queen and becoming America s No 1 movie star He also was an insecure and temperamental alcoholic who engaged in endless contract battles with Warner Brothers and had three unhappy and sometimes violent marriages before finding true love with Lauren Bacall, a woman half his age Sperber and Lax cover it all in this sympathetic but frank and detailed account Good read for fans of Hollywood s golden age


  8. Jeevan Chyle Jeevan Chyle says:

    If you like Bogey, why aren t you reading this book already If you want to see behind the curtain, this is probably the one to buy As complex and fascinating a character as you might imagine, this book shows you everything that is possible His upbringing, comfortable but unhappy The early struggling actor years, the stardom late in life The highs and the lows Bogey was as sad offscreen as on His is a compelling story if you are a fan , and even if you know nothing of the man there is mu If you like Bogey, why aren t you reading this book already If you want to see behind the curtain, this is probably the one to buy As complex and fascinating a character as you might imagine, this book shows you everything that is possible His upbringing, comfortable but unhappy The early struggling actor years, the stardom late in life The highs and the lows Bogey was as sad offscreen as on His is a compelling story if you are a fan , and even if you know nothing of the man there is much to recommend For a Bogart fanit s the stuff dreams are made of


  9. Grindy Stone Grindy Stone says:

    I have seen a half dozen Bogart films, and they re all top shelf classics I didn t think he could carry a 500 page biography on the basis of that, but he does What the authors get across very well is the industrialized film making process and stifling morals of Bogart s day that let him make thos classics Imagine what his career would have looked like if Scorsese or Coppola had him in the Seventies.


  10. Robin Bailes Robin Bailes says:

    Reading biographies is always a mixed bag and can be a dangerous thing to do you might read about a person whose work you like and find out they re a dick This book was brilliantly written and only made meinterested in and better disposed toward an actor I already liked and respected It s hard to imagine this being done better.


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