Vincente Minnelli Hollywood's Dark Dreamer Free E–pub

Ex psychological issues in his films and one of his wives was "kooky Stop repeating it all over the placeIt is sporadically illuminating scattershot "Stop repeating it all over the placeIt is sporadically illuminating scattershot skirting contradiction xasperatingly incomplete Read at your own risk Although as the author reminds us than once his is the first attempt at a real biography of the director Nice try I couldn t finish this book I tried very hard to read it and it just could not keep my attention I have never not finished reading a book before but this was just bad The subject was great but this could have been half as long and the author could have done a much better job of giving the reader a timeline to follow Just didn t work for me This book s flaws have pretty much been covered by other reviewers it s not well written it does not appear to have been The Time Machine edited for style or structure and itsxploration of Minnelli both as artist and human being is superficial Levy s analyses of individual films are often sketchy and he does not always convincingly justify his preference for certain films over others Strangely despite his The Voyeurs evident admiration for his subject he also does not furnish a great deal ofvidence that Minnelli had anything much to say although the director s love of visual flamboyance and sumptuous production design are well describedOn the other hand Levy does supply us with basic biographical Facts Albeit With Strange albeit with strange and has carried out some useful interviews and archival research so the book will serve for the time beingComment Comment. E first film to win in all nine of its Oscar nominations Minnelli directed such classics as the Oscar winning An American in Paris Meet Me in St Louis Father of the Bride The Bad and the Beautiful and Some Came Running  He was married to Judy Garland who he met on the set of Meet Me in St Louis and directed in such landmark films as The Clock; their daughter is actress singer Liza Minnel. ,


I love his work and this bio reveals his "Early Career In The Theatre "career in the theatre his artistic influences At last a thorough biography on the man who was the greatest director of MGM musicals in its Golden Age Fascinating Another book that somewhat disappointed I hadn t really read any biographies of Minnelli and certainly the content and the man were interesting to read about but the writing was poor Interesting biography After reading the book I have mixed motions about Minnelli s work I acknowledge Meet Me in St Louis An American in Paris The Band Wagon and Gigi as classics however I don t think the rest of his work measures up to these films and to my mind doesn t come close to the pantheon of great film directors of his ra Hitchcock Wilder Wyler Stevens The Man-Kzin Wars etc I read this book because I ve actually seen a number of movies directed by Minnelli So I figured at least I d know what was being talked about And I read the whole thing cover to cover Which makes itxasperating to have to condemn the book s sloppy writing and Number the Stars editing is it the author s fault or theditor s fault I ll let them duke it out for The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Vol. 2 egg on the face I ve washed my hands of the whole affair But I can say with no word of lie that the book can lose 50 pages 50 pages or without losing any of thessential material There
S Too Much Repetition 
too much repetition there Point like the Bible which sometimes offers two consecutive takes on the same story with different details and shading ie Creation this book much than once proceeds from what appears to be. Vincente Minnelli Hollywood's Dark Dreamer is the first full length biography of Vincente Minnelli one of the most legendary and influential directors in the twentieth century ncompassing his life his art and his artistry  Minnelli started out as a set and costume designer in New York where he first notably applied his aesthetic principles to the Broadway stage design of Scheherazade He. A finished section to a re start of the same subject with many identical details Were they alternate drafts of the same section but both were mistakenly retained Figure it outPoint the author does too much grouping of things out of seuence for my taste
He Jumps Too Much 
jumps too much maintain a narrative line When you think we ve moved ahead 5 years and certain films are things of the past we are suddenly discussing the preparations for one of those films as if it just leaped out of the mouth of LB Mayer WhateverPoint Bizarre nonsensetwo xamples that stick out if I cared the list could be much longer1 The section about The Bad and the Beautiful nds with a multi paragraph discussion of the issues regarding filming the movie in color That s it What is left out is the simple fact that the movie was filmed in BLACK AND WHITE WTF2 A section focusing on the aging director s relationship with daughter Liza talks about being together on the night of her first Academy Award nomination She lost End of chapter The next chapter begins with her already receiving her Oscar for Cabaret Wouldn t it have been nice to know what her relationship with Daddy was like for the win as well as the lossPoint The material in the appendix could have been worked into the body of the work for a comprehensive "take on the works movies themselves And certain details repeated separately but ad nauseum could be axed "on the works movies themselves And certain details repeated separately but ad nauseum could be axed and honed for maximum ffect in one spot ie as Minnelli knew from Judy s mental condition Okay we get it he dealt with compl. Became the first director of New York's Radio City Music Hall as well as some of the most lavish Broadway musicals including Ziegfeld Follies and brought Josephine Baker back from Paris to star in his shows As a film director he discovered Lena Horne in a Harlem nightclub and cast her in his first movie the legendary musical Cabin in the Sky  The winner of the Director Oscar for Gigi th. Vincente Minnelli Hollywood's Dark Dreamer


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