Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search For Love And Art

March 7, 2006|
Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search For Love And Art by Gene Wilder
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Gene Wilder was one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970''s and 1980''s in movies. From his early work with Woody Allen to the rich group of movies he made with Mel Brooks to his partnership on screen with Richard Pryor, Wilder''s performances are still discussed and celebrated today. Kiss Me Like A Stranger is an intimate glimpse of the man behind the image on the screen.

In this book, Wilder talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting (and later comedy-his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor) to how a Midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. He writes about the creative process on stage and on screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of the some of the most iconic movies of our time. He also opens up about his love affairs and marriages, including his marriage to comedian Gilda Radner. But the core of Kiss Me Like A Stranger is an actor''s search for truth and a thoughtful analysis of why the choices he made-some of them so serendipitous they were practically accidental-changed the course of his life.

Gene Wilder (1933-2016) began acting when he was thirteen and writing for the screen since the early 1970s. After a small role in Bonnie and Clyde pulled him away from a career onstage, he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leo Bloom in The Producers, which led to Blazing Saddles and then ...
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Title:Kiss Me Like A Stranger: My Search For Love And ArtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.62 inPublished:March 7, 2006Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312337078

ISBN - 13:9780312337070

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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