A life in movies Stories from 50 years in Hollywood

Irwin Winkler

Book - 2019

Shares the life and career of the producer, writer, and director charting the changes in Hollywood over the decades.

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Subjects
Genres
Autobiographies
Published
New York : Abrams Press [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781419734526
Main Author
Irwin Winkler (author)
  • From Coney Island to William Morris to Hollywood
  • Actually making movies, Double Trouble, and a very tough Lee Marvin in Point Blank
  • A rebuff of Shakespeare, a welcome from Jack Warner, and diversity
  • From the college campus uprising, to decadence in London, to a Hollywood dance marathon, to the Cannes Film Festival
  • Starting a long friendship with the great actor Bob De Niro, the 1970s drug culture, and two different looks at the Los Angeles Police Department
  • From Africa with Barbra Streisand to Charlie Bronson and a fine script that went sour
  • To quote Rick in Casablanca, "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  • From Rocky to Oscar
  • A very different fight film
  • De Niro and Pacino have The Right Stuff
  • The Cold War stars in one movie, the Revolutionary War in another, and one very fine movie doesn't get made
  • A trip to Paris pays off
  • Two political films and a couple of Goodfellas
  • A career change from producer to director, back to producer (almost)
  • Working with some special ladies
  • Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore
  • and a special doctor, Oliver Sacks
  • Life with Kevin Kline is De-Lovely; a director gets bullied into not making a film
  • From Camp Polk, Louisiana, to the Iraq War
  • A wild ride to Wall Street, a gamble turning over a classic to a new generation, a sad loss, and a long-delayed Silence
  • Old friends.