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by Marc Eliot

  • Author: Marc Eliot
  • ISBN: 1400052211
  • ISBN13: 978-1400052219
  • ePub: 1811 kb | FB2: 1837 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: Harmony (October 10, 2006)
  • Pages: 480
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 540
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Jimmy Stewart: A Biography ePub download

As others have mentioned, there is little more than surface information on Jimmy Stewart. This book is not a biography, but a grade school report of the people and movies that surrounded Jimmy Stewart.

As others have mentioned, there is little more than surface information on Jimmy Stewart. There is a much better "biography" of Jimmy in the book, "Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot" Though that book focuses mostly on his war years, there is better information about Jimmy's pre and postwar life in that book than there is in this one that claims to be a biography.

As Eliot chronicles Stewart's films and friendships, he entertains the usual speculation of illicit starlet affairs and brooding disillusionment, but he can't find much to tarnish this Golden Age icon.

by. Marc Eliot (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. As Eliot chronicles Stewart's films and friendships, he entertains the usual speculation of illicit starlet affairs and brooding disillusionment, but he can't find much to tarnish this Golden Age icon. covers it al. -USA Today.

Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him .

Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played.

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Known for his distinctive drawl, down-to-earth authentic personas and everyman acting style, Stewart had a film career that spanned over 55 years and 80 films. With the strong morals he portrayed both on and off the screen, Stewart epitomized the "American ideal" in the 20th-century United States

Includes bibliographical references (p. -417) and index. Filmography: (p. -444)

Includes bibliographical references (p. -444). James as in Jimmy, art as in life - Jimsy and Genesis - Learning to Carioca - Mr. Christ goes to Calvary - Flying high into Hell - Man, marriage, Mann - Venus, Veritas, Vertigo - Valor and death, disillusionment and resurrection - The final rise; the final fade. Offers a portrait of the private life of the beloved American film star, following Stewart from his small-town Pennsylvania youth, to the heights of Hollywood stardom, to his distinguished military service, and his family life.

Jimmy stewart, quoted by peter bogdanovich.

This biography is dedicated with respect, admiration, and gratitude to the following: Alfred bester, william goldman, henry miller, phil ochs, harold robbins, and andrew sarris. Jimmy stewart, quoted by peter bogdanovich. I would prefer to place James Stewart in a triptych of equal acting greatness with Cary Grant and James Cagne. nd say that Stewart is the most complete actor-personality in the American cinema, particularly gifted in expressing the emotional ambivalence of the action hero. Andrew sarris, film historian and critic.

Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart's life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played.

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Jimmy Stewart was a major motion-picture star known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters in films . In the 1970s, Stewart made two attempts at series television. He starred on The Jimmy Stewart Show, a sitcom, which ran from 1971 to 1972.

Jimmy Stewart was a major motion-picture star known for his portrayals of diffident but morally resolute characters in films such as It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart made his film debut in The Murder Man (1935) with Spencer Tracy. The following year, he switched to drama with Hawkins. Stewart played a small-town lawyer on the show, which proved to be short-lived.

Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight and unprecedented access, bestselling biographer Marc Eliot finally tells the previously untold story of one of our greatest screen and real-life heroes.Born into a family of high military honor and economic success dominated by a powerful father, Stewart developed an interest in theater while attending Princeton University. Upon graduation, he roomed with the then-unknown Henry Fonda, and the two began a friendship that lasted a lifetime. While he harbored a secret unrequited love for Margaret Sullavan, Stewart was paired with many of Hollywood’s most famous, most beautiful, and most alluring leading ladies during his extended bachelorhood, among them Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, and the notorious Marlene Dietrich. After becoming a star playing a hero in Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939 and winning an Academy Award the following year for his performance in George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story, Stewart was drafted into the Armed Forces and became a hero in real life. When he returned to Hollywood, he discovered that not only the town had changed, but so had he. Stewart’s combat experiences left him emotionally scarred, and his deepening darkness perfectly positioned him for the ’50s, in which he made his greatest films, for Anthony Mann (Winchester ’73 and Bend of the River) and, most spectacularly, Alfred Hitchcock, in his triple meditation on marriage, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo, which many film critics regard as the best American movie ever made.While Stewart's career thrived, so did his personal life. A marriage in his forties, the adoption of his wife’s two sons from a previous marriage, and the birth of his twin daughters laid the foundation for a happy life, until an unexpected tragedy had a shocking effect on his final years.Intimate and richly detailed, Jimmy Stewart is a fascinating portrait of a multi-faceted and much-admired actor as well as an extraordinary slice of Hollywood history.“Probably the best actor who’s ever hit the screen.” —Frank Capra“He taught me that it was possible to remain who you are and not be tainted by your environment. He was not an actor . . . he was the real thing.” —Kim Novak “He was uniquely talented and a good friend.” —Frank Sinatra“He was a shy, modest man who belonged to cinema nobility.” —Jack Valenti“There is nobody like him today.” —June Allyson “He was one of the nicest, most unassuming persons I have known in my life. His career speaks for itself.” —Johnny Carson
Samulkree
Interesting life of a quiet man dedicated to the joy of acting.
LoboThommy
Let me begin by saying I am a huge Jimmy Stewart fan. I was most excited to read a biography about such a film legend. I just finished this book and was completely disappointed. I am wondering if Mr Eliot is even a Jimmy Stewart fan or just wanted to make a buck? As others have mentioned, there is little more than surface information on Jimmy Stewart. This book is not a biography, but a grade school report of the people and movies that surrounded Jimmy Stewart. There is a much better "biography" of Jimmy in the book, "Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot" Though that book focuses mostly on his war years, there is better information about Jimmy's pre and postwar life in that book than there is in this one that claims to be a biography.

Already mentioned, but echoed here- the grammar errors and rough text make it hard to read and follow. He is very hung-up on assumed infatuations and sexual innuendo relating to Oedipal fantasy and so on that it becomes a distraction more than it provides information, especially since there is no factual basis but conjecture on the authors part.

I have a terrible habit of not being able to stop reading a book I begin-out of pride or some weird finish-what-I-begin personality, so I read this book cover to cover, however, I wanted to put it down after a few chapters. I agree with the couple of positives already mentioned by other reviewers, so I won't re-echo those, but overall this book was poor at best. The few morsels of interest scattered within did not make reading all the junk worthwhile by any means.

If you want a book on Jimmy Stewart look elsewhere. If you want a book about everything that surrounded Jimmy Stewart and detailed summaries of movies he starred in, maybe this is your book of interest.
Dalallador
this book showed me how war changes people, even those in the public eye. his career in movies before and after the war were very different. the characters he played represented the man's changes in his life from his war experiences. but he served his country, and us, as a true patriot, and thus both as a fine actor, but American too.
Anarius
Author inserts his opinion too frequently. Sentences run on WAY too long.
Samut
This book has so many errors it isn't even funny. One example is the author said that the film So Red the Rose was a take-off on Gone With the Wind. So Red the Rose came out in 1935. Gone With the Wind was not published until 1936 and the film came out in 1939. This author's book on Cary Grant book was just as full of errors. Doesn't the author or his editor ever check anything?
Fecage
What might have been an in-depth biography on one of America's most beloved actors is anything but. I would recommend this book to no one.
Zicelik
Jimmy lucked out in the beginning, but then proved himself in many endeavors. A truly great inspiration to his many fans.
Love it.
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