Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Paperback Movie Icons Language: English / French / German

By (author) F.X. Feeney, Edited by Paul Duncan

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Language: English / French / German
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 198mm x 16mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3822822124
  • ISBN 13: 9783822822128
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 423,270

Product description

He's the most self-invented man in movies, this side of Charlie Chaplin. Like Chaplin, Cary Grant grew up poor, trained as an acrobat, and brims with confidence, romance, and a spirit of merry larceny - he just has a better tailor. His impeccable timing and light, cat burglar's touch at stealing women's hearts were perfect for the jaunty heroics and romantic farce of such classic films as "An Affair to Remember", "Notorious", "His Girl Friday", "North By Northwest", "Bringing Up Baby", and "To Catch a Thief". In the end, the role became the man - he had ceased to play "Cary Grant" and simply was Cary Grant. One could wish no man any greater happiness than that. The "Movie Icon" series: People talk about Hollywood glamour, about studios that had more stars than there are in heaven, about actors who weren't actors but were icons. Other people talk about these things, "Taschen" shows you. "Movie Icons" is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars. For each title, series editor Paul Duncan has painstaking selected approximately 150 high quality enigmatic and sumptuous portraits, colorful posters and lobby cards, rare film stills, and previously unpublished candid photos showing the stars as they really are. These images are accompanied by concise introductory essays by leading film writers; each book also includes a chronology, a filmography, and a bibliography, and is peppered with apposite quotes from the movies and from life.

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Author information

F. X. Feeney is a screenwriter and critic based in Los Angeles. His film credits include The Big Brass Ring, based on a story by Orson Welles, and Frankenstein Unbound, directed by Roger Corman, whilst his reviews have appeared in L.A. Weekly and other publications. F. X. has also written TASCHEN's Michael Mann and Roman Polanski.

Review quote

"You say everybody wants to be Cary Grant? Even I want to be Cary Grant." - Cary Grant"