The Slide Area

The Slide Area

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The land along Pacific Palisades is apt to slip away without warning, hence the road-side signs - SLIDE AREA. Narrated by a script-writer, Lambert's widely-acclaimed 1959 Hollywood classic of lonely souls marooned on a glittering wasteland is a perceptive and sensitive study of human emotion.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1852424419
  • 9781852424411
  • 2,101,043

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Most of all there is enormous skill: the author has the playwright's flair for taut, meaningful dialogue; the novelist's feeling for mood, the short-story writer's love of plot; and the good movie writer's capacity for deft characterization that is visual as well as psychological New York Times These are the most truthful stories about the film world and its suburbia I have ever read Christopher Isherwood A brilliant piece of work, terse, compassionate, and beautifully made. It earns a place on anyone's shelves along with Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon and Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust Times Literary Supplement

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About Gavin Lambert

Gavin Lambert was born in England but has lived for much of his life in Hollywood. He is the author of several novels (The Slide Area, Inside Daisy Clover, The Goodbye People), non-fiction (including On Cukor, The Dangerous Edge) and screenplays (Sons and Lovers, for which he gained an Academy Award nomination, and Inside Daisy Clover). Gavin Lambert's biography of Lindsay Anderson has recently been published and he is currently writing a biography of Natalie Wood.

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