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Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care

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ISBN13: 9780312285432
ISBN10: 0312285434
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One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool.

Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.

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This eye-opening biography follows the life and high times of the cool and enigmatic film icon. The tough guy with the lazy style and the soulful eyes, Robert Mitchum was one of Hollywood's best loved actors and one of Hollywood's baddest boys until his death in 1997. 16-page photo insert.

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Lee Server is the author of the critically acclaimed Danger Is My Business; Sam Fuller: Film Is a Battleground; Over My Dead Body; and other works on cinema history and popular culture.

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Gold Gato, May 25, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
He was a poet with an ax. Beneath this deity of indifference beat the heart of a lyricist who used the adventures of his early life to become one of the last Golden Age film stars. Masculine. Tough. Sarcastic. Charismatic. The Bard of BadAss.

Mitchum didn't need to do much. The great film critic, James Agee, once aptly described him as, "Bing Crosby...on barbiturates". The languorous big dude had presence, and that's what makes a movie star. Watching the camera close in on Mitch's simmering profile in its B&W glory on PURSUED, one wishes we had someone on the screen today who could exude the same good/evil battle that defined Mitchum's magnetism.

Lee Server provides a lengthy take on Robert Mitchum's life and screen roles. As someone who had only seen some of his later movies, it was worthwhile to hunt down some of the films to see if Server's enthusiasm was justified. It certainly was. I enjoyed the book and the detailed research. Mitchum's films are now part of my collection, so I would say the book is a success.

They certainly had faces then.

Book Season = Summer (let me tell you the story about love and hate)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312285432
Author:
Server, Lee
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 16-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , This eye-opening biography follows the life and high times of the cool and enigmatic film icon. The tough guy with the lazy style and the soulful eyes, Robert Mitchum was one of Hollywood's best loved actors and one of Hollywood's baddest boys until his death in 1997. 16-page photo insert.
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