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From the brilliant film historian and critic David Thomson, a book that reinvents the star biography in a singularly illuminating portrait of Nicole Kidman — and what it means to be a top actress today. At once life story, love letter, and critical analysis, this is not merely a book about who Kidman is but about what she is — in our culture and in our minds, on- and offscreen.

Tall, Australian, one of the striking beauties of the world, Nicole Kidman is that rare modern phenomenon — an authentic movie star who is as happy and as creative throwing a seductive gaze from some magazine cover as she is being Virginia Woolf in The Hours. Here is the story of how this actress began her career, has grown through her roles, taken risks, made good choices and bad, and worried about money, aging, and image.

Here are the details of an actress's life: her performances in To Die For, The Portrait of a Lady, Eyes Wide Shut, Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, and Birth, among other films; her high-visibility marriage to Tom Cruise; her intense working relationship with Stanley Kubrick and her collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Baz Luhrmann; her work with Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Renée Zellweger, and John Malkovich; her decisions concerning nudity, endorsements, and publicity.

And here are Thomson's scintillating considerations of what celebrity means in the life of an actress like Kidman; of how the screen becomes both barrier and open sesame for her and for her audience; of what is required today of an actress of Kidman's stature if she is to remain vital to the industry and to the audiences who made her a prime celebrity.

Impassioned, opinionated, dazzlingly original in its approach and ideas, Nicole Kidman is as alluring and as much fun as Nicole Kidman herself, and David Thomson's most remarkable book yet.

Review:

"Thomson seems to have logged every detail of Kidman's public life....What begins as an analysis of stardom ends up as a case study of fandom." New Yorker

Review:

"[A] full-size, honest portrait of Kidman — and a revealing look at Hollywood movies and the stars who make them." Booklist

Review:

"Illuminating...part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism....[A] starry-eyed love letter." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"Film critic David Thomson has a crush on Kidman and he doesn't care who knows...a shrewd book about the nature of screen acting, fantasy and stardom." Newsday

About the Author

David Thomson has taught film studies at Dartmouth College and served on the selection committee for the New York Film Festival. The author also of Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick, he is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Nation, Movieline, The New Republic, and Salon. He lives with his family in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400077816
Author:
Thomson, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Kidman, Nicole
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.53 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400077816 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Thomson seems to have logged every detail of Kidman's public life....What begins as an analysis of stardom ends up as a case study of fandom."
"Review" by , "[A] full-size, honest portrait of Kidman — and a revealing look at Hollywood movies and the stars who make them."
"Review" by , "Illuminating...part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism....[A] starry-eyed love letter."
"Review" by , "Film critic David Thomson has a crush on Kidman and he doesn't care who knows...a shrewd book about the nature of screen acting, fantasy and stardom."
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