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ISBN: 033034434X
Author: Richard E. Grant
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 310
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 696
Size Fb2: 1766 kb
Size ePub: 1486 kb
Size Djvu: 1118 kb
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Richard E Grant's film diaries are fascinating for anyone wondering about the machinations of the film industry. It covers everything from his earliest job in the film "Withnail and I" (which launched his career)through to working on "Hudson Hawk", LA Stories" and many more. He comes across as so affable and totally appreciative of his fame and new found financial security. The personal stories involving his wife's miscarriage and death of his father tug at the heartstrings

First comes Grant's first big break, the starring role in Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I, the cult film that set Grant's career on a path bound for stardom-"I had no notion that, almost without exception, every film offered since would be the result of playing an k actor. Like Dante's Virgil he guides the reader through the hell of the making of Hudson Hawk.

Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen; 5 May 1957) is an Swazi-English actor. He made his film debut as Withnail in the comedy Withnail and I (1987) and has had prominent roles in films such as How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), The Player (1992), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Spice World (1997), Gosford Park (2001), The Iron Lady (2011), Logan (2017), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

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Richard E Grant's timing was impeccable during my own journey into cinephilia

Richard E Grant's timing was impeccable during my own journey into cinephilia. Story (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993)

This collection of diary entries follows Richard E. Grant's career from the cult movie Withnail and I to his experiences in Hollywood on such films as Th. .Richard E Grant is a genius! By Thriftbooks. com User, April 5, 1999. The book is a fantastic read, both witty and sad in places.

This collection of diary entries follows Richard E. Thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone.

Подписчиков: 195 ты. себе: Actor & creator of Perfume at rtylondon wars episode 9 2019 agram : richard. Grant is stepping into the Star Wars world for the first time at 6. Grant is stepping into the Star Wars world for the first time at 62. The actor opened up to Extra about his role, calling his character Allegi. Grant’s acting career has included memorable roles in some of Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed films . Grant’s acting career has included memorable roles in some of Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed films, including Robert Altman’s Gosford Park and Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula. But he attributes his success to his first film role, starring as a flamboyantly pathetic Shakespearean in the underground hit Withnail and I. As Grant explains, I had no notion that, almost without exception, every film offered since would be the result of playing an alcoholic out-of-work actor.

Comments:

Balladolbine
This is quite an entertaining book that traces Richard E. Grant's career from his very early days in WITHNAIL & I all the way through to his role in the Spice Girls movie, SPICEWORLD. A varied career indeed. It's fascinating to read about his rollercoaster ride through filmmaking, bouncing from gigantic bombs to critical successes in a seemingly random fashion.
This is a captivating look at the behind the scenes activities from several movie sets, yet Grant manages to keep both his feet firmly planted on the ground even when meeting and socializing with the biggest of stars. The result is an often hilarious tour of the madness and method that goes into making films. We encounter several very famous people within this text: Grant parties with Madonna, receives multiple high-fives from Bruce Willis, accepts strange fan-mail from Steve Martin and gets stuck on a never ending film-shoot in Budapest with Sandra Bernhard. Each of them are seen through his grounded eyes and interacted with in his neurotic, slightly sarcastic manner.
Although this is not even a complete account of all (or most) of the films that he has acted in throughout his career, there are a few places where his private life does occasionally intersect on the pages of his diaries. There are some extremely tear-jerking moments, the most moving of which is during the shooting of WITHNAIL & I where he is caught going back and forth between the film work and his wife's pregnancy complications. The book is a whirlwind of emotions and random observations. It's slow and thoughtful during the breaks between shooting, but quickly speeds up to a breakneck pace when the real work begins.
This is a great book for anyone who has the slightest interest in a behind the scenes peek at the movie industry from someone who doesn't have their head already in the clouds. Richard E. Grant shares his philosophies, his outlooks and his wit with us in these diaries and they come highly recommended.
Jogrnd
Great, fun read; read it twice.
Xaluenk
Richard E. Grant takes his readers on a hilarious journey through his experiences in the film industry. His writing is sharp and incisive with no hint of egotism creeping through. Throughout the entire memoir, Grant is on the same plane as any working-class person in the world - this allows for him to connect with his reader, and at the same time, it makes his experiences, such as meeting a plethora of celebrities or attending all sorts of bizarre parties, all the more unbelievable and hilarious. With Nails is a book that can be read over and over again: Grant delivers so many bitchy, shrewd observations that, upon rereading, rear their barbed, comic heads.
Richard E. Grant is probably someone you've never heard of. He has always been a supporting actor, and has starred in a few dud pictures such as `Hudson Hawk' and `Pret-a-Porter'. The great thing about With Nails is that he's not afraid to admit his own, or his movies' failures and foibles. At the same time as he delves into his film diaries, Grant discusses some extremely personal experiences with the reader, such as the death of his baby girl only 36 hours after delivery: "she was the size of my hand" he laments.
It's moments like those in With Nails that remind the reader that Richard E. Grant is just a normal guy who has inadvertently stumbled into the totally bizarre and foreign world of Hollywood. For goodness sake, the man was born and raised in Swaziland, Africa! It's amazing that, despite his successes and run-ins with celebrity, he remains totally grounded. Just like your next-door neighbour. Just a guy that has had a tremendous run of luck and has described his whole way-out trip along the way.
This book is so excellent, so funny, so amazing... it's my favourite book of all time. Definitely get it. You won't regret it.
JoJolar
For as long as I can remember I have been aware of Richard E. Grant. He seemed like one of those perfect working actors. Always doing good work but in either small films or small roles, never quite becoming famous with a capital "F". This book, a diary of his work, chronicles Grant's career from the, relative, beginning. When he was "Swazi boy" (Grant was born and raised in Swaziland, not England) struggling through auditions, always that close to his "big break". Grant recalls his experiences with great insight and even more humour. He has something to say about everybody (I think he, not Kevin Bacon, is the hub of Hollywood. He seems to have worked with everyone). Grant is an insider but always on the fringe of the action, always aware of how ridiculous the business is. The book, which takes you from Withnail and I through Spice World and beyond, is hilarious. Particularly touching are the entries about his marriage and how it ha! s been affected by his career. Grant has written a brilliant, entirely entertaining book.
Detenta
Richard E Grant's film diaries are fascinating for anyone wondering about the machinations of the film industry. It covers everything from his earliest job in the film "Withnail and I" (which launched his career)through to working on "Hudson Hawk", LA Stories" and many more. He comes across as so affable and totally appreciative of his fame and new found financial security. The personal stories involving his wife's miscarriage and death of his father tug at the heartstrings.
I'm sure Grant is the sort of guy you coould meet on the street or in a pub and have a good chat with, not one of these pretentious Hollywood bores.Merely someone who has paid his dues and truly deserves to be where he is today.
If you read this Mr Grant, all I can say is hurry up with the second lnstallment of your film diaries. You've worked on so many films in the past few years that another book MUST be in the works. A book that I can't wait to read. If for nothing else for your recollections of working on SPICE WORLD:The MOVIE!!
Funny,poignant and truly endearing.

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