|Plot Summary of There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale|
|"Sean Astin, best-known as the actor who portrayed Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, writes his memoirs about the personal and professional struggles and successes in his life leading up to his groundbreaking role in The Lord of the Rings.
Astin offers a self-critical view of his experiences, from the choices he made in his early career, to how he's handled his money, to his weight problems, to the harsh trial of the filming of The Lord of the Rings, which spanned many months, and finally to his Academy Award campaign for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. "
Sarah Bastin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
Story of entertainer?
- Movie Drama Actor
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 1 ()
- Los Angeles
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- somewhat unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- More than 15 in color
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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