Al Pacino: A Life on the Wire Book Summary and Study Guide

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This might be the most famous biography of Al Pacino in the market. This doesn't make it a great one, though: rarely do we get into the actor' head or process of acting, the Lee Strasberg's 'Method'. What we get instead is a bunch of bio facts, movie trivia and some gossip regarding Pacino's love life. (Nothing too above the average info searchable on the internet.) Despite of this, with the result we do get the idea on how privately Pacino has kept his relationships by not knowing much from himself but from 'the work', as he calls his great talent for acting.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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