PICTURES IN MY HEAD

PICTURES IN MY HEAD

by Gabriel Byrne
     
 

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From the executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father, Byrne's memoir is a frank, intimate account that captures the spirit of our times as it reveals the man behind this actor's many faces. "Delightful memoir . . . a fine . . . reminiscence that will have the reader calling for more."--Publishers Weekly. 39 b&w illustrations.

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From the executive producer of the Academy Award-nominated In the Name of the Father, Byrne's memoir is a frank, intimate account that captures the spirit of our times as it reveals the man behind this actor's many faces. "Delightful memoir . . . a fine . . . reminiscence that will have the reader calling for more."--Publishers Weekly. 39 b&w illustrations.

"In this delightful memoir, actor Gabriel Byrne takes us along the rocky-and often wacky -road from 1950s Dublin to today's Hollywood…[With] sharp wit he tells hilarious stories about acting and displays a wicked facility for mimicking Irish speech… A fine reminiscence that will have the reader calling for more." - Publisher Weekly

"…extremely funny, with gentle eye for human vagaries and dialogue that dance off the page… unabashedly enjoyable." - Elle Magazine

In vivid cinematic sketches, international film star Gabriel Byrne's absorbing memoir presents a series of fascinating glimpses into his public and private life. The Irish actor leads the reader through his career on stage and screen as both producer and actor. Along the way he shares his impressions of Hollywood, New York and his native Ireland, and takes us behind the scenes of his many films. Gabriel Byrne's unique narrative style colors every page, mixing colloquial dialogue with evocative descriptions. The result is a frank, intimate account that reveals the man-and the writer-behind the actor's many faces.

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Library Journal
Byrne is internationally known for his acting in numerous films, such as Into the West and Miller's Crossing, and for being the producer of the Oscar-nominated In the Name of the Father. Now he will be known as a writer of memoirs as well. His book begins as the story of his boyhood in 1950s Dublin, with vivid descriptions of his home, the pubs, and the streets, as well as of his stint as a novice at a seminary in Wales. He also writes of his first love, his beginnings as an actor in Dublin's vibrant theater scene, and the birth of his two children. In each chapter, Byrne's voice comes across like the voiceover in a film. His descriptions of Hollywood, of a big-budget production in Eastern Europe, and of his return to Ireland for a break are particularly engaging. Byrne has many stories to tell, and his readers will hope for more in the near future. This absorbing autobiography is recommended for both public and academic libraries. Lisa N. Johnston, Sweet Briar Coll. Lib., VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570980466
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.69(d)

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