Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

Jack Nicholson: The Early Years

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Overview

Jack Nicholson: The Early Years by Robert Crane, Christopher Fryer

In 1975, Jack Nicholson was on his way to becoming a household name, having already starred in, written, or produced twenty-five films, including classics such as Easy Rider (1969) and Chinatown (1974). Originally published as Jack Nicholson: Face to Face in 1975, Jack Nicholson: The Early Years is the first book written about the enigmatic star and the only one written with Nicholsons participation. Authors Robert Crane and Christopher Fryer interviewed Nicholson for what began as a thesis for a University of Southern California film class, but quickly morphed into a larger portrait of Nicholsons unique craft. Crane and Fryer conducted their interviews with the intent of showcasing the young star as he saw himself. They also interviewed many of Nicholson's close friends and fellow filmmakers, including Dennis Hopper, Hal Ashby, Ann-Margret, and Bruce Dern, providing a comprehensive profile of the actors early years in the industry as well as insights into a private man's life. Jack Nicholson: The Early Years stands as a testament to Nicholson's incredible success in Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813136158
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Series: Screen Classics Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher Fryer is coauthor of Bruce Dern: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have — An Unrepentant Memoir and a contributor to Hal Ashby: Interviews. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

Robert Crane is coauthor of Bruce Dern: Things I've Said, But Probably Shouldn't Have — An Unrepentant Memoir and a contributor to Hal Ashby: Interviews. He is also coauthor of the newly published My Life As A Mankiewicz. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition 1

Jack Nicholson: First Interview 7

Roger Corman 27

Karen Black 35

Richard Rush 45

Jeremy Larner 55

Bruce Dern 59

Jack H. Harris 79

Sally Struthers 83

Dennis Hopper 91

Ann-Margret 99

Monte Hellman 107

Henry Jaglom 113

Mitzi McCall 131

William Tepper 135

Hal Ashby 143

Robert Evans 151

Jack Nicholson: Second Interview 159

Acknowledgments 171

Filmography 173

Index 203

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