- Paperback: 752 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (7 Oct. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571210104
- ISBN-13: 978-0571210107
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Huge, sleekly written, and hugely entertaining.' -- Spectator
'Lee Server's thorough work gives Mitchum the biography he deserves, and consolidates his reputation as one of the very best.' -- Guardian
'One of the finest and most troubling showbiz biographies in many a long year.' -- Sight & Sound
'Some guy. And this is some book . . . Server is the best kind of biographer, a fan who doesn't let his admiration get in the way of telling the truth.' -- Scotland on Sunday
'This is a book you can wallow in. You're never far from a fight or a steamy romance or a drinking binge...' -- New Statesman
Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care is Lee Server's biography of Mitchum, the definitive life of a man who invented film noir cool - both on the silver screen and off it.See all Product Description
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All I have to say is this.."Baby, I don't care" is, without doubt, the best biography of any film star I have ever read.
Robert Mitchum was a remarkable man, a wonderful actor. Lee Server - The author of this brilliant biography - is first class in telling the life story of, probably, Hollywood's finest yet most underrated actor.
Thanks to Lee Server, I will now watch with avid interest, every Mitchum movie that gets aired on Television. Robert Mitchum was so much more than just an actor.
Of course, Server's sub-title here, 'Baby, I Don't Care' (Mitchum's famous line from one of his greatest films, Jacques Tourneur's 1947 noir masterpiece, Out Of The Past (or Build My Gallows High)), reflects the man's apparent easy-going, perhaps even superficial, take on life and, in particular, his chosen life path, acting. Yet what comes across time and again, authenticated by the multitude of testimonials in Server's account, was the man's almost unique ability to find the heart of his screen character and to deliver this with unassuming authority and naturalism. Mitchum is, of course, also one of the most memorably quoted members of his profession ever - arguably warranting a book on the subject à la Churchill, Wilde, etc - and Server's book thus also becomes one of the out-and-out funniest I have read in a long time.Read more ›
He deserved a biography that does his fascinating and at times Huck Finn-like life justice, and this is what Lee Server (also author of a model biography of Ava Gardner) achieves, employing a somewhat slangy, rangy style befitting his informal, anti-authoritarian subject.
I don't always read the early chapters of such biographies, since the childhoods of actors are rarely that fascinating, but Mitchum's is an exception - and then some! In fact, I'd urge anyone to not miss the first couple of chapters of this exemplary book, as it explains so much about his later life.Read more ›
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Whether on or off the screen you like or dislike Mitchum you will find this a very interesting read. Very entertaining and a largely unbiased insight in to the man and his work.Published 20 days ago by EDKING
very good thanku. ill buy from this seller again!! thanku...xxPublished 2 months ago by L. J. Sharman
I received this autobiog4aphy on the late actor Robert Mitchum, as he lived a long life I was not surprised at the size of the book, so it was very good value for money, unlike... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shirley Steadman
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