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5.0 out of 5 stars "Could have been worse"
I'd resisted acquiring this book for years on basis of a vague sense that I had read that it had been overly and unwarrantedly critical of its subject. Having now read it, I'd say this was certainly not so. I believe Morley was intent, perhaps due to a real respect for Bogarde, upon conveying a rounded portrait which reflected this complex character. It is nothing like...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Uninformative, yet somehow distasteful
What was merely an dull outline of Bogarde's career (with few details of his life before and after the cinema) is brought down by a thoroughly unpleasant preface, in which the author takes the opportunity to vent his dislike of Bogarde's personality and work.
It's a mediocre effort, at best. Bogarde's autobiographies are far better written, more honest, and more...
Published on 28 Mar 2000


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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninformative, yet somehow distasteful, 28 Mar 2000
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This review is from: Dirk Bogarde : Rank Outsider (Paperback)
What was merely an dull outline of Bogarde's career (with few details of his life before and after the cinema) is brought down by a thoroughly unpleasant preface, in which the author takes the opportunity to vent his dislike of Bogarde's personality and work.
It's a mediocre effort, at best. Bogarde's autobiographies are far better written, more honest, and more enjoyable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Could have been worse", 14 Jun 2010
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I'd resisted acquiring this book for years on basis of a vague sense that I had read that it had been overly and unwarrantedly critical of its subject. Having now read it, I'd say this was certainly not so. I believe Morley was intent, perhaps due to a real respect for Bogarde, upon conveying a rounded portrait which reflected this complex character. It is nothing like the Coldstream biography of Dirk Bogarde but then it does not aspire to be; it was also written during the actor's lifetime and there is evidence of some cautious treading around certain aspects of the man. It is not a disrespectful book. Neither is it sycophantic. At time of its publication, Bogarde remarked that it "could have been worse" so even he cannot have thought it too bad. 'Rank Outsider' is a good introduction to arguably the finest actor to come out of Britain in the twentieth century. For Bogarde fans, it is non syrupy but true fans would see it as greatly antipathetic to its subject were it so and even if you already own the 'definitive' Coldstream tome, 'Rank Outsider' is well worth having for the visuals alone. The photographs accompanying the text demonstrate very well the affection Morley must have had for his subject and suggest all the intelligence, humour, integrity, warmth and depth which have drawn successive generations of film lovers to this most interesting of actors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JUST WATCHED 'DEATH IN VENICE' SO WAS EAGER TO LEARN MORE OF THE PRIVATE MAN, 20 Sep 2013
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It had less of an in-depth knowledge of Dirk Bogarde than others I've read, but it was enjoyable. Want to read some of his written works now.
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