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Family and friends philosophy on Oliver Reed.
on 17 March 2015
This biog tries to get behind the contradictions and perceived myths that Oliver Reeds family and friends think surround him ? I knew little of Reeds personal life except the tales of his drunken exploits and had only seen a few of his movies. Found this biog became a little boring reading about his repetitive drunken brawls and Sunday morning philosophies ? The early childhood account was interesting but unconvinced this made the man, we all have choices ? Glosses over his alcoholism and destructive behavior because of who he is ! You do understand from this work that Reed was a common drunk a bit of a bully boy who would have had more kicking's if his sycophantic body guard was not around ! A good overview of Reeds film career and life. I felt that this was an attempt to clean up his image a little with the help of some pithy psychoanalysis and humanistic forethought ? I have started watching his films on DVD and think that I prefer the actor to the reality of the man ! It's a OK read.