Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now flip flip flip Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 2 May 2013
Firstly, the long awaited autobiography from Friedkin was as every much worth the wait as expect. At 475 pages, Friedkin's fast paced, self-lacerating candour makes for probably the autobiography of the year.
Secondly, why four stars out of five? It loses the fifth star given how: A) Friedkin simply refuses to write about his marriages. His fifth, marriage to Paramount hard knock Sherry Lansing is detailed. Though nothing else. This is remiss given the previous four marriages and divorces. The legal bloodbath with Lesley Anne Down especially. (A shame, Friedkin could have included the story of the babysitter and the bikers.) And B) Though he's frank enough to deal with his flops, there are no references to 'Deal of the Century' or 'The Guardian'. Again, a shame. It would have been fascinating to hear from him just what exactly went wrong. Never mind 'how'. Ditto 'CAT Squad'. Hence, four stars out of five.
That said, taking such criticism into account, Friedkin's tome plays as breezily and as entertainingly as you would expect. Precede with purchase.
6 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.5 out of 5 stars