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eBook The Life and Death of Peter Sellers ePub

by Roger Lewis

  • ISBN: 0712638016
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Roger Lewis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Century Co; 1St Edition edition (1994)
  • Pages: 817
  • ePub book: 1625 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1749 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 592

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British-American television film about the life of English comedian Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British-American television film about the life of English comedian Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name.

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the .

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Director: Stephen Hopkins. The camera tries to follow him inside, but he turns and says "You can't come in here". The door closes, and the camera zooms in on the sign with the name "Peter Sellers".

In Peter Sellers, however, Lewis has found the perfect subject for his 'method' But this is not just one man's life.

In Peter Sellers, however, Lewis has found the perfect subject for his 'method'. Lewis may be an egomaniac as a biographer, placing himself on stage at every twist of the narrative, but Sellers, it turns out, was an even bigger monster, a performer whose blazing, and ultimately tragic, career scorched almost everyone, women especially, whose lives it touched. But this is not just one man's life. Lewis uses Sellers's career in postwar British entertainment to riff crazily on the Goons, on Ealing comedies, on the Sixties and on almost every aspect of British cinematic and theatrical culture imaginable.

Roger Lewis' controversial book The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is at best a massive essay on the negative aspects of the famed comedy star. While his achievements are questionable and even seem to dim in the paleness of time, the book itself isn't even interested in what those are. The book is primarily arranged to address Sellers' behavior (or alleged behavior, in some cases) to suit the needs of the writer

Lewis's book ranges far and wide over the life and career of Sellers, circling around wildly to hit several points over .

Lewis's book ranges far and wide over the life and career of Sellers, circling around wildly to hit several points over and over: Sellers was warped by his overly protective relationship with a mother who called him after an older brother who was stillborn; he bounced into characters with the greatest of ease because, as he claimed, he had no personality o. Lewis went through the same process with his Anthony Burgess biography. He really needs to stop writing about his heroes.

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Sellers' fluidity as an actor made for a terrifying madness that grew like a slow metastasizing cancer throughout his adult life

Sellers' fluidity as an actor made for a terrifying madness that grew like a slow metastasizing cancer throughout his adult life. The story of Peter Sellers concludes with his premature death at the age of 54, "sick at heart and alone in those sunless hotel rooms," so recoiled from intimacy that no one really knew him anymore. Originally, I had intended to read this like any other book. Instead, I have been going to the Index and flipping through this well-documentd tome about one of the great comedic minds of all time. This book is a terrific reference book, giving background to many performances by Peter Sellers.

Michael Sellers, Peter Sellers' son, despite the turbulent relationship with his father . Sellers, at the time, called Roger Lewis' book "400 pages of rubbish".

Michael Sellers, Peter Sellers' son, despite the turbulent relationship with his father, always tried to defend his father's legacy. In 2004 when "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" was released, Michael Sellers scolded Hopkins. Biopic's many strange faces of Peter Sellers incense the actor's son" Fiachra Gibbons in Cannes Monday May 19, 2003 The Guardian ] This had the effect of forcing Hopkins to descend to Cannes during the film.

Автор: Lewis, Roger Название: Life and death of peter sellers . Each book focuses on vocational aspects of business, rather than theoretical models, allowing the reader to understand how businesses operate.

After Lewis's death in 1963 Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper were approached by several of Lewis's friends, to write the biography. Warren Lewis, contributed a great deal to the writing.

Book by ROGER LEWIS

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Roger Lewis' controversial book The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is at best a massive essay on the negative aspects of the famed comedy star. While his achievements are questionable and even seem to dim in the paleness of time, the book itself isn't even interested in what those are. The book is primarily arranged to address Sellers' behavior (or alleged behavior, in some cases) to suit the needs of the writer. While not as vile as Goldman's Lennon book, its focus is revealed quite early in the introductory chapter, which rambles on and on, backward and forward through time, to tell us that, basically, Peter Sellers was a jerk. Though he does attempt to start each subsequent chapter in chronological order, he doesn't stick to it. Instead he uses the event as a springboard to once again ramble through the rubbish of Sellers career and life to prove to us that he was really nobody. Sellers himself admits this, but Lewis makes it graphic. Ugly. Whether its true or not is not for me to decide.

Ultimately, the problem I have with the book is the same one I had with the movie. Its not a proper biography, but rather a character essay of a man with no character at all.

It is interesting to note that Sellers, who I have always found only mildly amusing, did actually go on to achieve what he did considering his antics.

This book is one I'd recommend only to someone with real tolerance to the subject and the style.
Ziena Ziena
This is a very depressing account of Peter Sellers' life. A great actor, entertainer who gave so much enjoyment with his inimitable comedy described as a difficult person in his off screen life. I found it sad.
Rindyt Rindyt
Originally, I had intended to read this like any other book. Instead, I have been going to the Index and flipping through this well-documentd tome about one of the great comedic minds of all time. This book is a terrific reference book, giving background to many performances by Peter Sellers. Any fan would realize that this is one volume that is a "must" for their libraries!
Macill Macill
Well written and well researched. It is leaning too too much in the British vein. As a treatise on the subject it is illuminating
Ttexav Ttexav
excellent
Skillet Skillet
about someone they absolutely despise? This book does not make sense...many biographers are too obviously in love with their subjects, which can make for hard reading, but this book is impossible to read, unless you hate Peter Sellers and if you do, why would you want to read about him anyway? This author takes every word said to him about Peter Sellers as absolute gospel and every word ever spoken by PS as absolute intentional lies. Nothing Sellers has ever done since he was a child was done without cruelty or selfishness, according to Lewis.
I think this author wasted a lot of time and research on a subject he so clearly hates and his bitterness at his toil shows through loud and clear.
I am not a huge Peter Sellers fan but only hope for a fair reading when I pick up such books. This is by the least fair and least entertaining of any such book.
Sellers is blamed for everything, even the fact that his wives each married him-they must have wanted something from him, to begin with...he could not have forced them down the aisle. But of course he did...in this telling...etc...that is the mildest of conclusions to be drawn here...
Samutilar Samutilar
If this book was completely worthless, it would be easier to dismiss. But the fact that it's extremely well-researched only magnifies how poorly executed the final results are. For much of the book's length, the author ignores a conventional chronological approach, flitting back and forth along the Sellers timeline. One moment you're in the 1950s, the next you're propelled into the 1970s, just so the author can make what he thinks is a relevant observation. Then you're thrust back into the 1950s. Or is it the 1960s? It's hard to tell because the author makes no effort to guide you. Instead, he's more interested in passing off numerous "conclusions" -- many of which come off as wrong-headed and self-serving -- as "facts." The author clearly did his homework (there`s some solid information and fascinating first-hand quotes), yet he sabotages all his hard work with a sloppy (and pretentious) narrative style, as well as his insistence on molding some of the facts to fit his pre-conceived notions. It certainly doesn't help matters that the author automatically assumes the reader is already familiar with the bulk of Sellers' career, which is discussed, for great lengths at a time, out of chronological order. An astonishingly incomplete Index only adds to the mess.

Peter Sellers was a gifted actor and a troubled man, and his story deserves to be told. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS had the potential to be the ultimate Sellers biography. Unfortunately, that potential was ruined by a poorly organized, confusing editorial approach that renders much of the text incomprehensible. What should have been a mesmerizing tale becomes an utter chore to slog through.
This is exactly what you too will scream after struggling through just a couple of chapters of this weighty, yet most unsatisfying tome. Type set in a style banned in most civilized countries in the world, yet when forced to read to get your monies worth of your purchase, you will wonder when the good part starts. It's unlikely many care about years struggling in the trenches of the Goon Show when most sentient beings desire to know something about the man who made Dr. Strangelove or the Pink Panther movies. Forget it- it might get a passing mention but apparently the author is much for fascinated with what the young Peter Seller's parents had for lunch on a rainy afternoon. Two minutes in Wikipedia will enlighten you much more this effort!