¼ The Life and Death of Peter Sellers õ Download by ☆ Roger Lewis

¼ The Life and Death of Peter Sellers õ Download by ☆ Roger Lewis Roger Lewis, In His No Holds Barred Biography, Exposes A Peter Sellers The World Little Knows Recognized As The Greatest British Comic Since Charlie Chaplin, Sellers Was The Grand Master Of Fifty Five Films From Dr Strangelove, To Being There And The Pink Panther Hits But Shadowing His Phenomenal Career Was A History Of Increasingly Bizarre Behavior Involving Psychotic Violence, Compulsive Promiscuity, Drug Abuse And Humiliating Self Destructive Obsessions With People Including Princess Margaret, Sophia Loren, Liza Minnelli And Each Of His Four Wives Ann Hayes, Britt Ekland, Miranda Quarry And Lynne Frederick He Alternately Showered His Wives And Children With Gifts And Then Threatened To Kill Them 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 , Sick At Heart And Alone In Those Sunless Hotel Rooms, So Recoiled From Intimacy That No One Really Knew Him Any Absolute dreck The author interviews Sellers via a psychic and includes it as a source No, I m not making that up They made a very good film out of this, but do not waste your time and read this idiocy.
It s difficult to think of a biography with a style appropriate to its subject than Roger Lewis s sprawling, discursive, non linear take on the life and times of legendary comedian, actor, and apparently awful human being Peter Sellers 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 of his own he filled the void in his life with meaningless sex and the heedless acquisition of material goods he had a persistent inability to distinguish fantasy from reality most vividly exemplified in his one sided obses Peter Sellers was a very strange and sort of private man Even people who knew him for years felt like they didn t really know him A kind of depressing guy who can create into something else One of my all time favorite actors who often didn t choose the best film roles but when he did The Party, Pink Panther movies, Ladykillers, and of course Lolita he was beyond great It s hard to know what made him tick yet you got the feeling that he was sort of a manic depressive type but then who knows.
An exhausting read, much like dealing with the real life Peter Sellers, no doubt I give the book a high rating just because the author left no stone, pebble, stick or leaf unturned, thou I could have done with a bit less psychoanalysis Despite the author s efforts to have you believe the book s subject has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and I have to say I tend to agree I still manage to feel some pity and sympathy for the the man who was so obviously insane and desperately needing of medical intervention My love for his characters and works remains unchanged and I plan on reading on his life in the future Just as a side note, I usually read to my wife at night before bed from whatever book I happen to be reading and I m sure she will be thrilled to hear some further adventures of that douchebag Sellers lol Much challenging than I expected I d only seen the popular in America Sellers comedies I recommend seeing as many of his films as possible before reading it.
I discovered Peter Sellers through Tv and movies and then unearthed his radio work With a man of so many faces as well as voices it s hard to pin down the actual person, hence my reading this book.
While the book doesn t have a chronological timeline as such, it still pulls together Mr Sellers life and paints a picture of a man with serious issues that could be extremely cruel but also kind in a childlike way.
I enjoyed the book and would happily recommend it to anyone with a wish to find out about the incredibly talented Peter Sellers But I would also recommend you watch a few Sellers movies and TV shows to get a flavour of the man.
Peter Sellers had an interesting life with the goon show Then going into films Hollywood And Clusoe, I have loved Peter Sellers since I was a kid and first saw the Pink Panther movies When I was older I discovered Dr Strangelove, The Mouse That Roared, Being There, The Party and I m All Right Jack, just to name a few This biography is incredibly extensive and attempts to reveal the man behind all the different faces and voices The biography is only partially chronological and there are many digressions While this style is often frustrating it is also incredibly revealing Sellers was a megalomaniac he was cruel, childlike but also an incredibly brilliant actor and performer The book is dense and an incredibly interested study of a deeply flawed person I would recommend watching Sellers films before you rea I read this book when it was first published in the early 90s and I can remember coming across its flaws then, but I can also remember enjoying reading it and the same has held true now.
Roger Lewis started off as a Sellers fan, but after researching this book decided that he hated the man Sellers is referred to without as insane and a monster Lewis went through the same process with his Anthony Burgess biography He really needs to stop writing about his heroes As such the book contains a lot of after the fact psycho analysis and condemnation, but the author does make a claim towards the end that a biographer has no need to be objective And that does make it a passionate read.
However it s not a straight forward read I think if a kindly editor had taken out all the Shakespeare

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