Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes: a life and a story

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Vintage Books, Jul 12, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 479 pages
Recounts Beatty's life and career, compares it with a fictional actor, and attempts to evoke Beatty's complex and enigmatic personality

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Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes: a life and a story

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Prominent film critic Thomson provides an unusual biography of one of Hollywood's most colorful actors. Much of the book is standard biography combined with heavy doses of sophisticated film criticism ... Read full review


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John Heilpern is the author of the classic book about theater "Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa "and of "How Good is David Mamet, Anyway?," a collection of his theater essays and reviews. Born in England and educated at Oxford, his interviews for "The Observer "(London) received a British Press Award. In 1980 he moved to New York, where he became a weekly columnist for "The Times "of London. An adjunct professor of drama at Columbia University, he is drama critic for the "New York Observer.