Nicole Kidman

By David Thomson
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400077816, 286pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

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About the Author
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."



Praise For Nicole Kidman

“Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman’s] life and career that’s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.”
--Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram

“Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . . [a] starry-eyed love letter.”
--Tara Ison, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Thomson is probably the single most gifted film writer alive . . . an extraordinarily knowing meditation on movies as purveyors of dreams and desires”
--Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

“Rewrites the celebrity biography into a savvy exploration of myth-making . . . Dangerously smart, Thomson never lectures. He throws little gems and thought-provoking insights in the midst of the liveliest conversation. A passionate storyteller, he peppers his analyses with sassy anecdotes . . . and biting remarks on politics, celebrity culture and their commodification of human dramas. Bold, provocative, irrepressibly funny . . . will delight those who enjoy a book that has guts and brains.”
--Cécile Alduy, San Francisco Chronicle

“Film critic David Thomson has a crush on Kidman and he doesn’t care who knows . . . a shrewd book about the nature of screen acting, fantasy and stardom.”
--Newsday

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