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  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780804170840
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

Start To Finish

Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking




An inside view of Woody Allen’s filmmaking process—from inception to premiere—by his longtime biographer.

In Start to Finish, longtime Woody Allen biographer Eric Lax takes us onto the set and behind the scenes of Allen’s 2015 movie, Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Revealing the intimate details of Allen’s filmmaking process, Lax shows us the screenplay being shaped, the scenes being prepared, and the actors, cinematographers, editors, and other participants at work. We hear Allen’s colleagues speak candidly about working with him, and Allen speaking with equal openness about his career. An unprecedented insight into one of the foremost filmmakers of our time, Start to Finish is sure to delight not only movie buffs and Allen fans, but also everyone who has marveled at the magic of the artistic process.

  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780804170840
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Eric Lax

Eric Lax was born in British Columbia in 1944 and grew up near San Diego. After graduating from Hobart College, he spent five years as Peace Corps volunteer and staff member. He is the author of On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy and Life and Death on 10 West. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Life and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor. He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, Karen, and their two sons.

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