Al Pacino The Movies Behind The Man

A book about Al Pacino’s stellar film career is to be released in the UK in June. Written by Screenjabber contributor Mark Searby, Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man is the ultimate insider’s guide to the legendary Hollywood actor.

al pacino the movies behind the man book 1 may 2017 embedConsistently recognised as one of the greatest actors of all time, Pacino has a huge legacy within film and an equally impressive archive of awards to his name. Unlike many other books that hold a sole character in their title, whether you’re a fan of his repertoire or not, Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man gives a remarkable and often unexplored insight into film and one of it’s key actors, making this an accessible and inspiring read.

Giving an in-depth look at his career, Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man explores Pacino's legacy from his breakout performance in The Panic in Needle Park through to the early highs of the 1970s and 80s with The Godfather Parts I and II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Scarface. Each chapter guides the reader through the inception, pre-production and filming of Pacino’s film catalogue, delving in to previously unearthed critiques by those who worked closely with him.

Readers can explore the reviews and the box office returns and digest a critical analysis on every film Pacino has ever worked on. His big box office hits such as Heat, The Devil’s Advocate and Donnie Brasco through to the smaller, independent and personal productions including The Local Stigmatic, Looking For Richard and Chinese Coffee make for an inspirited variation of accounts and insight into the workings of such a highly regarded character.

The book featvures more than 50 exclusive interviews from actors, directors, producers and writers – including Stephen Bauer (Scarface), Jerry Schatzberg (The Panic in Needle Park), Israel Horovitz (Author! Author!), Hugh Hudson (Revolution), Bruce Altman (Glengarry Glen Ross), Lowell Bergman (The Insider), Jay Mohr (S1m0ne), Cary Brokaw (Angels in America), Kris Marshall (The Merchant of Venice) and Lawrence Grobel (Salome and Wilde Salome).

Al Pacino: The Movies Behind The Man is will be published on June 9. You can order it now through Amazon UK.

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Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.

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