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Beyond Columbo : The Life and Times of Peter Falk
Beyond Columbo : The Life and Times of Peter Falk
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We knew him as Lieutenant Columbo, showing up at a crime scene behind the wheel of an iconic Peugeot 403 convertible and wearing a rumpled trench coat, tie often at half mast from an open collar, and smoking a cigar He was meticulous, though, in his search for clues, focusing on things that didn't add up and homing in on a person whom he suspected as he tightened the web around his prey until, in a final reveal, he got the suspect to cough up a confessionThis was Peter Falk, who inhabited the role of Lieutenant Columbo after a successful career playing gangsters in feature films opposite the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Glen Ford And the new biography of Peter Falk, *Beyond Columbo, * is an in-depth look at the actor's life, his place in history, and his artist's lifeAuthors Richard Lertzman and Bill Birnes (*Dr Feelgood* and *The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney)* cover not just the details of Falk's life and the influences upon him, they talk about his range as a performer who could inhabit roles as tough as gangster Abe Reles in *Murder, Inc, * slapstick comedy in *It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World* and *The Great Race, * and as benevolent as the kindly grandfather in *Princess Bride* The authors reveal that there was much more to the real-life Peter Falk than the characters he played Falk tried to join the Marines, applied to be an agent for the CIA, sailed as a cook in the Merchant Marine, worked for Marshal Tito in Communist Yugoslavia, got himself arrested in Italy over a restaurant bill, and was followed around by Soviet intelligence agentsThe authors delve into the basic psychological conflict that drove Falk from the time he grew up in a well-to-do merchant family in Ossining, New York, where his father wanted him to get a steady job at a steady income instead of "painting his face" and making a spectacle of himself This drove Falk, listening to the inner voices of his parents to question himself often, even as he tried to live the life of a vagabond performer looking for the perfect role, the role he ultimately found in *Columbo*The book includes in-depth and exclusive interview with many of Falk's co-stars, Joe Mantegna, Dabney Coleman, Paul Reiser, George Segal, Kevin Pollak, Dan Lauria, Steven Bochco, and Ed Begley, Jr, as well as from *Columbo's* first director, Steven Spielber
Nakladatelství Independently Published
Jazyk angličtina
Počet stran 422
Typ Knihy - paperback
Rok vydání 2017
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