Al Pacino

In Films and on Stage, 2d ed.


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About the Book

One of our most passionate and gifted actors, Al Pacino has been riveting audiences for decades with performances in everything from The Godfather to Angels in America to Danny Collins. He has also appeared on the stage, tackling such difficult roles as Richard III, King Herod and Shylock, along with parts in contemporary dramas like Glengarry Glen Ross. Pacino has also directed two documentaries and two feature films. Aspects of Pacino’s private life and film choices can be controversial. Often accused of a lack of subtlety or of “chewing the scenery,” his mesmeric intensity galvanizes fans and divides critics, as do his Shakespearean interpretations. In its completely revised second edition, this book critically reevaluates his many onscreen and onstage roles. Pacino is an actor who cannot be ignored.

About the Author(s)

William Schoell is the author of numerous books about the performing arts and pop culture, and the writer of the blog Great Old Movies. He lives in New York.

Bibliographic Details

William Schoell

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 200
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7196-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2285-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  viii
Preface  1
Part One: Pacino’s Life  3
Part Two: Pacino’s Films  20
Part Three: Pacino on Stage 171
Notes  183
Bibliography  185
Index  187