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Century including Roman Holiday Sabrina Funny Face The Nun's Story Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady A friend and inspiration to renowned designer Hubert de Givenchy Audrey emerged as a fashion icon as well as a film legend her influence on women's fashion virtually unparalleled to this day But behind the glamorous public persona Audrey Hepburn was both a different and a deeper person and a woman who craved love and affection Donald Spoto offers remarkable insights into her professional and personal relationships with her two husbands and with celebrities such as Gregory Peck William Holden Fred Astaire Gary Cooper Robert Anderson Cary Grant Peter O'Toole Albert Finney and Ben Gazzara The turbulent romances of her youth her profound sympathy for the plight of hungry children and the thrills and terrors of motherhood prepared Audrey for the final chapter in her life as she devoted herself entirely to the charity efforts of an organization that had once co. I recently started watching classic films which prior to my 25th year held little interest to me I always WANTED to enjoy them I just couldn t get past the black and white Now that I have aged a bit that or run out of Netflix options I have begun to really enjoy classic films I love the simplicity the straightforward plotlines the raw emotion of Hollywoods brightest I enjoy the good simple stories and the lack of overt sexuality violence and vulgarity It s very lovelyAs for the book I became interested in Audrey Hepburn after viewing several of her films and being enchanted as are most people I would have given the biography 5 stars but I felt that it focused too much on her career and roles and not enough on her as a person Not that it didn t but I just wanted a bit My favorite thing about Audrey is that at the end of her life she wants to use her fame for good It s a perspective that I don t know how some famous people don t understand What s the point of fame and money if you don t do something productive with it That s the point of life no To feel fulfilled by helping others who often are in horrible positions That s how I feel and how many good people all over the world feel It s a great lesson Devoted to Drew youth her profound sympathy for the plight of hungry children and the thrills and terrors of motherhood prepared Audrey for the final chapter in her life as she devoted herself entirely to the charity efforts of an organization that had once co. I recently started watching classic films which prior to my 25th Marriage by Deception you don t do something productive with it That s the point of life no To feel fulfilled by helping others who often are in horrible positions That s how I feel and how many good people all over the world feel It s a great lesson

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Enchantment The Life of Audrey Hepburn

Her name is synonymous with elegance style and grace Over the course of her extraordinary life and career Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF Audrey was also known for her intense privacy With unprecedented access to studio archives friends and colleagues who knew and loved Audrey bestselling author Donald Spoto provides an intimate and moving account of this beautiful elusive and talented woman Tracing her astonishing rise to stardom from her harrowing childhood in Nazi controlled Holland during World War II to her years as a struggling ballet dancer in London and her Tony Award winning Broadway debut in Gigi Spoto illuminates the origins of Audrey's tenacious spirit and fiercely passionate nature She would go on to star in some of the most popular movies of the twentieth. I started out this book really rather excited about it Her early years were fascinating and the author s style was good I was really enjoying it up to the point when Spoto started discussing the movies she was in Then he really started to annoy meWhile Spoto s writing is well done for the most part he seems to blur the line between biographer and film critic A biographer should deal in the facts Tell me what films she did what happened during filming what the public reaction was to the film etc Things that are concrete A film critic can give their opinion of the films but because they present themselves as film critics we know that it is just their opinion So when for example Spoto started talking about Sabrina and how difficult Humphrey Bogart was to work with that was just fine When he stated as fact that Bogart was miscast that didn t sit well with me He offered no uotes from critics saying that they thought so nothing from anyone working on the picture saying that they thought he wasn t good in the movie Just his opinion that Bogart was miscast yes they had wanted Cary Grant originally but that doesn t mean that Bogart didn t work in the film as well And yes I disagree with him that Bogart was miscast but the point is that it is not his job as a biographer to be a film critic as wellI was willing to get past it that first time but it happened again with several other films The Nun s Story which I have never seen but plan to is according to Spoto pretty close to the best movie ever Green Mansions which I happened to like is terrible though there are no uotes from critics to prove this Marni Nixon as the singing voice in My Fair Lady was a total disaster and the audience immediately felt a disconnect between the singing and Audrey every time a song started the way that the studio handled the whole dubbing situation was awful but the movie itself is not By the time it got around to My Fair Lady I was pretty annoyed with SpotoStill I finished the book because I wanted to hear about her work with UNICEF That part was interesting So I enjoyed the beginning and the end and some tidbits of information in the middle I with that I had gotten a different biography but at least this was a bargain book

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Me to her rescue at the end of the war UNICEF Donald Spoto has written a poignant funny and deeply moving biography of an unforgettable woman At last Enchantment reveals the private Audrey Hepburn and invites readers to fall in love with her all over again She was as funny as she was beautiful She was a magical combination of high chic and high spirits Gregory Peck In spite of her fragile appearance she's like steel Cary Grant Audrey was known for something which has disappeared and that is elegance grace and manners God kissed her on the cheek and there she was Billy Wilder There is not a woman alive who does not dream of looking like Audrey Hepburn Hubert de Givenchy Her magnetism was so extraordinary that everyone wanted to be close to her It was as if she placed a glass barrier between herself and the world You couldn't get behind it easily It made her remarkably attractive Stanley Donen She has authentic charm Most people simply have nice manners Alfred Lu. Audreys life was extremely sad and depressing


10 thoughts on “Enchantment The Life of Audrey Hepburn

  1. says:

    Love love love Audrey; however this book was just middle of the road for me Somewhat repetitious too I would have liked to have read the actual critics’ reviews instead of just this author’s opinion of her movies; I would have preferred him to be factual instead of opinionated throughout For instance what was Audrey’s reaction

  2. says:

    I started out this book really rather excited about it Her early years were fascinating and the author's style was good I

  3. says:

    I have always loved Audrey Hepburn I was not overly impressed with this book about her though The author made it seem like she was never happy Whether that was true or not no one but Audrey would know for sure For most of this book the author focused on the the hollywood making of the movies aspect not so much Audrey i felt like she got lost in the shuffle of a book that was supposed to be about her

  4. says:

    For Audrey Hepburn to be one of my favorite actresses and someone's classic ladylike style I've always looked up too I sure didn't know a lot

  5. says:

    I recently started watching classic films which prior to my 25th year held little interest to me I always WANTED to enjoy them I just couldn't get past the black and white Now that I have aged a bit that or run out of Netflix options ; I have begun to really enjoy classic films I love the simplicity the straight

  6. says:

    I can do without the movie making minutiae and there's plenty of that in Enchantment For me the most interesting parts of this Audrey Hepburn biography were the beginning and the end Hepburn's childhood growing up in Europe during WWII was fascinating; I wish we had details about that But just imagining a young Audrey helping the Dutch resistance and nursing soldiers is amazing Its impact on her life is undeniable and

  7. says:

    I have always admired Audrey Hepburn but sadly did not know much about her besides her filmology This biography is written really well so it does not seem like a dull text book but almost like I am reading fiction Her life was so much than just an actress and this book gives much detail showing that Even if you don't think you are interested in her life you might surprise yourself while reading this

  8. says:

    Audreys life was extremely sad and depressing

  9. says:

    I really like reading about her I don't love this author's writing style He is a little repetitive and kind of adds his own opinion to some things He is however very thorough and seems to have a lot of really good sources that actually knew the people he wrote about He does write in a way that actually makes their lives very interesting and

  10. says:

    Meh Audrey Hepburn wasis one of my all time favorite actresses I've always loved her movies her classic style and her anthropic habi

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