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Any good books about Ed Wood?

Old 02-08-05, 11:57 AM
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Any good books about Ed Wood?

I've been studying his films a bit for a class of mine, and I was just curious if anyone knew of any good books on the life of Ed Wood (Edward D. Wood, Jr.) the filmmaker. Thanks
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Old 02-08-05, 05:32 PM
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There was one I read a few years ago that was pretty good, Nightmare of Ecstasy -- here's the amazon link.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...128422-6655364
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Old 02-15-05, 07:50 PM
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Yes, I have Nightmare of Ecstasy and it's a very good book. The author interviewed a ton of people who knew Wood and arranged their various reminiscences into chronological order, right up until his very sad final days (it's more of a series of interview quotes and stories, rather than a normal written biography or anything). Since we are talking about different people's memories here, some of the information can be somewhat contradictory at times, but this is probably the most detailed telling of his life (and it makes you realize that Burton's excellent film took a number of liberties with the facts. BTW, the film's credits acknowledge this book as it's basis, but I'm not sure how much the screenwriters actually took from the book). At the end of the book there is also a nice filmography and bibliography (covering as much as his porno novels as could be discovered).
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Another hearty recommendation for Grey's fine book. I actually got a little misty when I read it.
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