Laughing on the Outside

Laughing on the Outside

The Life of John Candy

Book - 1996
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Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing ture-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in "Splash," the misunderstood slob in "Uncle Buck," or the generous lonely salesman in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible, emotional warmth. But behind the scenes, beneath the booming laughter, award-winning journalist Martin Knelman paints a compassionate portrait of john Candy--a man blessed by comic genius and goodness of heart who was ultimately an sadly undermined by self-doubt and misguided ambition.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 1996
ISBN: 9780670870271
Branch Call Number: 792.028092 Candy-K 3558ad 1
Alternative Title: Life of John Candy


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Apr 16, 2012

For those who like John Candys' work this book offers some insight into his life and what sort of person he was. He sounds like the type of man that we all want as a friend. The downside to this book is the author Martin Knelman. As a film critic Knelman spends too much time analyzing the TV and films Candy was part of. Every time he talks about the quality of the films or shows I found my eyes glazing over. He uses the word 'delicious' on several occasions to descibe good writing or acting. Find some other word.

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