Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick
Paperback, 6x9 in, 168 pages
Hats Off Books, April 2004
"I love making films with people who have a passion for their stories."
Susan Sarandon's memorable performances in such movies as Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking, Bull Durham, Atlantic City and Lorenzo's Oil have made her an American icon. Passionate and outspoken, she's often controversial. Why did Sarandon choose acting as a career? What is her acting philosophy? How does she select roles? What motivates her to promote social and political causes? Why do some people object to this? How do critics rate her work and her movies?
Betty Jo Tucker answers these questions and more in Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick, an analysis of Sarandon's achievements from a film critic's perspective. Tucker's book also includes an annotated filmography of Sarandon's movies and selected reviews of her key films.
About the author
"Betty Jo Tucker, one of the Internet's finest film critics, is a graceful, intelligent judge of cinematic offerings. She approaches her subject with measured dignity and mature enthusiasm."
-Phil Hall, book editor, New York Resident
INTRODUCTION: Why Susan?
CHAPTER ONE: Recognizing a Maverick
CHAPTER TWO: Balancing Act: Family and Career
CHAPTER THREE: Roles of Distinction
CHAPTER FOUR: Her Colleagues Speak Out
CHAPTER FIVE: Ah, Men!
CHAPTER SIX: The Myelin Project
CHAPTER SEVEN: Her Critics Speak Out
CHAPTER EIGHT: A Woman of Substance
SELECTED FILM REVIEWS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR