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Then Again: A Memoir by Diane Keaton – review

19 November 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Diane Keaton's autobiography is an endearing ramble that reveals more about her close relationship with her mother than it does about her films

You would not expect a memoir by Diane Keaton to be a conventional "as told to" or ghosted showbusiness autobiography, and indeed she recognises her own eccentricity in a 1969 letter to her mother written after failing an audition for a Broadway comedy. "Too tall and too 'kooky' – a nice way of saying strange," she reports, using a newly fashionable term to describe the ditzy likes of Goldie Hawn, Liza Minnelli and herself. Her rambling, endearing book is not short of glamorous names, nor does it scorn ambition and fame. But she shares the stage with her family and most particularly with her mother, Dorothy Hall, as co-star. On the final page she calls the book "our memoir – your words with my words". In 1968 when she got »

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