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Norman Mailer: The American -- A provocateur, a rebel, a performer, and a true American, Norman Mailer never stopped giving people something to talk about.  This documentary goes beyond the Mailer of the bookshelves and NY Times best seller list to Mailer the social critic, family man, filmmaker, and lover.  Here's a look into the life of a complex, intellectual, working class hero.
Norman Mailer: The American -- The life and times of Norman Mailer as told through the people that knew him personally.


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Directed by
Joseph Mantegna 
Produced by
Steph Ching .... producer
Joseph Mantegna .... executive producer
Joseph Mantegna .... producer
Tim McCarthy .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Cannell 
Francisco Lobos 
Film Editing by
Justin Chan 
Sound Department
Tom Gambale .... sound designer
Tom Gambale .... sound editor
Alan Kudan .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Nate Milton .... digital effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonardo Aponte .... camera operator
Tim McCarthy .... camera operator
Editorial Department
David Fishel .... additional editing (uncredited)


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106 min

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straight forward bio of a very full life, 16 January 2016
Author: SnoopyStyle

This is a straight forward biography of American writer Norman Mailer. He is interviewed in his home in Provincetown, Ma in 2006. He would die in 2007. His father was a drunken degenerate gambler. His mother was the tough breadwinner who loves him. His career starts in Harvard. During the war, he joined as a Private looking to gather material to write. It would become the highly successful "The Naked and the Dead". However his career in Hollywood stumbles. He would continue to write as his personal life goes through six wives and nine children. This is a biography based mostly on his and his supporters' interviews. It doesn't mean that it is only the good stuff but one does wonder if the bad stuff gets short-strift. It's a lot of information being rattled off. It's a lot of people, a lot of name dropping and a very full life.

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