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The Resource Who I am, Charlotte Rampling ; with Christophe Bataille ; translated from the French by William Hobson with Charlotte Rampling

Who I am, Charlotte Rampling ; with Christophe Bataille ; translated from the French by William Hobson with Charlotte Rampling

Label
Who I am
Title
Who I am
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Rampling ; with Christophe Bataille ; translated from the French by William Hobson with Charlotte Rampling
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar-nominated Charlotte Rampling most recently appeared in hit ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC's London Spy and HBO's Dexter, and the feature film 45 Years. Her career has spanned popular entertainment and arthouse cinema, having starred in English, French and Italian films from 1966's Georgy Girl (opposite Lynn Redgrave), to films with French director Francois Ozon, including 2003's Swimming Pool. Having shied away from biographies and autobiographies ("too personal") Rampling has now written Who I Am (first published in French) a lyrical, and intimate self-portrait via reminiscences. Highly personal, packed with photographs from her personal archive, Rampling recounts her childhood and youth as the daughter of an army officer (who won a gold medal for the 4 x 400 relay in the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics), and the memories and passions that would inspire her life and later work as an actress. Written in a style that gives a unique insight into her screen persona, it is an idiosyncratic and beguiling insight of one of the most consistently adventurous and interesting actors
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Writing style
Review
This slim, intimate book by English actress Rampling (Swimming Pool) and French novelist Bataille (Annam) bears little resemblance to a standard celebrity memoir, with scarcely a mention of Rampling’s movie career. Instead she discusses her uneasy youth (“Childhood is its own small battleground”) and a family secret that she has carried for decades. More of a “ballad” than a biography, as Bataille explains in the introduction, the memoir traces Rampling’s upbringing in a secretive, enigmatic family. Her father, an “impenetrable” man who won an Olympic gold medal in track in 1936 and served in the British artillery, moved the family seven times in 13 years. Rampling’s mother enjoyed elegant parties and journaling, and seemed deeply concerned with her fragile older daughter, Sarah, who was Rampling’s close friend as well as her sibling. The two girls attended boarding school together and remained close until Sarah eventually married and moved to Argentina, where she died young. In elegiac prose, Rampling recreates the longing associated with the loss of her sister, and paints a portrait of a family that buries pain only to find that it reemerges later in life. Rampling’s fans and other readers will be captivated by this introspective tale of sisterly devotion. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 18, p)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565338
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1946-
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Rampling, Charlotte
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bataille, Christophe
  • Hobson, Will
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True
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  • Rampling, Charlotte
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Who I am, Charlotte Rampling ; with Christophe Bataille ; translated from the French by William Hobson with Charlotte Rampling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059803989
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
iv, 107 pages
Isbn
9781785781933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954225256
Label
Who I am, Charlotte Rampling ; with Christophe Bataille ; translated from the French by William Hobson with Charlotte Rampling
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059803989
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
iv, 107 pages
Isbn
9781785781933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954225256

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