The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980 #2020

The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980 By Peter Bogdanovich The Killing of the Unicorn Dorothy Stratten None
  • Title: The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980
  • Author: Peter Bogdanovich
  • ISBN: 9780553251647
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980 By Peter Bogdanovich
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    About "Peter Bogdanovich"

    1. Peter Bogdanovich

      Peter Bogdanovich is an American film historian, director, writer, actor and critic He was part of the wave of New Hollywood directors which included William Friedkin, Brian DePalma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola, among others , and was particularly relevant during the 1970s with his film The Last Picture Show.

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    1. A bizarre, unclassifiable book Peter Bogdanovich wrote it after his lover leading lady Dorothy Stratten 1980 s Playmate of the Year died at the hand of her husband in a particularly gruesome murder suicide, a tragedy later depicted in Bob Fosse s terrifying and terrific Star 80 In a particularly discomfiting twist, Bogdanovich later married her sister Louise, who was twelve years old at the time of Stratten s death They have since divorced It s hard to say precisely what this book is a memoir, a [...]


    2. I decided to read this book after rediscovering Bogdanovich in some material I was reading about the time in cinema during which most of his well known films were made Before starting the book I knew it was going to be a guilty pleasure and probably not a great work of art By the time I was about a third of the way through it had become of an exercise in slowing down for a car accident and try not to look but not being able to help yourself The author s complete detachment from reality and narc [...]


    3. So, when I was about 10 or 11 years old the age my daughter is now I wandered into a hotel room where one of the three cable movie channels that existed at the time was playing the movie Star 80 I only remember that I witnessed the death of a beautiful woman by shotgun blast, and that her name was Dorothy Stratten Later, I remembered the name, and as I got into movies and , became aware of Peter Bogdanovich Noises Off and his work on Citizen Kane s scholarly appreciation being the reasons I car [...]


    4. Wow What a damning indictment of that creep Hugh Hefner and his wretched Playboy philosophy What a sad, sad story Dorothy Ruth Stratten seemed like a sweet, kind, and trusting, individual, and the way she was manipulated by both Paul Snider, and Hugh Hefner, is not only sickening, but criminal, and in some places difficult to read I read a lot of books, and every now and then you hit one that powerfully impacts you This is one of those books for me I have a feeling I ll be remembering this one f [...]


    5. you will never look at hugh hefner the same way again you will never think, oh, what s the harm if women choose to display their sexuality, it empowers them it s shocking, upsetting, and absolutely essential reading.


    6. I like this book about loving, kind hearted Dorothy Stratten Even if the author s obsession is probably pretty much exactly as deranged as her murderous husband s was I mean, Bogdonavich tries to turn Dorothy s homely younger sister into, well, Dorothy And guess what, Peter You used Dorothy just like everyone else Would you have been as attracted to her without that blond hair and those famous tits As if But Dorothy was beautiful, and deserved so much than her tragic end.


    7. I was well into the book before I realized who Peter Bogdanovich was A Hollywood power broker, thoroughly marinated in his self worth He has a beef with Hugh Hefner Ms Stratten beguiled many men Many were obsessed with her and obsession is not healthy He was not her direct killer, but his steadfast denial of his own culpability shows it was always about him than her.His protestations of love are as hollow as he is.Unfortunately, she is not alone Many other famous beauties have fallen prey to th [...]


    8. Dorothy Stratten was Playboy s Playmate of the Year in 1980 After being cast in Peter Bogdanovich s They All Laughed, Stratten and Bogdanivich began having an affair As her fame grew, her husband, Paul Snider, became increasingly jealous and resentful Shortly after they separated, on August 14, 1980, she visited Snider at his home in West Los Angeles, California, where he shot her to death before turning the gun on himselfStratten s story was told in 1983 s Star 80 1980 star 80 .


    9. Very odd book, full of delusion and exaggerated ego, short on sense and honesty Maybe it s the way things go after a gruesome murder, that the victim becomes a saint and the time spent with that person grows impossibly golden But the tone Bogdanovich adopts reads increasingly unpleasantly He blames everyone who exploited Dorothy creepy Hugh Hefner and the sleazy Playboy machine, her vile husband, her unsympathetic step father, her weak mother but leaves himself no blame for seducing a much young [...]


    10. Sad story of a beautiful girl caught in a web of masculine power and greed who paid the ultimate price with her life The book reads like a hagiography of Stratton The author, noted film director and Stratton s lover, paints quite a story The question I have is where is Dorothy s voice The book was not at all unbiased Dorothy wrote some poetry and a brief memoir which were cited in the text but I gained nothing of her from reading those portions The story however told is tragic.


    11. This is not a biography on the life of Dorothy Stratten, but rather author Peter Bogdanovich s bitter and selfish attack on Hugh Hefner that should have remained just a personal journal that was never published He even admitted years later than many of the outrageous accusations against Hefner were completely unproven.


    12. Dorothy Stratten s life and subsequent murder was a tragedy She was a victim of poor choices and naivete Bogdanovich s tale is written just like you would expect from the man who lost the love of his life The book is pretty graphic, so I don t recommend it to the sheepish.


    13. As the only insightful book about Dorothy, I did enjoy this book to a certain extent I just wish this book was an actual biography of hers, from childhood to the last days of her life I wonder if there will be any.


    14. A really good read I loved the way the author related his personal disaster to the much larger archetypes of women in our society and in other societies back to the beginning of recorded time Well worth a look if you can still find a copy.






    15. Painful to read, not only because of the technique or lack there of , but the subject matter was too fresh for the author It is rather like seeing a car crash, and not being able to look away.


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