Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin



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An Improvised Life: A Memoir

3.58 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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The Lemming Condition

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3.90 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1976 — 8 editions
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The Clearing

3.75 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Halfway Through the Door: A...

4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Cassie Loves Beethoven

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3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Tony's Hard Work Day

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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Halfway Through the Door

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1981
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Whiskaboom [Illustrated edi...

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People Soup

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One Present from Flekman's

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“Either you're growing or you're decaying; there's no middle ground. If you're standing still, you're decaying.”
Alan Arkin

“That's what we're all doing, all the time, whether we know it or not. Whether we like it or not. Creating something on the spur of the moment with the materials at hand. We might just as well let the res tof it go, join the party, and dance our hearts out.”
Alan Arkin, An Improvised Life: A Memoir

“Two-thirds of American movies are extensions of commercials — they tell you how to feel and they tell you how to think — rather than letting you figure it out on your own," said Arkin, who has been acting since the 1960s and won the supporting actor Oscar for "Little Miss Sunshine." "Ben treats the audience like adults. He doesn't shove you into endless close-ups, and the music doesn't tell you what's going to happen next, which is something I hate in American movies.”
Alan Arkin, An Improvised Life

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