Saturday, July 15, 2017
My Review of "Leading Lady"
Galloway captures the personal drive that allowed Lansing to forge a path through sexist Hollywood and shepherd films such as Kramer vs. Kramer, Forrest Gump, and Saving Private Ryan past creative obstacles to eventual success. He also shows how she personally left her mark on many films, such as by helping to craft Fatal Attraction's revised, crowd-pleasing finale.
As the book draws to a close, Galloway describes how Lansing realized she wanted more out of life, and by 2005 left Hollywood behind to start a cancer research foundation. Galloway has created a colorful page-turner chronicling Lansing's legacy as both a filmmaker and a philanthropist.
I received a free copy of this book as part of the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review here.