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The Resource Gotta get Theroux this, Louis Theroux

Gotta get Theroux this, Louis Theroux

Label
Gotta get Theroux this
Title
Gotta get Theroux this
Statement of responsibility
Louis Theroux
Title variation
  • My life and strange times in television
  • Got to get Theroux this
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he'd always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn't... Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC's offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life. As Louis woos his beautiful wife Nancy and learns how to be a father, he also dares to take on the powerful Church of Scientology. Just as challenging is the revelation that one of his old subjects, Jimmy Savile, was a secret sexual predator, prompting him to question our understanding of how evil takes place. Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Louis
Dewey number
070.195/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Tertiary/Undergraduate
  • General
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theroux, Louis
  • Journalists
  • Broadcasters
  • Documentary television programs
  • Television producers and directors
  • Television journalists
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Gotta get Theroux this, Louis Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"My life and strange times in television." -- Cover
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
000066125708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781509880386
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gotta get Theroux this, Louis Theroux
Publication
Copyright
Note
"My life and strange times in television." -- Cover
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
000066125708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781509880386
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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