Hailing from a legal and journalism background , Author Saurav Dutt first wrote articles on film and music for Total Film, Empire Online, Time Out and Independent Film Magazine before turning his eye towards nonfiction and fiction.
Dutt first published a book about the Award winning actor and star of 'The Wrestler' entitled 'Stand Alone: The Films Of Mickey Rourke'. Released in the Fall of 2011 it remains his biggest commercial success to date winning plaudits from fans and critics alike for its scholarly approach to the actors work. The book 'Stand Alone' is an exhaustive critical analysis of the actors career and work which also includes interviews and comments from Rourke himself. In addition this book he has produced biographies of 'Jaws' and 'French Connection' actor Roy Scheider and 80's teen star of hit movies such as 'The Lost Boys' Corey Haim entitled 'License to Dream' which overtook the sales of his debut biography on Mickey Rourke.
A spoken word album of his poetry and prose set to original music entitled 'The Dreaming' was released in September 2013 through cdbaby.com reflecting his interest in poetic works.
Inspired by the British short movie 'The Pugilist's Son' starring boxer turned actor Gary Stretch (Alexander, Dead Mans Shoes, Savages) Dutt put together a short story based on the movie entitled 'The Pugilist's Son' which released in October 2013 and was featured in Boxing Insider, MMA Uncaged and Martial Arts Illustrated Magazines.
His début novel "Broken Sky" released in January 2014 benefiting homeless charities such as PATH (Los Angeles) and Shelter.
A biography on Oscar nominated actor Val Kilmer is in the works to be released in early 2014, featuring analysis, reviews and commentary and much like his book on Mickey Rourke, the book is eagerly anticipated by fans of the actor.
Dutt will also release a follow up to his critically acclaimed novel on Rourke in late 2013.
Dutt has also has put his artistry to use by working with esteemed graphic novel studio Scattered Comics to produce a martial arts based action comic entitled 'Sword' which is due for release in 2014.
Dutt currently resides in the United Kingdom.
As well as Amazon.com, his books are available in Waterstones and Barnes & Noble in paperback, hardback and Kindle formats.
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This detailed book takes an in depth and critical look at each and every film that Mickey Rourke has ever made.
The Wind Sculpture
by Saurav Dutt
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
The Pugilist's Son
by Saurav Dutt
A young fighter, Billy Hope is a promising talent, but any ambition he has is shrouded in the shadow of his father. Terry is a failed fighter, whose world title dream was never realised. But as time passed there was another way he could keep his dream alive, through the next generation, his son.
Stand Alone: The Films of Mickey Rourke
by Saurav Dutt
Combining reviews and analytical discussion of all his films (including rare short movies and unreleased TV pilots), the book takes a critical and detailed look at his career, acting performances and lifeworks. Included are interviews with cast and crew from some of his lesser known features and rare interviews from the man himself.
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