Norman Mailer: The American

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Profile of the controversial American author, journalist and irreverent socialite, whose private life was in the news as often as his work, with his ex-wife Adele Morales reflecting on Mailer's spiral into drink and drugs - and the time he attacked her with a knife. There are archive interviews with the writer, his children, mistresses and friends and the film sheds light on his arrest for protesting against the Vietnam War, and the time he bit off actor Rip Torn's ear during an argument.

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