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The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood

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When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe's best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, both director and journalist must have felt like they were on to something big. How could it lose? But instead Salamon got a front-row seat at the Hollywood disaster of the decade. She shadowed the film from its early stages through the last of the eviscerating reviews, and met everyone from the actors to the technicians to the studio executives. They'd all signed on for a blockbuster, but there was a sense of impending doom from the start — heart-of-gold characters replaced Wolfe's satiric creations; affable Tom Hanks was cast as the patrician heel; Melanie Griffith appeared mid-shoot with new, bigger breasts.

This riveting insider's portrait provides a timeless account of an industry where art, talent, ego, and money combine and clash on a monumental scale.

Review:

"A classic behind-the-scenes account of how a Hollywood blockbuster turned into a bomb that illuminates 'how not to make a movie.'" New York Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385308243
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Publisher:
Delta
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.4625 lb

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