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The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

This behind-the-scenes account of how the film version of Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities" turned into the Hollywood disaster of the 1980s is updated with a new Afterword by the author.

About the Author

Julie Salamon is a critic for the New York Times and the author of five books. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306811234
Afterword:
Salamon, Julie
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Author:
Salamon, Julie
Afterword by:
Salamon, Julie
Afterword:
Salamon, Julie
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Film adaptations
Subject:
Bonfire of the vanities
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
RG 309
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 16.3 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This behind-the-scenes account of how the film version of Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities" turned into the Hollywood disaster of the 1980s is updated with a new Afterword by the author.
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