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Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists

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Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic mismanagement, for wanton extravagance. It was also the film that brought down one of Hollywoods major studios—United Artists, the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin. Steven Bach was senior vice president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate, and apart from the director and producer, the only person to witness the films evolution from beginning to end. Combining wit, extraordinary anecdotes, and historical perspective, he has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people, and in so doing, tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin proud.

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"What altered Hollywood irrevocably was the notorious 1980 film Heaven's Gate." —Irwin Winkler, The New York Times (January 14, 1999)

Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that it has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic mismanagement, for wanton extravagance. It was also the watershed film of the '80s—not for its cinematic qualities, but for its effect on Hollywood and the way movies were and were not made for years afterward. For Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate did not merely fail; the film did the unthinkable: it sank a studio. Less than a month after the picture's second release, United Artists—the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin—for all practical purposes ceased to exist. What happened? Why? How? In answering these questions, combining wit, extraordinary anecdotes, and historical perspective, Steven Bach has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people, and in so doing, tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin proud.

Synopsis:

With a new Foreword and Epilogue by the author, this modern classic about the making of the movie "Heaven's Gate" is "one of the few indispensable books about Hollywood" ("Newsweek").

About the Author

Steven Bach was the senior vice-president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate. He has been associated with such productions as Sleuth, The Parallax View, The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three, and The French Lieutenant's Woman. Apart from the director and the producer, Bach was the only person to witness the evolution of Heaven's Gate from beginning to end. He now teaches film at Columbia University.

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ISBN:
9781557043740
Subtitle:
Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists
Author:
Bach, Steven
Publisher:
Newmarket Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Heaven's gate.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
Edition Number:
New ed..
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19990816
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz

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Product details 432 pages Newmarket Press - English 9781557043740 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"What altered Hollywood irrevocably was the notorious 1980 film Heaven's Gate." —Irwin Winkler, The New York Times (January 14, 1999)

Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed, least seen film in modern movie history. Its notoriety is so great that it has become a generic term for disaster, for ego run rampant, for epic mismanagement, for wanton extravagance. It was also the watershed film of the '80s—not for its cinematic qualities, but for its effect on Hollywood and the way movies were and were not made for years afterward. For Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate did not merely fail; the film did the unthinkable: it sank a studio. Less than a month after the picture's second release, United Artists—the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, and Charlie Chaplin—for all practical purposes ceased to exist. What happened? Why? How? In answering these questions, combining wit, extraordinary anecdotes, and historical perspective, Steven Bach has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people, and in so doing, tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin proud.

"Synopsis" by , With a new Foreword and Epilogue by the author, this modern classic about the making of the movie "Heaven's Gate" is "one of the few indispensable books about Hollywood" ("Newsweek").
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