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Shoot Out: Surviving the Fame and (Mis)Fortune of Hollywood

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Publisher Comments:

Two of Hollywood's major players come together to share their insights and anecdotes about the art and business of filmmaking in the twenty-first century. Inspired by the graduate course that they have taught at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, Shoot Out is animated by observations from more than three decades in Hollywood.

As Peter Bart and Peter Guber follow the path from the "eureka" of the original idea until the denouement of its appearance on late-night television, the driving force behind the narrative is the ever-present "shoot out" — the standoffs and confrontations, entanglements and dilemmas as writers, directors, producers, stars, and agents vie to put forward their own-often conflicting-agendas in the search for the Holy Grail. From the rise and fall of the studio system to the emergence of stars as entrepreneurs to the dynamic role of the independents, Shoot Out draws on a vision of the future as well as the repeated and often unheeded lessons of the past.

Review:

"Writing in a direct, refreshing and honest style, Bart and Guber offer an intimate view of the film industry....[T]he book is best at telling fascinating illustrative anecdotes....This isn't a tell-all expose...but rather an informal, highly entertaining step-by-step survey of how all the parts of filmmaking fit together." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In some entertaining asides, Bart and Guber trade off giving short sidebars on famous personalities in the film industry. The result is an insider's view of how some of the most popular films in history were made and subsequently consumed by the public. This will appeal to evolving filmmakers and others interested in learning about the day-to-day process of getting movies into production and up on the screen." Library Journal

Review:

"The best book I have read about the movie industry." Larry King

Review:

"Elegantly written and passionately argued, Shoot Out is a labor of love by two articulate, insightful, and seasoned insiders — an indispensable guide to anyone who aspires to navigate the challenging and often treacherous waters of contemporary Hollywood." Robert Rosen, Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

Review:

"Hilarious and often informative, Bart and Guber combine their more than thirty years' experience in a tour of this wild, wacky, volatile industry." John Singleton, filmmaker

About the Author

Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety and Daily Variety, has been a reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has played key roles in developing and supervising such films as Rosemary's Baby, True Grit, The Godfather, Paper Moon, and Harold and Maude. He served as vice president for production at Paramount, senior vice president at MGM, and president of Lorimar Films. He is the author of several books, including Who Killed Hollywood? and Fade Out.

Table of Contents

Roll Credits 1
1. Eye of the Storm 5
2. The Holy Grail 31
3. The Mapmakers 61
4. The Alchemists 81
5. The Illuminati 109
6. The Zookeepers 135
7. The Golden Rule 153
8. The Crucible 187
9. The Dream Merchants 211
Reshoots 255
Bibliographical Note 263
Index 265
About the Authors 275

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399148088
Subtitle:
Surviving the Fame and (Mis) Fortune of Hollywood
Author:
Bart, Peter
Author:
Guber, Peter
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
General Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
May 9, 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.24x6.34x1.02 in. 1.16 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399148088 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Writing in a direct, refreshing and honest style, Bart and Guber offer an intimate view of the film industry....[T]he book is best at telling fascinating illustrative anecdotes....This isn't a tell-all expose...but rather an informal, highly entertaining step-by-step survey of how all the parts of filmmaking fit together."
"Review" by , "In some entertaining asides, Bart and Guber trade off giving short sidebars on famous personalities in the film industry. The result is an insider's view of how some of the most popular films in history were made and subsequently consumed by the public. This will appeal to evolving filmmakers and others interested in learning about the day-to-day process of getting movies into production and up on the screen."
"Review" by , "The best book I have read about the movie industry."
"Review" by , "Elegantly written and passionately argued, Shoot Out is a labor of love by two articulate, insightful, and seasoned insiders — an indispensable guide to anyone who aspires to navigate the challenging and often treacherous waters of contemporary Hollywood."
"Review" by , "Hilarious and often informative, Bart and Guber combine their more than thirty years' experience in a tour of this wild, wacky, volatile industry."
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