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In Hollywood, screenwriters are a curse to be borne, and beating up on them is an industry blood sport. But in this ferociously funny and accurate account of life on the Hollywood food chain, it's a screenwriter who gets the last murderous laugh. That may be because the writer is John Gregory Dunne, who has written screenplays, along with novels and non-fiction, for thirty years. In 1988 Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, were asked to write a screenplay about the dark and complicated life of the late TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch. Eight years and twenty-seven drafts later, this script was made into the fairy tale "Up Close and Personal" starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Detailing the meetings, rewrites, fights, firings, and distractions attendant to the making of a single picture, Monster illuminates the process with sagacity and raucous wit.

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One of the rare screenwriters who also manages to maintain a distinguished career as a novelist and journalist now bites the hand that feeds him in this sardonically funny expose of life on the Hollywood food chain. "A savvy, acidly funny book that is must-reading on the subject of consensus Hollywood movie-making".--"The New York Times". 224 pp. Media publicity. Print ads. 30,000 print.

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ISBN:
9780375750243
Author:
Dunne, John Gregory
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Dunne, John Gregory
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Up close and personal
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
169-97
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.60 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of the rare screenwriters who also manages to maintain a distinguished career as a novelist and journalist now bites the hand that feeds him in this sardonically funny expose of life on the Hollywood food chain. "A savvy, acidly funny book that is must-reading on the subject of consensus Hollywood movie-making".--"The New York Times". 224 pp. Media publicity. Print ads. 30,000 print.
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