9780375700088-0375700080-The Studio

The Studio

ISBN-13: 9780375700088
ISBN-10: 0375700080
Edition: Reprint
Author: Dunne, John Gregory
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780375700088
ISBN-10: 0375700080
Edition: Reprint
Author: Dunne, John Gregory
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 272 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Dunne, John Gregory wrote The Studio comprising 272 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0375700080 and 9780375700088. Since then The Studio textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 1967, John Gregory Dunne asked for unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox. Miraculously, he got it. For one year Dunne went everywhere there was to go and talked to everyone worth talking to within the studio. He tracked every step of the creation of pictures like "Dr. Dolittle," "Planet of the Apes," and "The Boston Strangler." The result is a work of reportage that, thirty years later, may still be our most minutely observed and therefore most uproariously funny portrait of the motion picture business.

Whether he is recounting a showdown between Fox's studio head and two suave shark-like agents, watching a producer's girlfriend steal a silver plate from a restaurant, or shielding his eyes against the glare of a Hollywood premiere where the guests include a chimp in a white tie and tails, Dunne captures his subject in all its showmanship, savvy, vulgarity, and hype. Not since F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West has anyone done Hollywood better.

"Reads as racily as a novel...(Dunne) has a novelist's ear for speech and eye for revealing detail...Anyone who has tiptoed along those corridors of power is bound to say that Dunne's impressionism rings true."--Los Angeles Times

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