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Gross, the Hits, the Flops : The Summer That Ate Hollywood

Gross, the Hits, the Flops : The Summer That Ate Hollywood - 99 edition

Gross, the Hits, the Flops : The Summer That Ate Hollywood - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780312253912

ISBN10: 0312253915

Gross, the Hits, the Flops : The Summer That Ate Hollywood by Peter Bart - ISBN 9780312253912
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No
Gross, the Hits, the Flops : The Summer That Ate Hollywood by Peter Bart - ISBN 9780312253912

ISBN13: 9780312253912

ISBN10: 0312253915

Edition: 99

Summary

The Gross is an all-access pass to the movers, shakers, and fakers who make Hollywood run. Tinseltown is an edgy place where risk-taking is a way of life--and the risks now run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Summertime, when the studios unfurl their most expensive and effects-laden "tent-pole pictures," has become the only season in which Hollywood makes money, and so, as this book illustrates, the summer season provides an ideal microcosm for scrutinizing the mega-budget-driven revolution that has forever changed the movie business. Bart interviews all the key players, including studio executives, producers, directors, and stars, to show how creativity and commerce hang in a dangerous balance in the new Hollwood.

Author Bio

Bart, Peter :


Peter Bart is the editor of Variety. He was a studio executive at Paramount, Lorimar, and MGM/UA, and a journalist with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He authored several books on the movie industry, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.