Dream Team: The Rise and Fall of DreamWorks and the Lessons of Hollywood

Dream Team: The Rise and Fall of DreamWorks and the Lessons of Hollywood

by Daniel M. Kimmel
     
 

In The Dream Team, Daniel Kimmel investigates why an enterprise with such promise and guided by the celebrity leadership of Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen failed to reach the heights. Was it the company's diffuse management style, or had the industry changed and consolidated so greatly that it was now impossible for new players to break into

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In The Dream Team, Daniel Kimmel investigates why an enterprise with such promise and guided by the celebrity leadership of Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen failed to reach the heights. Was it the company's diffuse management style, or had the industry changed and consolidated so greatly that it was now impossible for new players to break into the ranks?

Editorial Reviews

Flickfilosopher.Com
Smart and concise...a definitive book on the late studio. But it's also an unexpected cracker of a read.
— MaryAnn Johanson
Bostonia
[A] glimpse into the complex relationship among three of the industry's most powerful players.
— Ian Breen
Fps Magazine
With plenty of enthusiasm for his subject matter, Daniel M. Kimmel covers the history of Dreamworks and doesn't neglect the animation released by the studio that was going to change Hollywood.
— René Walling
Brookline Booksmith
Combining faultless research with a sure grasp of story telling, Kimmel adds an important chapter to the history of contemporary film.
Fade In Magazine
A brisk read that hits all the high—and low—points of this failed experiment in artistic autonomy.
— Allen B. Ury
Film Review
A genuine page-turner.
Choice
Kimmel is at his most adroit...Kimmel turns movie history into a saga...readable, fascinating history cum analysis...Highly recommended.
— T. Cripps, Morgan State University, emeritus
CHOICE
Kimmel is at his most adroit...Kimmel turns movie history into a saga...readable, fascinating history cum analysis...Highly recommended.
— T. Cripps
Fade in Magazine
A brisk read that hits all the high—and low—points of this failed experiment in artistic autonomy.
— Allen B. Ury
Flickfilosopher.Com - MaryAnn Johanson
Smart and concise...a definitive book on the late studio. But it's also an unexpected cracker of a read.
Gary K. Wolf
Kimmel expertly chronicles the establishment and evolution of DreamWorks.... Did they succeed? The answer will surprise you.
James Robert Parish
A perceptive and richly textured narrative.... A worthwhile read!
Bostonia - Ian Breen
[A] glimpse into the complex relationship among three of the industry's most powerful players.
Fps Magazine - René Walling
With plenty of enthusiasm for his subject matter, Daniel M. Kimmel covers the history of Dreamworks and doesn't neglect the animation released by the studio that was going to change Hollywood.
Fade In Magazine - Allen B. Ury
A brisk read that hits all the high—and low—points of this failed experiment in artistic autonomy.
CHOICE - T. Cripps
Kimmel is at his most adroit...Kimmel turns movie history into a saga...readable, fascinating history cum analysis...Highly recommended.
fps Magazine
With plenty of enthusiasm for his subject matter, Daniel M. Kimmel covers the history of Dreamworks and doesn't neglect the animation released by the studio that was going to change Hollywood.
—René Walling
Bostonian
glimpse...into the complex relationship among three of the industry's most poweful players.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566636544
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/25/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.96(d)

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