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The Gross
     

The Gross

by Peter Bart
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312253912
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/21/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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