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

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

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 Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466841864
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/21/2000
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
408 KB

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.


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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