[ read online Lesening ] Monster: Living Off the Big Screen (English Edition) Autor John Gregory Dunne – Paydayloansnsi.co.uk
Monster is John Gregory Dunnes mordant account of the eight years it took to get theRobert Redford Michelle Pfeiffer film Up Close Personal made A bestselling novelist, Dunne has a cold eye, perfect pitch for the absurdities of Hollywood, and sharp elbows for the film industrys savage infightingpp Author tour national ads , print Received this book promptly I m happy. I loved this book so I bought it as a gift for a friend who is a writer. Dunn writes a very clear picture of the emotional and professional challenges of screen writing The machinations and cross purposes of Hollywood are artfully dissected and laced with humor He s able to extract what were valuable lessons and gives insight to the process The personality sketches are spot on. I enjoyed it Offered interesting insight into how screenplay writers work Well written A quick read if you are interested in the topic. I wasn t looking forward to reading this, but it turned out to be both a fascinating and funny story, as well as much insight into author Joan Didion s life and work, which I ve been following since the publication of Slouching Toward Bethlehem This is the story of the script that became Up Close and Personal as it goes through various writers, titles, and stories But I remember the Jessica Savitch TV meltdown, and wish Hollywood would have kept hands off Her story would have made a great movie But Dunne, Didion s husband, who she writes about after his death in The Year of Magical Thinking is a writer who can tell a good story and has always been revealing about California from an outsider s perspective as much as his wife has told the story of modern California from the viewpoint of someone born there Also interesting is the fact that the two writers begin the script because Dunne needs health insurance for heart surgery, and later his heart disease and death begins the story of Didion s great book A delightful, ironic book even if you like Hollywood and an even better book if you hate it.