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This is one of the finest books ever written about the movie business.
Nearly every paragraph has a typo or error, most of them so obvious that it's clear that a proofreader didn't look this over *even once*.
Bach tells the story with great pacing; the reader runs alongside as Heaven's Gate and UA plunge into the abyss.
After seeing a reissued "director's cut" version of "Heaven's Gate," the movie so expensive to produce and so poorly received by the critics in 1980 that it destroyed Michael... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Frank J. Edwards
Very informative and entertaining for anyone interested in the impact of the human factor on the multi-million dollar decisions made every day in producing Hollywood films.Published 13 months ago by bailsb
The other is The Devil's Candy by Julie Salamon, about the making of Bonfire of the Vanities, another huge flop.
The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy Of A Hollywood Fiasco
My rating is not for the book itself, which I quite enjoyed, but for the typo-ridden Kindle edition. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Kim Scarborough
Coming in the back door as an admirer of the film, Steven Bach's account of the fall of giants is riveting. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by E. Morales
Steven Bach's FINAL CUT about Michael Cimino's ego run amok and the consequent dismantling of United Artists has long been considered the great insider's tale of Hollywood's actual... Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by olingerstories
I have reread this book a few tmes because of its fascinating subject. It reflects broad knowledge of the movie industry, as well as considerable research. Read morePublished on April 29, 2010 by Robert L. Palmer
There's conflicting ideas when the age of the unbridled American movie director began, but near-unanimity about where it ended: In early 1981, with Michael Cimino's "Heaven's... Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Bill Slocum
I picked this book up due to a recent interest in film history, and while the content is wonderful, I will let the other reviewers focus on that. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Joshua Mayfield