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Also has some interesting Hollywood history, etc.
(Interesingly, the subtitle of the book changed from "The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood" to "The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco."
While to author does go on in detail about the nuances of making a movie, I found overall the book to be a cohesive story and an easy read.
Fascinating insight on the making of a (flop) blockbuster. The Bonfire of the Vanities was a phenomenon as a book and was always going to be tough to turn into a movie. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jeffrey Crawford
I'll start by saying that I have never read Tom Wolfe's 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' nor have I seen the movie. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Holli C. Buck
If you want to know how big budget films turn into terrible failures read this book. Inside view of the madness behind the scenes.Published 3 months ago by Renata
As a filmmaker, I personally love to read other real-life accounts from other filmmakers and this one is a solid read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jay S
All the reviews of this 23-year-old book were true. It gives an inside look of the making of movie. The author was given access from the beginning of the making of the movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John W Hoffmann
As someone that has at least a passing interest in Hollywood movies, I found this book fascinating. It's amazing how often I find these little gems in the great sea of published... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Hatmaker
I loved every page of this book. Fascinating look into what it takes to make a movie. Great read. A must.Published 5 months ago by Dwight Myfelt
Expertly written account, both sympathetic and accusatory towards the parties involved. A highly detailed account of the production process, and where it went wrong on this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by c-rock
"The Devil's Candy", is a book that I've wanted to read for a long time. It didn't disappoint. This book comes in second to Sidney Lumet's 'Making Movies', as the go-to guide for... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Xoxo