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"I Want You In My Movie!" is a detailed journal (including photos!) of the making of the movie Wilde Salome, which is based on Oscar Wilde's Salome, which is based on the biblical story of that seductress and her step-father, King Herod. Much like Looking for Richard, the movie was to be a mix of filmed rehearsals, readings, narratives, and behind the scenes activities, including a visit to Wilde's birthplace in Dublin. In fact, there is a lot of scholarly information presented of Wilde's life, a real bonus.
As an outsider to the film industry, I was amazed at all that goes into the making of a movie and was totally fascinated with the process. I enjoyed watching the egos, the money, the discussions, the successes, and the failures. And let's not forget the change-of-plans---always the change-of-plans. There are probably several dozen screenings mentioned, with their highs and lows, and all the frustration in between, a sort of: "Let's change this and add that, no, let's do it like this and cut that and that and that, and that doesn't work, so let's.... " And then there's Al himself, with his own highs and lows and all the meltdowns in between. And let's face it: NO ONE can melt down like Al Pacino.
What started out as Al's passion sometimes seems to escalate into obsession. I respect him for being true to his vision, but then wonder if he knows what that vision is.Read more ›
This book was a real eye opener for me, and an introduction to the world of movie making. In this case it is about Mr Pacino's work on one of his pet projects. I enjoyed Mr. Grobel's ironical writing style. For anyone who is interested in what is going on behind the scenes when making a movie, this book would be very valuable, even if perhaps on different movies things would work differently. There is also a lot of interaction outside the actual movie making as Mr. Pacino is involved in other projects at the same time, and is affected by the press' opinion about his work. Therefore, to a degree, this book is somewhat like a year (or so) in the life of Mr Pacino. It is actually a very interesting year.
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I guess I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this, but it was not what I thought it would be. I'm glad I only borrowed it. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by patnpugs
Definitely a page turner. Lots of fun and a great insight into the world of movie making and the idiosyncratic folks who make it work--especially the star of the story, Al Pacino.Published on March 15, 2014 by roberta intrater
A MUST read for the Al Pacino fans... What a superb way of writing...! One gets to visualise the entire thing that's happening.. Too good... Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by KANKANA CHAKRABORTY
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