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From Cowboy to Mogul to Monster: The Neverending Story of Film Pioneer Mark Damon Hardcover – May 7, 2008
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Though I'm not fully qualified to critique biography, I do have book
reviewing experiences, having written a business book review column for several years, and what I look for when reviewing is how well the various dances work together in any piece: the dances of content and language, topic and author, and abstractness and concreteness. This book effectively captured my attention in each of these dances. I loved being at the dance.
I very much liked how Linda Schreyer didn't force the story into tight chronology but rather she told of the passage, the evolving, of Alan Harris, to Al Harris, to Mark Damon through anecdotally rich experiences in various cities, roles, businesses, successes, failures, risk takings, and foresights. It's a great read for anyone interested in the movie industry and should be required reading in film, acting, and film marketing classes.
It would be fun to teach this book both as a genre piece, and even as a business and marketing piece. I'm going to pass it along to my grandson, a sophomore in college majoring in business with a
focus on economics and marketing. He and I often enjoy having discussions, so this could be fun for both of us.Read more ›
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Yes and no. I love Mark Damon. His acting style was so believable in his earlier stuff that he seemed like an old goofball friend in the westerns and his teen stuff; someone you... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tripod7
This book is full of fascinating film industry anecdotes and is actually very educational about the history and process of indie film production. Very enjoyable!Published 21 months ago by Mellydancer
Boy- I am shocked at the above reviews. I saw the book completely differently! Mark Damon may be a well known name in Europe, but beyond his appearance in "The Fall of the House of... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Bill Harris
Just finished Linda Schreyer's tome about Mark Damon and I enjoyed it very
it. It was an easy read and I found myself laughing aloud at times
as well as learning a great... Read more
This is a multi-layered book that gives the reader a great feel for the many facets of movie-making. Its structure, with is juxtaposition of Mr. Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by G. Jones