[Epub] ➛ Monster By John Gregory Dunne – Thegreatwallonline.us

Monster In Hollywood, Screenwriters Are A Curse To Be Borne, And Beating Up On Them Is An Industry Blood Sport But In This Ferociously Funny And Accurate Account Of Life On The Hollywood Food Chain, It S A Screenwriter Who Gets The Last Murderous Laugh That May Be Because The Writer Is John Gregory Dunne, Who Has Written Screenplays, Along With Novels And Non Fiction, For Thirty Years In 1988 Dunne And His Wife, Joan Didion, Were Asked To Write A Screenplay About The Dark And Complicated Life Of The Late TV Anchorwoman Jessica Savitch Eight Years And Twenty Seven Drafts Later, This Script Was Made Into The Fairy Tale Up Close And Personal Starring Robert Redford And Michelle Pfeiffer Detailing The Meetings, Rewrites, Fights, Firings, And Distractions Attendant To The Making Of A Single Picture, Monster Illuminates The Process With Sagacity And Raucous Wit.

[Epub] ➛ Monster  By John Gregory Dunne – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Monster
  • John Gregory Dunne
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 037575024X

10 thoughts on “Monster


  1. says:

    So wrapped up with the minutia of screenwriter s lives hustling, endless drafts, rewrites for potential stars that I can t imagine why anyone who isn t a screenwriter would want to read it But then the content really, so much about drafts feels like the end of t...


  2. says:

    As a Didion fan, I loved this deep dive into the tales of woe she and Dunne endured as Hollywood screenwriters script doctors This came out years before we dismissed such sagas as first world problems, but it s apt.


  3. says:

    This book makes screenwriters look like beggars on the street, but instead of asking for a quarter, they re begging for a quarter million dollars Although I think the intent of the book was to show how frustrating the screenwriting process can be when there are too many cooks in the kitchen, my takeaway was that life for a writer in Hollywood is nothingthan a never ending scramble for cash so as to afford that second apartment in NYC and the beach house in Malibu I was really disappointe This book ma...


  4. says:

    A very entertaining account of what it takes, from the screenwriter s point of view, to get a script translated to the screen A ton of patience, the ability to deal with truly sociopathic personalities, and, of course, writing talent Sometimes the name dropping got to be too much, but it w...


  5. says:

    You have to be really interested in how Hollywood works and screenwriting, specifically to love this book I was looking forhumor and personal reflection about the crazy process of turning a book about the tragedy of Jessica Savitch s life into a conte...


  6. says:

    I m always fascinated by anything that details the behind the scenes mechanics of a process, and particularly to do with writers and film I ll read anything about working Hollywood, pretty much Monster strips back to how a screenwriter negotiates and operates, but not so much what motivates him Dunne, I mean specifically I was also interested in this, like many people, probably, because of reading Joan Didion s wonderful Year of Magical Thinking, and wanting to know someabout their li I m always fascinated by anything that details the behind the scenes mechanics of a process, and particularly to do with writers and film I ll read anything about working Hollywood, pretty much Monster strips back to how a screenwriter negotiates and op...


  7. says:

    A sort of date book incident account of the eight or so years JGD and Joan Didion spent working on the screenplay for the movie Up Close and Personal It s interesting enough if behind the scenes movie industry stuff is already of interest to you, and for the first half or three quarters of the book, it feels like you re getting a glim...


  8. says:

    I came to Dunne through death, his death as described by his wife, Joan Didion, one of the greatest writers of our time The Year of Magical Thinking captivated, moved, destroyed me and I wanted to know the man that held her heart And here, in what is clearly a lesser work of an accomplished though work a day author, I get to see the other side of the partnership There is a familiarity and warmth I like this man though he is different than myself is fundamental ways The book, in and of itsel I came to Dunne through death, his death as described by his wife, Joan Didion, one of the greatest writers of our time The Year of Magical Thinking captivated, moved, destroyed me and I wanted to know the man that ...


  9. says:

    John Gregory Dunne and his wife Joan Didion have co written many scripts for Hollywood Dunne relates, in great detail, the process of making the movie Up Close Personal He writes about what is required of a screenwriter in making a movie He explains the relationships he and his wife had with agents, producers, directors, actors, legal departments, and studio executives With this particular movie taking eight years from beginning to end to make, Dunne has time to delve into other book a John Gregory Dunne and his wife Joan Didion have co written many scripts for Hollywood Dunne relates, in great detail, the process of making the movie Up...


  10. says:

    At least judging from this somewhat lazily, if entertainingly, written production diary of the 1996 Pfeiffer Redford sudser Up Close Personal, the late John Gregory Dunne had less in common with his wife, Joan Didion, than with his tediously self promoting brother Dominick Catty score settling, name dropping and inexcusable factual lapses movie titles incorrectly recalled, producti...

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