The Studio

The Studio

John Gregory Dunne


In 1967, John Gregory Dunne requested for limitless entry to the internal workings of 20th Century Fox. Miraculously, he obtained it. For 365 days Dunne went in every single place there has been to move and talked to every person worthy speaking to in the studio. He tracked each step of the construction of images like "Dr. Dolittle," "Planet of the Apes," and "The Boston Strangler." the result's a piece of reportage that, thirty years later, should be our such a lot minutely saw and for that reason so much uproariously humorous portrait of the movie business.

Whether he's recounting a showdown among Fox's studio head and artful shark-like brokers, staring at a producer's female friend thieve a silver plate from a cafe, or defensive his eyes opposed to the glare of a Hollywood leading the place the visitors comprise a chimp in a white tie and tails, Dunne captures his topic in all its showmanship, savvy, vulgarity, and hype. no longer in view that F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West has somebody performed Hollywood better.

"Reads as racily as a novel...(Dunne) has a novelist's ear for speech and eye for revealing detail...Anyone who has tiptoed alongside these corridors of strength is sure to claim that Dunne's impressionism jewelry true."--Los Angeles occasions

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