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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale Of Moguls, Movies, And A Company Called DreamWorks (2010)

by Nicole LaPorte(Favorite Author)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
0547134703 (ISBN13: 9780547134703)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
review 1: If you really wanted to know exactly how movies get made in Hollywood, then this is one of the books to make your must read list. Carefully researched and clearly written, you do not get the sense that the author is biased or has an ax to grind but is merely reporting the inside goings on behind the forming and operating of Dreamworks, the studio. I read it from cover to cover and it never dragged or got boring. Great stuff.
review 2: As someone who never even remembers the name of the director of the film I just saw, film studios are frankly as distant as book publishers. This book was an eye opener in terms of who has been responsible for what but also the politics, the cutthroat competition (Oscar campaigns were a disappointing revelation), the personal vend
... moreettas. I'm glad just to sit back and enjoy the films, but for anyone interested in more--about the film industry and big names, about the competition, about the marketing, about the decisions right and wrong--this is a fascinating story, rich in details. less
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Soooo good. Katzenberg, Geffen, and Spielberg: movie business warriors.
Good stuff. More Hollywood stories, very behind-the-scenes.
Great overview of Dreamworks.
My Grade: B+
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