A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood

A Pound of Flesh Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood Have you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does In A Pound of Flesh producer Art Linson takes us behind closed doors on a rare backstage tour through America s cruelest most gla

  • Title: A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood
  • Author: Art Linson
  • ISBN: 9780802135513
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Have you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does In A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson takes us behind closed doors on a rare backstage tour through America s cruelest, most glamorous industry Here at last is a dishy and informative guide to the entire moviemaking process from acquiring scripts to negotiating with studio executives to shmoozingHave you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does In A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson takes us behind closed doors on a rare backstage tour through America s cruelest, most glamorous industry Here at last is a dishy and informative guide to the entire moviemaking process from acquiring scripts to negotiating with studio executives to shmoozing with agents and actors to facing the horror of opening night With amusing stories about his encounters with such players as David Mamet, Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Brian DePalma, Linson offers keen insights into why some movies take the world by storm and others end up gathering dust on some forgotten studio shelf This is essential reading for film students, movie lovers, and anyone interested in the drama of Tinseltown.

    One thought on “A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood”

    1. After bumping into Art a number of times over the years I was at WBM, (He managed the group Crazy Horse and Nils Loftgren) and following his film productions (I have all the contract briefs of his WB Pictures projects), I found three of his books to readis being the first of the three! It chronicles his quest to become a film producer from leaving college through a few of his more successful productionsAnd gives some pretty interesting "behind the scenes" stories.People always make the mistake o [...]

    2. Have you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does? That's the rhetorical question on the back of my paperback copy. My answer was Huh, I sure have, so I picked up a copy from Babbitt's and had at it. (Turns out they basically put movies together and coordinate the executives and filmmakers. Who knew.) Linson is breezy and self-depreciating, and some of his stories are great, like the screenwriter who worked for months and months and then produced twelve pages with a promise fo [...]

    3. I like that the author shifts from movie to movie when discussing the difference aspects of producing. The book mainly centers on two movies: one successful ("The Untouchables") and the other not so successful ("Where the Buffalo Roam"). It's a fairly quick read in an entertaining style.

    4. Art Linson's fun and amazing stories about producing several of the best films of the 1980s. Great anecdotes about directors and actors as well as lessons from the studio trenches.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *