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Description - The Devil's Candy by Julie Salamon

A classic behind-the-scenes account of how a Hollywood blockbuster turned into a bomb that illuminates "how not to make a movie."--New York Times. When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book The Bonfire of the Vanities , both director and journalist must have felt like they were on to something big. How could it lose? But instead Salamon got a front-row seat at the Hollywood disaster of the decade. She shadowed the film from its early stages through the last of the eviscerating reviews, and met everyone from the actors to the technicians to the studio executives. They'd all signed on for a blockbuster, but there was a sense of impending doom from the startheart-of-gold characters replaced Wolfe's satiric creations; affable Tom Hanks was cast as the patrician heel; Melanie Griffith appeared mid-shoot with new, bigger breasts. This riveting insider's portrait provides a timeless account of an industry where art, talent, ego, and money combine and clash on a monumental scale.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306811234
ISBN-10: 0306811235
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Julie Salamon

Julie Salamon is a critic for the New York Times and the author of five books. She lives in New York City.

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