!!> Read ➸ Monster ➻ Author John Gregory Dunne – Submitalink.info

!!> Read ➸ Monster  ➻ Author John Gregory Dunne – Submitalink.info 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.

10 thoughts on “Monster

  1. Ian Carpenter Ian Carpenter 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. Hank Stuever Hank Stuever 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. Tony Perez-Giese Tony Perez-Giese 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

  4. Marie Marie 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. Rachel Rachel 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. Emma Emma 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 specifi

  7. Howard Howard 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

  8. Bryan Bryan 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 t

  9. Byron Brubaker Byron Brubaker 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

  10. Raza Syed Raza Syed 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

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