Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

By: McMurtry, Larry

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First edition. Faint smell of smoke, pages lightly toned.Jacket toned. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 159 pp. A noted screenwriter himself, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry knows his Hollywood. In Film Flam, he takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits.With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels -- Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, and Hud -- McMurtry writes with an outsider's irony of the industry and an insider's experience. In these essays he illuminates the plight of the screenwriter, cuts a clean, often hilarious path through the excesses of film reviewing, and takes on some of the worst trends in the industry: the decline of the Western, the disappearance of love in the movies, and the quality of the stars themselves.From his recollections of the day Hollywood entered McMurtry's own life as he ate meat loaf in Fort Worth to the pleasures he found in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Film Flam is one of the best books ever written about Hollywood.Keywords: LARRY MCMURTRY FILM FLAM ESSAYS HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT FIRST EDITION PULITZER PRIZE BIOGRAPHY

Title: Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

Author: McMurtry, Larry

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Entertainment, Literary & Intellectual, Hollywood,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1987

ISBN Number: 0671643088

ISBN Number 13: 9780671643089

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2199494