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Moneywood: Hollywood in Its Last Age of Excess

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As wild and sexy and over the top as the decade author William Stadiem brings to life, Moneywood is the inside story of Hollywood producers in the '80s.

From box office hits like Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun and Batman to film flops like Heaven's Gate, Howard the Duck and Leonard Part 6, Hollywood was never more excessive than it was in the 1980s. In this, the Moneywood era,
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 15th 2013)
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Feb 23, 2013 J. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I lived in Hollywood during the 1980s and I thought that this book would offer some new insights into what was happening in the studios at the time. I mean, we had a local as president of the United States and the country was "in the money" as they say. The author tries to tie Reagan into the mix of his story and even begins the book with that premise, but is never successful or perhaps, he lost interest in the idea. He also tries to blame both the Republicans and the Jews for the state of affai ...more
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Feb 02, 2013 Sketchbook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lively & devastating Insider Look at the Unholy Grail of Horrorwood. Author focuses on the slugs who decide what we see onscreen. Since film is the world's most powful medium, this is not a frivole discussion.
Jeff
Feb 17, 2014 Jeff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Like a history lesson that anytime t starts to become good and interesting. It feels like it gets drained and becomes technical again. Though tibia thorough in the history of Hollywood finance and players.
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Dec 27, 2016 Douglas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chock full of well researched facts, tawdry and interesting. Hard to put down, but somehow, I feel empty and soulless. Not particularly edifying.
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WILLIAM STADIEM is the author of twelve books, including the bestselling Marilyn Monroe Confidential; Dear Senator; and Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra. In 2014 he has two major books coming out: Daughter of the King and Jet Set. A feature length documentary of Mr. S, which Stadiem is scripting for producers Graydon Carter, Brian Grazer and Brett Ratner, is also planned for production this year. ...more
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