Moneywood: Hollywood in Its Last Age of Excess
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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 decadeauthor WilliamStadiembrings to life,Moneywood isthe inside story of Hollywood producers in the '80s.

Frombox officehits 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, the ind...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 15th 2013)
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Jason
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
Jeff
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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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.
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