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The formula for Hollywood success has long baffled even its greatest visionaries. For every blockbuster there are countless flops. Directors, producers, and actors who achieve great success with one film often suffer abject humiliation on the next.

In Boffo! Peter Bart, the editor-in-chief of Variety, and the former studio executive whose hits include The Godfather and Rose

Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 6th 2007 by Miramax Books (first published 2006)
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A really great inside look into the world of Hollywood, how some of the greatest films, TV shows, and Broadway spectacles of all time overcame the countless skeptics surrounding them and were brought into our lives.
This author purports to have the inside story on many of entertainments biggest hits. Unfortunately, I felt there was not much of interest to be gleaned from these memoirs.
A great look into twenty some odd films - the personalities of the filmmakers/studio heads and the situations in which the films were made.
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