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On Spec: A Novel of Young Hollywood

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A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. On Spec follows the paths of six Hollywood hopefuls--a screenwriter, an agent, a development girl, an actress, a studio chef, and an aspiring producer--as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life on the hollwood fast track. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spe ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 7th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published April 1st 2000)
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Doug
May 11, 2017 Doug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Mistakes were made" is seen at least twice in the text, an echo of the Reagan era. And one wonders about the myriad typos -- are they deliberate malapropisms of the characters, or not? Some are, such as "dias" for "dais" and "viola" for "voila" -- and to great comedic effect. Others just seem like oversights, "there" as "here" and so on.

But this is only to point out how deliciously fun the play of language is, no avant ways needed. The characters' mis-speech, if you will, with the ample sampli
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Jim
Nov 16, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
way before its time, this romp had some real advantgarde teckniques

love the characters, even if they are broad, they still can't manage to be broad enough to fully capture thier intended target. tough to satirize this field, but Rushfield manages to do so with flair
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