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The Whole Picture by Richard Walter
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Sep 22, 08

Read in May, 2008

I'm sorry, but my feeling is that Walter is too clever for his own good. He's the kind of analyst who knows the price of everything -- but the value of nothing. It's all gimmicks and -- truth be told, several layers down -- self-promotion. For 1 star, I owe him more of a review, but I'm sorry, I can't muster more than just that reading this book will be a good start for someone trying to learn how to be a clever Hollywood manipulator, but not a writer. Not this book of his, anyway.
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