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I'm on a Lawrence Grobel kick. This being the second book I have read by him - the first was "Conversations with Marlon Brando." This one is "Conversations with Robert Evans," who is a film producer, and one time the main honcho at Paramount Pictures. Evans, at the moment, is an idol of sorts for those who love the idea of Hollywood, especially mixing a certain amount of contempt and adoration. Evans is a superb hustler, who I suspect is not into the money, but more of the lifestyle - and that, ...more
If you’re like most people, you’re probably slightly confused about what a producer actually does. Or did. According to Evans, producer of Rosemary’s Baby, The Godfather, Marathon Man, Urban Cowboy, and The Cotton Club, the magic’s all out of it. “There’s no glamour in this business,” Evans says in this riveting interview. “There’re accountants, lawyers, agents. For every bit of magic, you spend a month of misery in negotiations. It’s not glamorous. By the time you start a film, you’re tired out ...more