Noah's Reviews > Hello, He Lied and Other Tales from the Hollywood Trenches
Hello, He Lied and Other Tales from the Hollywood Trenches
Sep 17, 2010
Obst started out as a journalist, and it shows in her very lean, punchy writing. There are also some fun stories in the book. The trouble is that the whole thing doesn't really cohere - it's just a pile of disconnected thoughts and it feels like you're just hanging out in her head more than anything else. Add to that the fact that the book is pretty dated by now (it was published in 1997), and it's hard to recommend unless you're really curious about the subject matter. The one takeaway message for me was that, given how many different players are involved and how mismatched the incentives are, the miracle is that any good movies ever get made.
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September 17, 2010 – Shelved