Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

A noted screenwriter himself, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry knows his Hollywood. In Film Flam, he takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits. With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels -- Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture...

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Title:Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Author:Larry McMurtry
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Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood Reviews

  • Robert
    A collection of columns and essays printed in the 70's and early 80's. Insightful at the time, both prophetic and nostalgic now....
  • allison
    A pretty swell collection of essays about screenwriting (in the first half of the book) and film in general (second half). The writing is smart and entertaining, and he's got an interesting vantage point--he manages to be both an insider and outsider in the movie biz. His honesty about the craft and...
  • Jess
    This is a fascinating view of Hollywood and screenwriting. Sometimes depressing, sometimes sad, but entertaining enough for me to read it cover to cover....
  • Vel Veeter
    Because I read Hollywood, this collection is only so good. He repeats himself here, or rather there, but I read that one first. One thing he does really well is talk about the nature of being a writer in Hollywood and how that has a kind of stepchild relationship to film. He himself states that the ...
  • Rickeclectic
    Larry McMurtry essays on film. He has a good pedigree to talk about it, since he has many years as a writer and as a screenwriter. He has some good things to say about the craft of screenwriting. The book was from 1987. The essays start well and gradually peter out. He even has an essay near the end...
  • Paul Parsons
    I read this only because I'm working my way through McMurtry. It was interesting to see the author's take on Hollywood and moviemaking 25 years ago. More interesting perhaps was his personal reactions to being swept into the Hollywood scene when some of his books were adapted to the big screen. McMu...

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