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The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God!

Author: Joe Eszterhas
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author offers a candid look at his thirty years in the film business, offering advice and anecdotes on how to become a successful filmmaker, on writing and selling scripts, and on surviving the cutthroat, high-pressure world of Hollywood.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Joe Eszterhas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Eszterhas
ISBN: 9780312359874 031235987X 0312373848 9780312373849
OCLC Number: 65207145
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 397 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Pursuing your dream --
Lesson 1. They can snort you here! --
pt. 2. Learning the business --
Lesson 2. Use your F-bombs! --
Lesson 3. Don't let 'em fart at your ideas! --
Lesson 4. Beware of the back pat! --
Lesson 5. Don't let 'em bleed on you! --
Lesson 6. Don't take your clothes off! --
pt. 3. Getting ready to write the script --
Lesson 7. Avoid the woodpecker! --
Lesson 8. Ideas are poison! --
pt. 4. Writing the script --
Lesson 9. Slit a vein and drip it on the page! --
pt. 5. Selling the script --
Lesson 10. How do you feel about going to bed with an agent? --
pt. 6. Filming the script --
Lesson 11. Steal as much memorabilia from the set as you can! --
pt. 7. Working with the director --
Lesson 12. He's a passive-aggressive snake! --
Lesson 13. Every good director is a sadist! --
pt. 8. Working with the producer --
Lesson 14. Is his heart full of shit? --
pt. 9. Dealing with the studio --
Lesson 15. You're a jackass in a hailstorm! --
pt. 10. Inspiring the actors --
Lesson 16. Their shorts have skid marks, too! --
Lesson 17. Just say the fucking words! --
pt. 11. Surviving the critics --
Lesson 18. They want to kill you, rape your wife, and eat your children! --
pt. 12. The happy ending --
Lesson 19. Fight, write, throw up, and keep writing!
Responsibility: Joe Eszterhas.
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The author offers a candid look at his thirty years in the film business, offering advice and anecdotes on how to become a successful filmmaker, on writing and selling scripts, and on surviving the cutthroat, high-pressure world of Hollywood.

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