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Tales from development hell : the greatest movies never made?

Author: David Hughes
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st updated and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the development period in the film making process, in which, scripts are rewritten many times, actors are hired, sets are designed, yet the films do not get made, discussing lost projects, such as, Oliver Stone's version of Planet of the Apes, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Ridley Scott's Crisis in the Hot Zone and more, and includes interviews with writers and directors.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hughes
ISBN: 9780857687234 0857687239
OCLC Number: 760290917
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Includes indexes.
Description: 272 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Smoke and Mirrors --
Planet of the Apes --
The Lord of the Rings --
Total Recall --
Indiana Jones --
Crusade --
ISOBAR --
The Howard Hughes projects before The Aviator --
The Sandman --
The Hot Zone and Outbreak --
George Clooney's Batman --
Tomb Raider --
Remaking Fantastic Voyage --
From The Exorcist : The Beginning to Airborne.
Responsibility: David Hughes.

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Whatever happened to Darren Aronofsky's "Batman" movie starring Clint Eastwood? What prevented Paul Verhoeven from filming the Schwarzenegger epic "Crusade", and why did Ridley Scott's "Crisis in the  Read more...

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"A perfect read for screenwriters in need of a touch of schadenfreude... He's done his homework." (Variety Magazine)"

 
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