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by Peter Bart


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Bart, Peter; Guber, Peter.

Bart, Peter; Guber, Peter.

Shoot Out : Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood. An intriguing book but one that is in definite need of a date checker. You would think that Peter Guber would know what year Midnight Express (his own production) won the Golden Globe (1978, not 1974). by Peter Bart and Peter Guber. The ten other errors regarding release dates, etc. do not lessen the educational value, but do lend a careless feel to the read. War Stories and How to Make a Movie. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. This book is unique in that it tries to tell the "behind the scenes" true war stories inside the context of a "road map to Hollywood deal making".

Overall, this book was done to analyze the ways in which today's Hollywood functions. Both authors have been around for a long time and they have seen the entertainment business change and shift during their years in Hollywood. If you take The Shoot Out to be a Hollywood a textbook, then I can't help but feel a little disappointed, as the information given in here is very generic and already widely known. The authors offer very little insight into the working ways of Hollywood and they tell us very little that is new or that I didn't already know.

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Shoot Out. Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood. Hollywood calls it the shoot ou. he point during the making of a movie when star-fits and power struggles turn into standoffs, walk-outs, and clashing egos. How a film ever gets made is a wonder. Category: Film Performing Arts. Leave it to two industry icons to unreel the true stor. lso by Peter Guber. See all books by Peter Guber.

Shoot Out: Surviving the Fame and (Mis)fortune of Hollywood, nonfiction coauthored with Peter Guber . Hollywood in the Trenches: How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb, nonfiction (Miramax, 2006).

Shoot Out: Surviving the Fame and (Mis)fortune of Hollywood, nonfiction coauthored with Peter Guber (Putnam, 2002). Dangerous Company: Dark Tales from Tinseltown, a collection of short stories (Miramax, 2003). Boffo! Hollywood in the Trenches: How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb, nonfiction (Miramax, 2006).

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Hollywood calls it the "shoot out"... the point during the making of a movie when star-fits and power struggles turn into standoffs, walk-outs, and clashing egos. How a film ever gets made is a wonder. Leave it to two industry icons to unreel the true story...

Comments: (7)

Mikarr
This was a very absorbing and well-written book on the travails of those who work in the film industry. It was put together by two very knowledgeable veterans of movie studios, and they clearly know their stuff. There are plenty of pertinent anecdotes related to their experiences as well as examples of films that went right--and wrong. Definitely worthwhile for movie buffs.
Kale
This book is unique in that it tries to tell the "behind the scenes" true war stories inside the context of a "road map to Hollywood deal making". I prefer the war stories but this book does a very good job in it's "how to" section being very careful to not let the reader get bored.
Peter Bart, who appears to do 80% of the writing, does an excellent job describing what is involved in doing a deal. It lets a nonindustry person realize why some movies are made that turn out to be bad movies. The bottom line is there is a process, a "Hollywood dance" so to speak, that is how deals progress. Many outsiders have talked about changing Hollywood to a more standard business environment. It will never happen. Too much history to change and frankly, with the creative people involved, they probably couldn't work in that environment. Disney has tried to shift the process with some success but the negative press does keep some creative people from working with them.
Peter Bart provides many war stories from the 1970s with Guber has more current stories given his success as a producer. I expected this book to be similar to Mike Medavoy's biography of his movie career. It wasn't. But it was still very good and would recommend it.
uspeh
Peter Bart and Peter Buber, two long time Hollywood insiders, combine to tell their stories of what really goes on behind the scenes in Tinseltown. Many of the tales have appeared elsewhere, but it is interesting and there are some nuggets. The downside is the concept that the two go back and forth with their separate stories. It would have been much better to have each write his own book. It is curious why that wasn't done.
Black_Hawk_Down.
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Steelrunner
The problem with SHOOT OUT isn't anything fixable; it's just dated. And once again, I feel I know more about the early 1970s at Paramount Pictures than I do about what I had for breakfast after the Robert Evans bio and Bart's INFAMOUS PLAYERS. SHOOT OUT is a book about the movie industry, with chapter-by-chapter examinations of the director, writer, agent, marketer and star machinery. If you are curious about the business side of movie making than this is a great primer, but as it is eleven years old so much of the book is no longer applicable. This was a book written before Facebook, Twitter and the hunt for the next series (POTTER, TWILIGHT, HUNGER GAMES etc). Of course, any book written today would be dated fairly quickly as well. At a recent conference at the USC School of Cinematic Arts George Lucas and Steven Spielberg opined on the future of movies: "There's eventually going to be a big meltdown," Spielberg said. "There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen of these mega-budgeted movies go crashing into the ground and that's going to change the paradigm again." Following that, Lucas explained, "You're going to end up with fewer theaters, bigger theaters with a lot of nice things. Going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks, like what Broadway costs today, or a football game. It'll be an expensive thing... [The movies] will sit in the theaters for a year, like a Broadway show does. That will be called the 'movie' business." With these ominous notes the movie business could change, and where does VOD and Streaming fit in. That being said, Bart and Guber make some excellent points in their examination of the movie business at the turn of the century, with fun anecdotes about THE GODFATHER, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, LOVE STORY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, HAROLD AND MAUDE, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM and a host of other films, as well as some, such as Jack Nicholson in ROAD SHOW that never got made; not to mention yet another go around at HEAVEN'S GATE. The players change so frequently in the entertainment business that it's hard to stay abreast, but if you are looking for a nuts and bolts read about the industry you could do worse than these knowledgeable scribes.
Thetahuginn
I have admired Peter Bart's career for quite some time now. Starting as a producer, then working as a journalist for Variety, he now writes books that try to analyze the many ways in which the Hollywood machine functions. His latest effort, The Shoot Out (written with producer Peter Guber), is a Hollywood tell-all that lacks the fervor and the wit that the other Bart books contained.
Overall, this book was done to analyze the ways in which today's Hollywood functions. Both authors have been around for a long time and they have seen the entertainment business change and shift during their years in Hollywood. If you take The Shoot Out to be a Hollywood a textbook, then I can't help but feel a little disappointed, as the information given in here is very generic and already widely known. The authors offer very little insight into the working ways of Hollywood and they tell us very little that is new or that I didn't already know.
But the book does get a little more interesting when you take it as a Hollywood tell-all. The authors offer a lot of dirt on Hollywood and they offer many stories taken from the inside, stories that were unknown to me until this day (ie, how The Godfather almost didn't happen because no studio wanted to touch it). And it is when the authors talk about their own experiences in the field that the book picks up a little steam and becomes more entertaining and intriguing.
It's obvious that these two men have many stories they want to share, so I wonder why they didn't include more of them. And they know what they are talking about as they are talking from hands-on experience. And yet, I can't help feeling a little disappointed with this effort. Maybe the authors tried to be a little too general to attract a bigger audience, or maybe they simply didn't have enough material to fill in an entire book. Not a great effort, even if it still has its moments.
Shoot Out: Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood download epub
Performing Arts
Author: Peter Bart
ISBN: 0399528881
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: TarcherPerigee (June 3, 2003)
Pages: 288 pages