- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Broadway; Auflage: Reprint (2. September 1997)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0767900413
- ISBN-13: 978-0767900416
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 1,3 x 21,6 cm
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Hello, He Lied: & Other Truths From The Hollywood Trenches (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. September 1997
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Offers an insider's view of a major film studio, describing the wrangling among stars, directors, agents, and executives that goes into making a movie.
go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In Hello, He Lied, Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any field: "Thou shalt not cry at work," "thou shalt not appear tough," "thou shalt return all thy phone calls," and more. She takes us inside high-pressure meetings with David Geffen, onto the set of Sleepless in Seattle, and into the heated negotiations for The Hot Zone and reveals what she's learned in more than twenty years in the business: how to swim with the sharks--and not get eaten.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Obst, producer of such drek as "Bad Girls" and "One Fine Day", purports to give us an insider's glimpse of a producer's life. But everything is filtered in such a way to display herself in the best possible light, rendering the rest of what she has to say of questionable value.
For example, whenever Obst describes firing somebody, an inevitable occurrence for a producer, she will shift responsibility onto that person, saying "So-and-so had to be let go because he wasn't lighting the picture properly". (I'm sure So-and-So thought he was doing just fine!) She can't take responsibility by saying "I fired So-and-So because I thought he was doing a lousy job"
As a producer who has never produced an exceptional picture, never ventured off the well-trod path, Obst, whose sole criteria is expediency, can't even begin to conceive of the courage of a Saul Zaentz, who could tell Twentieth Century Fox to take a flying leap rather than cast Demi Moore in "The English Patient". Zaentz's courage forced him to close down production - and won him an Oscar!
When Obst whines about how women are mistreated in Hollywood, it's important to remember that whereas it is true that women in general have historically been mistreated, Obst herself enjoyed preferential treatment owing to the connections of her (much older) literary-agent husband. Many an aspiring player would kill to receive the kind of access that she enjoyed owing to her connection.
For a far better book on what it's like to be a working producer, read Art Linson's "A Pound of Flesh"
You'd be far better off reading one of the many excellent (recent) bios of such greats as Billy Wilder, William Wyler, John Ford, David Lean and others. They give you a greater sense of why filmmaking is such an important force at the end of the millenium.
Being a part-time psychic, part-time charlatan, I KNEW that I would run into Lynda the day after I returned the book to the library. Hicksville and Hollywood are sisters under the skin.
Now, YOU write her for me because I am very shy.
Mind you, it's not the first or last word on building a career in film. What Obst does is tell her story and at the same time attempt to impart what wisdom she picked up along the way.
Think of it as a long lunch at The Ivy listening to someone who has been there and done that, and you will find Hello, He Lied as an important, insightful part of your film education.
This really is an older sister's or a mentor's book, passing on the wisdom to the next generation. It's more selfless than self-serving, and anyone who doesn't get that is, well probably jealous of Ms. Obst's quite genuine success in life.
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