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Title:
Hollywood migraine : the inside story of a decade in film
Author:
Greene, Ray.
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Publication Information:
Dublin : Merlin Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiii, 335 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published as articles in Box office or Village view during the 1990s.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
LA village view.

Box office.
ISBN:
9781903582008
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Ray Greene wrote hundreds of pieces on film and politics for the "L.A. Village View" and "Boxoffice" magazine, where he was editor-in-chief from 1993 to 1997. He is the founding editor of the film information Web site Boxoffice Online.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

The former editor of Boxoffice magazine and contributor to ABCNews.com and the now-defunct L.A. Village View, Greene has gathered 66 of his articles scrutinizing American moviemaking in the 1990s. Among the performers and filmmakers he dissects are Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Tom Cruise, Jackie Chan, Quentin Tarantino, John Singleton, Spike Lee, and Elia Kazan. He takes on such topics as technology, minority filmmakers, Westerns, Disneyfication, independent cinema, political films, the impact of Chinese cinema, marketing, and sf. It's a discerning and ultimately depressing record. See, for instance, Greene's chapter "The Long Slow Fade to Black," in which he empathizes with veteran critic Richard Schickel's despair over the cult of celebrity. Or consider "Exeunt Omnes," where he finds that Hollywood's biggest flaw is that it is "morally inert." In "The Anniversary Waltz," he shows how Warner Bros. ignored its own sterling heritage and celebrated its 75th anniversary by reissuing Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz both MGM movies. Very welcome are general and film-title indexes. Highly recommended. Kim Holston, American Inst. for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Malvern, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.