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Movies and Money Hardcover – 1 Oct 1998

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  • Hardcover: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc; First Edition edition (1 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679446648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679446644
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.2 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,112,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fascinating history."--"Time Out New York
The acclaimed producer of such classic films as Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields, and the only European ever to head a major Hollywood studio, former Columbia Pictures chief David Puttnam has written a fascinating behind-the-scenes history of the movie business and of the unique and frequently unholy alliance between commerce and art that underpins it.
Puttnam's story moves from the early days of cinema and the rivalry between Edison and the Lumiere brothers, through the rise of the studio system, and up to the present day, with European filmmakers and politicians struggling to protect their industry and even their cultural identity from a triumphant and all-devouring Hollywood. In the process he introduces a host of colorful characters: from Goldwyn and Zanuck to Eisner and Ovitz. Movies and Money is a groundbreaking book that will change our understanding of the movie business.
"Excellent.... A book so well written that it can easily be read at a single sitting."--"San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner
"Puttnam has a dry sense of humor, and most of his book is jammed with astonishing anecdotes and seething portraits of the personalities of film history."-- "Newsday --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

David Puttnam is the Oscar-winning producer of Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, Local Hero,<br> and The Mission. He was chairman of Columbia Pictures from 1986 to 1988 and now works principally in the field of<br> education, serving as an adviser to a number of UK government departments; as chancellor of the University of Sunderland;<br> and as a governor and lecturer at the London School of Economics. In 1995 he received a knighthood for his services to the <br>British film industry, and in August 1997 he was appointed to the House of Lords. He divides his time between England and<br> Ireland.

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W. Murray
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent History
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5.0 out of 5 starsAcidic analysis of the European movie industry.
3 October 2002 - Published on
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Eric Nelson
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent look at film...but not for the casual filmgoer
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Ricky Hunter
4.0 out of 5 starsMovies from an International and Financial Vantage Point
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2.0 out of 5 starsBoring film history
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