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The Resource The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood, Sam Wasson

The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood, Sam Wasson

Label
The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood
Title
The big goodbye
Title remainder
Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Sam Wasson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece. Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wasson, Sam
Dewey number
791.43/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.C46447
LC item number
W37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood, Sam Wasson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: First goodbyes -- Part one: Justice -- Part two: Eucalyptus -- Part three: The mountain -- Part four: Gittes vs. Gittes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781250301826
Lccn
2019045207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1124777867
  • 2382563
  • 2382563
Label
The big goodbye : Chinatown and the last years of Hollywood, Sam Wasson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: First goodbyes -- Part one: Justice -- Part two: Eucalyptus -- Part three: The mountain -- Part four: Gittes vs. Gittes
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9781250301826
Lccn
2019045207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1124777867
  • 2382563
  • 2382563

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