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Sam Wasson Ä 3 download download ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Sam Wasson review The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB A multifaceted dissection of the infamous noir film good reading for any American cinema buff KirkusChinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema Its 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 Wassons telling it becomes the defining story of its most colorful characters Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers embarking on his great doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston Here is director Roman Polanski both predator and prey haunted by the savage murder of his wife returning to Los Angeles where the seeds of his own self destruction are uickly planted Here is the fevered deal making of The Kid Robert Evans the most consummate of producers Here too is Robert Townes 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 Chinatown is an acknowledged classic of 1970s cinema with a notorious ending and haunting last line of dialogue Combining the talents of Jack Nicholson Roman Polanski Robert Towne a hugely experienced crew and a supportive studio this charts how the film came to be made at a time when the film maker friendly studios of the early 70s would give way to corporate Hollywood and the blockbuster mentality we are still ruled byTo lay my cards on the table I m a huge fan of Jack Nicholson and have loved this film from the first time I saw it sometime in the mid 80s having been reading about it before then for ages Sam Wasson and I have read a lot of the same source material it would seem but there were still bits and pieces in here I wasn t aware of and I ve certainly never followed the trail of the making in this linear a fashion Picking up elements from each mans life the horror Polanski went through with the war and then Sharon Tate s murder Nicholson s confused family history Robert Evans desire to be brilliant and make a mark and Towne s haunted and self destructive personality he spends a lot of time on the before laying everything into place Not only following the difficult production it also goes far beyond including The Two Jakes but the focus is on 1973 and 1974 and covers far than the film with Nicholson the unofficial leader of a group of friends who d worked hard to get where they were and could now finally enjoy the fruits of their toil Nicholson comes across well supportive and loyal always willing to do his best for the film Dunaway asks him to hit her during that seuence and he does but feels very guilty about it while Polanski sinks lower his taste for young girls being a clearly open secret for some time Towne comes across badly mistreating his wife and later their child and betraying an old friend while Evans who clearly has everyone s best interests at heart is also apparently blind to a lot of things On the downside I found Wasson s style occasionally intrusive although he lists all the sources he writes it like it s a novel so we get people s inner thoughts that he couldn t possibly know and the occasional flight of fantasy and a kind of noir ish tone as if he s writing a detective story about the ultimate detective story which I suppose he is When it works people chatting it s fine but when it seems to go into their thoughts it s very distracting That aside this is well worth a read for anyone interested in the workings of a Hollywood that didn t depend on superheroes of seeing friends help each other to succeed and to follow the making of one of the best films ever made Very much recommended 6. La guerre des clans : Une sombre prophétie (06) reading for any American cinema buff KirkusChinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema Its 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 Wassons telling it becomes the defining story of its most colorful characters Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers embarking on his great doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston Here is director Roman Polanski both predator and prey haunted by the savage murder of his wife Harry Potter, I à VII returning to Los Angeles where the seeds of his own self destruction are uickly planted Here is the fevered deal making of The Kid Robert Evans the most consummate of producers Here too is Robert Townes 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 Chinatown is an acknowledged classic of 1970s cinema with a notorious ending and haunting last line of dialogue Combining the talents of Jack Nicholson Roman Polanski Robert Towne a hugely experienced crew and a supportive studio this charts how the film came to be made at a time when the film maker friendly studios of the early 70s would give way to corporate Hollywood and the blockbuster mentality we are still Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ruled byTo lay my cards on the table I m a huge fan of Jack Nicholson and have loved this film from the first time I saw it sometime in the mid 80s having been La bibliothèque de Poudlard reading about it before then for ages Sam Wasson and I have Le Monde de Narnia (Romans Junior) (French Edition) read a lot of the same source material it would seem but there were still bits and pieces in here I wasn t aware of and I ve certainly never followed the trail of the making in this linear a fashion Picking up elements from each mans life the horror Polanski went through with the war and then Sharon Tate s murder Nicholson s confused family history Robert Evans desire to be brilliant and make a mark and Towne s haunted and self destructive personality he spends a lot of time on the before laying everything into place Not only following the difficult production it also goes far beyond including The Two Jakes but the focus is on 1973 and 1974 and covers far than the film with Nicholson the unofficial leader of a group of friends who d worked hard to get where they were and could now finally enjoy the fruits of their toil Nicholson comes across well supportive and loyal always willing to do his best for the film Dunaway asks him to hit her during that seuence and he does but feels very guilty about it while Polanski sinks lower his taste for young girls being a clearly open secret for some time Towne comes across badly mistreating his wife and later their child and betraying an old friend while Evans who clearly has everyone s best interests at heart is also apparently blind to a lot of things On the downside I found Wasson s style occasionally intrusive although he lists all the sources he writes it like it s a novel so we get people s inner thoughts that he couldn t possibly know and the occasional flight of fantasy and a kind of noir ish tone as if he s writing a detective story about the ultimate detective story which I suppose he is When it works people chatting it s fine but when it seems to go into their thoughts it s very distracting That aside this is well worth a Enquête au collège: L'Intégrale 2: Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod, Olivier Chauvel, Gallimard: Amazon.fr: Livres read for anyone interested in the workings of a Hollywood that didn t depend on superheroes of seeing friends help each other to succeed and to follow the making of one of the best films ever made Very much Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé recommended

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Sam Wasson Ä 3 download download ¶ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Sam Wasson review The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB A multifaceted dissection of the infamous noir film good reading for any American cinema buff KirkusChinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema Its 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 Wassons telling it becomes the defining story of its most colorful characters Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers embarking on his great doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston Here is director Roman Polanski both predator and prey haunted by the savage murder of his wife returning to Los Angeles where the seeds of his own self destruction are uickly planted Here is the fevered deal making of The Kid Robert Evans the most consummate of producers Here too is Robert Townes 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 I struggled to get through Mr Wasson s book about Bob Fosse but as I am of the view that Chinatown is one of maybe the finest movies ever made I gave it a go Alas I had huge issues with the bookOf the key actors in the Chinatown story Mr Wasson only spoke to the late Robert Evans and Roman Polanski Notably not Robert Towne whose character and professional reputation are fairly well trashed in the course of the book or Jack Nicholson Neither did he speak to Angelica Huston Large chunks of this book are given over to Polanski Towne and to a lesser extent Evans and Nicholson s state of mind Mr Wasson s estimation of this is based on published sources than first hand accounts the list of acknowledgements covers many pages It therefore has to follow that there is a large element of supposition in this that for me adds very little If Mr Wasson wanted to cover this angle it could have been done far succinctly he clearly doesn t share Polanski s love of brevityOf the people Mr Wasson did speak to in the case of Robert Towne he seems happy to take the views of some of whom it could be said that they had an axe to grind as absolute truth For me that raises uestions of objectivityAll that said I came to this book seeking an insight into the making of a classic movie While there are some interesting bits of information many aspects of this film are left untouched eg with Noah Cross John Huston created one of Cinema s true monsters I would have liked to know about that character s development However anyone wanting a history of Chinatown s creation won t find it hereThis book s purpose is an examination of the changing face of Hollywood and the motivation of it s power brokers Chinatown is just the peg on which that story is hung

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