Download Author Sam Wasson : The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood – Pdf/Epub


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CHARACTERS µ LEARNTOPARK.CO.ZA ´ Sam Wasson REVIEW Ä The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Sam Wasson ´ 1 REVIEW 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

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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

CHARACTERS µ LEARNTOPARK.CO.ZA ´ Sam Wasson REVIEW Ä The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Sam Wasson ´ 1 REVIEW 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 If you love Robert Towne s and Roman Polanski s Chinatown you ll love this detailed look the film s creators and its journey to the screenForget it Jake

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CHARACTERS µ LEARNTOPARK.CO.ZA ´ Sam Wasson REVIEW Ä The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Sam Wasson ´ 1 REVIEW 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 Writing 45 years or so after the event there are inaccuracies and inconsistencies People rarely maintain a consistent narrative over such a period the reader expects this and accepts that facts may not meet an evidential threshold I ve read and enjoyed many books with these flaws so why am I disappointedFirstly I find the author s style intrusive distracting from the story he s trying to tell He wants to sound like Chandler tell a noir tale and the content seems subservient to his ambition and whims Maybe he should have written a novel or screenplay insteadSecondly the author s direct sources seem limited yet many unwitnessed conversations and events are presented necessitating 48 pages of notes which only the most scrupulous reader will attempt to verifyFrom the reviews others obviously feel very differently but for me the author seems determined above all else to tell the story he wants to tell in the way he wants to tell it leaving me with concerns over selectivity and confirmation bias


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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood Sam Wasson ´ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS µ LEARNTOPARK.CO.ZA ´ Sam Wasson Writing 45 years or so after the event there are inaccuracies and inconsistencies People rarely maintain a consistent narrative over

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    Download Author Sam Wasson : The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood – Pdf/Epub 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 t

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