George Lucas’s Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural. Titled “George Lucas’s Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural. George Lucas’s Blockbusting. A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. by Alex Ben.

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I was expecting something about how Lucas et al changed filmmaking and created the summer blockbuster, but instead a reference tome on the few hundred biggest films in hollywood history, with shore descriptions and some annecdotes, but not much meat. English Choose a language for shopping. Here’s a huge book that traces film history from the perspective of blockbusters with significance.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck. Full of errors big and small, the sense of authority just disappears and finally you feel it’s a collection of essays by careless grad students — who even knows who wrote these things; there’s no list of contributors, no indication whatsoever of where these people were turned up.

Paperbackpages. It will be fun to “watch” my way through this book eventually. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nathan Blackwell rated it really liked it Aug 15, The movies chosen for discussion seem basically random and disconnected, and eventually the whole book falls apart because of this lack of a through thread that would tie it all together. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


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I wanted to know how much they spent on personal and equipment, how much various department were given, etc Finally finished this behemoth. Murnane rated it liked it Jan 17, Champion of the Graphic Novel.

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The Art of the Cinematographer. Clint Eastwood as one of the two alien-fighting “Men in Black”? All in all great product for a nice price. Julian Geneen rated it really liked it Jun 05, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Alex Ben Block is an internationally known entertainment industry journalist, author, broadcaster, and show business historian.

My husband saw George Lucas being interviewed about this book on John Stewart and really wanted it.

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Marilyn Monroe – Unabridged Guide. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: At World’s End, 2. Not what I was expecting You’ll be able to glean even more movies you might be interested in watching some day. He is author of the critically acclaimed books Outfoxed: A bit hard to navigate in the Kindle version. Account Options Sign in. The Essential James Garner.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Dark Knight, 9. Perhaps of more interest – only two of the 10 lowest cost – highest revenue movies are franchise films whereas seven of the blockbustkng cost – highest revenue movies are. Whether you’re a film trivia buff or you are interested in film making, you should get hold of this and read it.

Mark Van Der Veen rated it it was ok Apr 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 6. Furthermore, its full complement of charts, graphs and diagrams presenting such things as salary histories, awards and honors, the number of principal photography days required, advertising expenditures, domestic versus overseas profits and more, also include conversions of past movie-making dollars into current dollar values for easy and relevant comparisons.