[Ebook] Final Cut By Steven Bach – Snackgo.co.uk

Final Cut One of the top ten greatest books about Hollywood. FINAL CUT deserves its reputation as a canonical work about the movie business Author Steven Bach was an executive at United Artists in the 70 s, when UA was arguably the best run studio in Hollywood TransAmerica Bank acquired UA in the late 1970 s on the basis of that success, but unfortunately all it took was one bad gamble to bring the whole thing down That would be director Michael Cimino s HEAVEN S GATE project which I ve never seen and apparently is actually pretty good, but in any even FINAL CUT deserves its reputation as a canonical work about the movie business Author Steven Bach was an executive at United Artists in the 70 s, when UA was arguably the best run studio in Hollywood TransAmerica Bank acquired UA in the late 1970 s on the basis of that success, but unfortunately all it took was one bad gamble to bring the whole thing down That would be director Michael Cimino s HEAVEN S GATE proje Heaven S Gate Is Probably The Most Discussed, Least Seen Film In Modern Movie History Its Notoriety Is So Great That Its Title Has Become A Generic Term For Disaster, For Ego Run Rampant, For Epic Mismanagement, For Wanton Extravagance It Was Also The Film That Brought Down One Of Hollywood S Major Studios United Artists, The Company Founded In 1919 By Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D W Griffith, And Charlie Chaplin Steven Bach Was Senior Vice President And Head Of Worldwide Production For United Artists At The Time Of The Filming Of Heaven S Gate, And Apart From The Director And Producer, The Only Person To Witness The Film S Evolution From Beginning To End Combining Wit, Extraordinary Anecdotes, And Historical Perspective, He Has Produced A Landmark Book On Hollywood And Its People, And In So Doing, Tells A Story Of Human Absurdity That Would Have Made Chaplin Proud. I think Bach, the author of this, overestimated the fascination non movie executives would have for business deals that movie executives make, but it s certainly extremely well written and perceptive about movies What really makes this book interesting is the film that it s about I saw the full 3 hour 39 minute version of Heaven s Gate on MGM recently and so picked up the book and there s no doubt in my mind that it s a major work, one of the most beautiful movies ever made It throws up I think Bach, the author of this, overestimated the fascination non movie executives would have for business deals that movie executives make, but it s certainly extremely well written and perceptive about movies What really makes this book interesting is the film that it s about I saw the full 3 hour 39 minute version of Heaven s Gate on MGM recently and so picked up the book and there s no doubt in my mind that it s a major work, one of the most beautiful movies ever made It throws up the ancient question of do you need to care about the characters to enjoy a film I didn t remotely care about any of them but for me the 3 and a half hours flew by because the film is so alive This conundrum is articulated really well in the book Bach is fully aware of the visionary nature o If you re looking to hear about what happened during the making of Heaven s Gate, don t look here This isof a history of United Artists diary of Steven Bach s time there, and while he was involved in Heaven s Gate, it wasn t very closely and it was all on the deal making end of things, not the movie making one It is fairly illuminat I read lots of books about the moviesbut this one s my favorite. Disappointing expose on the making of the 1980 Michael Cimino epic box office bomb HEAVEN S GATE Although author Stephen Bach was Senior Vice President of Production at the studio that made HEAVEN S GATE United Artists, and had been with the studio through the many trials and tribulations of making the movie, Final Cut Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven s Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists serves as only a cursory account of what really happened.What happened, per the author, Disappointing expose on the making of the 1980 Michael Cimino epic box office bomb HEAVEN S GATE Although author Stephen Bach was Senior Vice President of Production at the studio that made HEAVEN S GATE United Artists, and had been with the studio through the many trials and tribulations of making the movie, Final Cut Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven s Gate, the Film that Sank United Artists serves as only a cursory account of what really happened.What happened, per the author, was a series of fearful miscalculations that led to a strong willed, enigmatic, brilliant Oscar winning director get Readers looking for a day by day account of how Michael Cimino created one of the most infamous films in history may be disappointed Author Bach rarely visited the film set, and Final Cut is less the story of the movie than a history of his time at United Artists, of which the Heaven s Gate imbroglio was the most significant, but far from the only, major event at the studio Still, as a look at the sausage making side of the mo A long look at the chaotic making of Heaven s Gate and the downfall of a Hollywood studio, Stephen Bach s Final Cut is absorbing, detailed and messy After all, the downfall of United Artists is often blamed on the singular failure of Gate, but as Bach s book shows, there was a lotit than just that.The book offers several points where had UA acted differently, they might still be in business They range fr After seeing a reissued director s cut version of Heaven s Gate, the movie so expensive to produce and so poorly received by the critics in 1980 that it destroyed Michael Cimino s reputation as a director and led to the demise of United Artists, I sought out this book by one of the United Artist producers involved in the project and who also lost his job in the aftermath It s a fascinating story How could Ciminio who had just come from making The Deer Hunter, which netted him Academy After seeing a reissued director s cut version of Heaven s Gate, the movie so expensive to produce and so poorly received by the critics in 1980 that it destroyed Michael Cimino s reputation as a director and led to the demise of United Artists, I sought out this book by one of the United Artist producers involved in the project and who also lost his job in the aftermath It s a fa

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