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A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“A book that looks new and never read. Cover has no visible wear. (I accidentally purchased two.)”|
|Publication Year:||2006||Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States|
|Modified Item:||No||Product Type:||Textbook|
|During the heyday of the studio system spanning the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, virtually all the American motion picture industry's money, power, and prestige came from a single activity: selling tickets at the box office. Today, the movie business is just a small, highly visible outpost in a media universe controlled by six corporationsSony, Time Warner, NBC Universal, Viacom, Disney, and NewsCorporation. These conglomerates view films as part of an immense, synergistic, vertically integrated money-making industry. In The Big Picture, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein gives an unprecedented, sweeping, and thoroughly entertaining account of the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows how, in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of the deal: major films turn huge profits, not from the movies themselves but through myriad other enterprises, such as video-game spin-offs, fast-food tie-ins, soundtracks, and even theme-park rides. The studios may compete with one another for stars, publicity, box-office receipts, and Oscars; their corporate parents, however, make fortunes from cooperation (and collusion) with one another in less glamorous markets, such as cable, home video, and pay-TV. But money is only part of the Hollywood story; the social and political milieuspower, prestige, and statustell the rest. Alongside remarkable financial revelations, The Big Picture is filled with eye-opening true Hollywood insider stories. We learn how the promise of free cowboy boots for a producer delayed a major movie's shooting schedule; why stars never perform their own stunts, despite what the supermarket tabloids claim; how movies intentionally shape political sensibilities, both in America and abroad; and why fifteen-year-olds dictate the kind of low-grade fare that has flooded screens across the country. Epstein also offers incisive profiles of the pioneers, including Louis B. Mayer, who helped build Hollywood, and introduces us to the visionariesWalt Disney, Akio Morita, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Ross, Sumner Redstone, David Sarnoffpower brokers who, by dint of innovation and deception, created and control the media that mold our lives. If you are interested in Hollywood today and the complex and fascinating way it has evolved in order to survive, you haven't seen the big picture until you've read The Big Picture. From the Hardcover edition. In this unprecedented, all-encompassing, and thoroughly entertaining account of the movie business, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein reveals the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows that in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of the deal: Major films turn huge profits not from the movies themselves but through myriad other enterprises, from video-game spin-offs and soundtracks to fast-food tie-ins, and even theme-park rides. The studios may compete for stars and Oscars, but their corporate parents view wth one another in less glamorous markets such as cable, home video, and pay-TV. Money, though, is only a small part of the Hollywood story; the social and political milieus-power, prestige, and status-tell the rest. Alongside its remarkable financial revelations and incisive profiles of the pioneers who helped build Hollywood, The Big Picture is filled with eye-opening insider stories. If you are interested in Hollywood today and the complex and fascinating way it has evolved in order to survive, you haven' t seen the big picture until you've read The Big Picture .|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||46824671|
|Author||Edward Jay Epstein|
|Number Of Pages||416 pages|
|Publisher||Random House Publishing Group|
|LC Classification Number||PN1993.5.U65E67 2006|
|"A rich adventure that will change the way you look at the movies." -BusinessWeek "Edward Jay Epstein is here to tell us that when it comes to Hollywood these days, we've got it all wrong." -The Washington Post Book World "One of the virtues of The Big Picture is Mr. Epstein's astonishing access to numbers that the movie studios go to great lengths to keep secret. . . . A groundbreaking work that explains the inner workings of the game." -The Wall Street Journal "Hollywood has needed one of these for a long time-a user's manual. This one could not be more complete. . . . ÝGradeš A." -Entertainment Weekly "Entertaining and enlightening." -The New York Sun "A rich adventure that will change the way you look at the movies." BusinessWeek "Edward Jay Epstein is here to tell us that when it comes to Hollywood these days, we've got it all wrong." The Washington Post Book World "One of the virtues of The Big Picture is Mr. Epstein's astonishing access to numbers that the movie studios go to great lengths to keep secret. . . . A groundbreaking work that explains the inner workings of the game." The Wall Street Journal "Hollywood has needed one of these for a long timea user's manual. This one could not be more complete. . . . [Grade] A." Entertainment Weekly "Entertaining and enlightening." The New York Sun From the Trade Paperback edition.|
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