Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists (Paperback)

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    Steven Bach was the senior vice-president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate. He has been associated with such productions as Sleuth, The Parallax View, The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three, and The French Lieutenant's Woman. Apart from the director and the producer, Bach was the only person to witness the evolution of Heaven's Gate from beginning to end. He now teaches film at Columbia University.

    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.

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    ISBN 9781557043740
    Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
    Format Paperback
    Pages 432
    Publisher Date 1999-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Newmarket Pr
    Copyright Year 19980601
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists
    Edition Detail Revised
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bach, Steven

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