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Men Who Would Be King An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks

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ISBN-10: 0547134703

ISBN-13: 9780547134703

Edition: 2010

Authors: Nicole LaPorte

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For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged. Then came Hollywood's Circus Maximuscreated by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion Kingan entertainment empire called DreamWorks, where hype and glory often gave way to blowups, battles, and betrayals worthy of The Godfather. Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for Variety, reveals for the first time the delicious truth of what happened among the partners of a studio that should have been stellar, but wasn't. LaPorte's story opens on the set of Gladiator, where Russell Crowe threatened to kill one of the film's producers, and the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

NICOLE LAPORTE is a former film reporter for Variety , where she covered the Hollywood movie industry for several years. She also wrote the "Rules of Hollywood" column for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and has written for The New Yorker , the New York Times , the Los Angeles Times , the New York Observer , the Sunday Telegraph Magazine , and W magazine. For The Men Who Would Be King she did more than 200 interviews with subjects at every level of the entertainment business.

A Note to Readers
Starting UP
The Emperor in August
The End of Magic
Mr. Spielberg Will See You Now
Geffen Slept Here
The Announcement
E.T., Phone Home
Animated Characters
Live Action
Show Me the Money
Culture Clash
The Unthinkable Occurs
George in Slovakia; Jeffrey in Extremis
The Not So Long Goodbye
Of Men and Mice
Slaves to the Rhythm
Saving Spielberg
Bug Wars
Harvey Baby
Unexpected Beauty
The Battle for Oscar
Nobody's Bitch
Sword Fights
Rock and Roll
Golden Glow
The Motorcycle Diaries
Harvey II
What Sinbad Wrought
Naked in Public
In a Snicket
No White Suits!
The Geffen Express
Epilogue: Three-Way Split
Notes on Sources