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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George Lucas’s Blockbusting
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Its numerous essays examine trends in war, noir, bio-drama, biblical, epic, musical, western, disaster, crime, and action adventure films, as well as the advent the blockbustinv movie, auteur blockbustign, and the revolutionary advances that have been made in film technology over time. 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.
The ideal resource for filmmakers of every kind, this book evidences that blockbusters have not only been made on relatively low budgets before, but that they have been made time and time again through varying economic climates. Paperbackpages.
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Jan 27, Blog on Books rated it it was amazing. Film students take note. It is about the ins and outs Film students take note. It is about the ins and outs of the film business, from technical breakthroughs e. Here’s a huge book that traces film history from the perspective of blockbusters with significance. I think it’s a great resource for any movie buff, showcasing successful and important movies from the dawn of silent films all the way up to Not just an adjusted box office list, but stories about how the movie affected things like pop culture and the film industry itself.
I’m really impressed with the amount of research and information gathering that went into “Blockbusting. You’ll be able to glean even more movies you might be interested in watching some day.
And it is true that Lucas himself has always pushed the technology and been a player in the movie technology world. Not a book you’ll simply “read through” and discard, this is a long-term guide you’ll return to again and again for insights especially into the history of blockbusters.
I first checked this book out at the local library but soon realized this was worth having on the permanent bookshelf. It will be fun to “watch” my way through this book eventually. Feb 19, Harry rated it did not like it. I bought this thinking it would be interesting, but the truth is it’s been pretty awful, a poorly designed book, poorly copy-edited, poorly edited!
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.
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 wh I bought this thinking it would be interesting, but the truth is it’s been pretty awful, a poorly designed book, poorly copy-edited, poorly edited! 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.
I cannot recommend this. Mar 02, Shane Grier rated it it was amazing. Finally finished this behemoth. It’s full of so much in-depth information about film. From the beginning through and beyond. The authors and the contributors have done an excellent job giving the reader worthwhile information as well as little nuggets for film geeks and fans alike. I would recommend only to those same film geeks. Sep 24, Booth Babcock rated it it was ok.
Not what I was expecting 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.
Probably would be of interest as a reference book to a serious film buff. Apr 10, Neil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent book for film buffs. Gives the history of film making from the process to the distribution. Summaries of the top films of each decade, many of the early ones I did not know. Good coffee table or on-phone Kindle book to dip into when you have 5 mins.
Dec 23, Stefan rated luas liked it. If you’ve grown up with Star Wars However, apart from this geotge are way better books on the subject than this one. May 02, Bookworm rated it liked it Shelves: Not quite what I was expecting; filled with lists and interesting tidbits.
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