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Author Pond, Steve.

Title The big show : high times and dirty dealings backstage at the Academy Awards / Steve Pond ; photography by Art Streiber ... [and others].

Publication Info. New York : Faber and Faber, 2005.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  791.43 PON    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  791.4307 Pon    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  791.43 PON    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  791.43079 PON    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 423 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue: A true tragedy -- Introduction: History is made at night -- Putting it together -- Restraint and decorum -- A change is gonna come -- Secrets and lies -- Size matters -- Sunday bloody Sunday -- Everybody's talkin' -- Short cuts -- Movin' on up -- War games -- Young blood -- Epilogue: The Oscar gods.
Summary A look at the machinations behind everyone's favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking. The Oscars breed their own peculiar mania and a billion people worldwide are alleged to watch the broadcast every year. Love it or loathe it, the Oscars are an irresistible spectacle: a gaudy, glitzy, momentous, and foolish window into the unholy alliance of art and commerce that is the film industry. This book is a chronicle of the past fifteen years of the Academy Awards, the most tumultuous decade in Oscar's 76-year history, offering an unguarded, behind-the-scenes glimpse of this singular event, along with remarkable insight into how the Oscars reflect the high-stakes politics of Hollywood, our obsession with celebrities (not to mention celebrities' obsession with themselves), and the cinematic state of the union.--publisher description.
Subject Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
ISBN 0571211933 alkaline paper
9780571211937 alkaline paper

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