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I lived in Hollywood for 13 years.Visit Bridget Foley's website.
That means I know first hand that the correct answer to the question, “Who do you want to star in the movie of your book?” is “Whoever the hell gets it made.”
That sounds jaded.
And I guess it is… a little.
But here’s what’s likely to happen if you ask anyone who has had a front row seat to the making of a film if they still believe in the “magic” of movies.
They will tell you that the magic died the day they realized that all filmmaking is a series of devastating compromises, budget considerations and jurassic egos.
Watch enough movies get made and you stop believing in the magic of movies and you start believing in the miracle of movies.
Movies are gargantuan efforts put forth by hundreds of people. Even the tight ships are a mess.
And good movies? Movies like The Godfather or...[read on]
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