Sunday, February 24, 2019

The ten best books about Hollywood

At the Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw tagged the best books about Hollywood, including:
When the American new wave arrived in the late 60s, it turned the business (briefly) on its head. In Scenes from a Revolution [US title: Pictures at a Revolution], journalist Mark Harris has the nifty idea of analysing the movies nominated for the best picture Oscar in 1967 – including Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and In the Heat of the Night – finding in them a guide to how Hollywood and the US were managing the issues of crime, authority, racism and sex.
Read about another entry on the list.

In 2012 Pictures at a Revolution made Nick Hornby's six favorite books list.

--Marshal Zeringue