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READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 100 S major studios United Artists the company founded in 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks Mary Pickford D W Griffith and Charlie Chaplin Steven Bach was senior vice president and head of worldwide production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate and apart from the director a. After seeing a reissued director s cut version of Heaven s Gate the movie so expensive to produce and so poorly received by the critics in 1980 that it destroyed Michael Cimino s reputation as a director and led to the demise of United Artists I sought out this book by one of the United Artist producers involved in the project and who also lost his job in the aftermath It s a fascinating story How could Ciminio who had just come from making The Deer Hunter which netted him Academy Awards for best picture and best director have created such a mess Heaven s Gate vastly exceeded its budget was visually spectacular but had a poor sound track and story itself verged on incoherence at times Why did United Artists let him do it This book tells the story in great detail and Steven Bach was a fine writer The most interesting parts however the Cimino story gets lost from time to time in Bach s efforts to paint a comprehensive picture of United Artist s glorious history it was founded by Mary Pickford Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks as well as describing the Hollywood system of movie making in general I found myself skipping parts But that being said it s a great read and a fabulous story of hubris and Hollywood finances

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READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 100 Heaven's Gate is probably the most discussed least seen film in modern movie history Its notoriety is so great that its title has become a generic term for disaster for ego run rampant for epic mismanagement for wanton extravagance It was also the film that brought down one of Hollywood’. Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called Ego Friedrich NietzscheThis witty book was recommended to me by another fellow film buff as one of the best books on Hollywood from a studios stand point It was written by the late United Artists senior vice president Steven Bach about one of the most expensive flops in movie history It is the story of how a thirty five year old director named Michael Cimino approached United Artists and Steven Bach with the idea of doing a seven million dollar medium budget American western film inspired by Wyoming s 1892 Johnson County War Mr Cimino who had just finished directing the academy award winning The Deer Hunter and the studio was very pleased with him So VP Stephen Bach gave the go ahead based on the studio s past dealings with himThe film called Heaven s Gate had a excellent ensemble cast with Jeff Bridges Kris Kristofferson John Hurt Christopher Walken Isabelle Hubbert and many other fine actors It was based on a dispute between land barons and immigrants in Wyoming They started shooting in April 1979 and was scheduled for a Christmas release that year uickly things started going terribly wrong starting with endless retakes and the budget began to climb and climb The director Michael Cimino had a vision that the film would be a massive epic now and he pushed it nearly four times over its planned budget Stephen Bach writes of a first screening the film is now five hours long and realizes with absolute horror that it was a terrible mess of a film Unfortunately on general release in April 1981 the critics hated it Critic of the New York Times Vincent Canby wrote Heaven s Gate fails so completely you might suspect Mr Cimino sold his soul to the devil to obtain the success of The Deer Hunter and the devil has just come around to collect The public hated it Of its 19791980 s 44 million dollar cost only 15 million was recovered at the US box office Stephen Bach and other executives were fired and it forced the famous studio started in 1919 United Artists to close down its doors foreverMy main complaint about the book is director Michael Cimino is the main villain and the author the unwitting victim In retrospect it was also the United Artists executives who were at fault for not providing strong leadership or even having the experience to rein in to a director who was clearly in over his head However it is an entertaining read and I loved reading about how Hollywood dealt with this disaster Four Stars

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READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 100 Nd producer the only person to witness the film’s evolution from beginning to end Combining wit extraordinary anecdotes and historical perspective he has produced a landmark book on Hollywood and its people and in so doing tells a story of human absurdity that would have made Chaplin pro. I think Bach the author of this overestimated the fascination non movie executives would have for business deals that movie executives make but it s certainly extremely well written and perceptive about movies What really makes this book interesting is the film that it s about I saw the full 3 hour 39 minute version of Heaven s Gate on MGM recently and so picked up the book and there s no doubt in my mind that it s a major work one of the most beautiful movies ever made It throws up the ancient uestion of do you need to care about the characters to enjoy a film I didn t remotely care about any of them but for me the 3 and a half hours flew by because the film is so alive This conundrum is articulated really well in the book Bach is fully aware of the visionary nature of the work he is sanctioning but he s also in horror at the level of indulgence reuired to produce such a singular vision and he can t find the mental euilibrium reuired to get a handle on the situation And so Cimino one of the most mysterious men in Hollywood history pursues his vision all the way There s no doubt the result is worth seeing and the book is good too


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    READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach EBOOK or KINDLE (Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists) ´ Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS “Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'” Friedrich NietzscheThis witty book was recommended to me by another fellow film buff as one of the best books on Hollywood from a studios stand point It was written by the late United Artists senior vice president Steven Bach about one of the most expensive flops in movie history It is the story of how a thirty five year old director named Michael Cimino approached United Artists an

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS A long look at the chaotic making of Heaven's Gate and the downfall of a Hollywood studio Stephen Bach's Final Cut is absorbing detailed and messy After all the downfall of United Artists is often blamed on the singular failure of Gate but as Bach's book shows there was a lot it than just thatThe book offers several points where had UA acted differently they might still be in business They range from everything from the uniue contract they

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS FINAL CUT deserves its reputation as a canonical work about the movie business Author Steven Bach was an executive at United Artists in the 70's when UA was arguably the best run studio in Hollywood TransAmerica Bank acuired UA in the late 1970's on the basis of that success but unfortunately all it took was one bad gamble to bring the whole thing down That would be director Michael Cimino's HEAVEN'S GATE project which

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    READ & DOWNLOAD á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Steven Bach Steven Bach â 0 CHARACTERS READ & DOWNLOAD Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists This is a Stephen Bach’s memoir of his last two years as a production executive at United Artists It’s not simply the tale of “Heaven’s Gate” the critical and commercial flop that eventually sank UA It’s also about the other people and projects he encountered during these years For me he spent too much on the l

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