[Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists] EBOOK


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  • Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists
  • Steven Bach
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9781557043740

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Read Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free download Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 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. Self serving first person account of a slow motion train wreck written by a studio exec whose claim to fame was devaluing the studio to the extent that King Kong Kirk Kerkorian could snap United Artists up at fire sale prices That the film in uestion is an eccentric near masterpiecereplete with stretchy pacing sound cues that are mixed inadeuately and performances pitched at varying extremes is a minor miracle HG is imminently watchable stuff and is neither a great nor even good film but it is a gorgeous white elephant of ambition Its flaws are the cracks where the circumstances of its fraught production peek through and the viewer glimpses the processes that wrought such a four hour beast Bach s book by contrast is a sober account of those processes the exigencies and economics of filmmaking and the dreams of the moneymen as hostages to the dreams of the artists Bach emerges as a sensible fellow in hindsight no doubt during production he must have appeared a combination punching bagmarshmallow so thoroughly was he roughed up by Cimino throughout casting production and editing A true survivor s story as well as a primer in career destruction and property devaluation Blame Cimino for making his film but blame United Artists for failing to know its business Cimino was punished for breaking the only two rules that matter 1 don t spend all the money and 2 don t take all the credit Bach lost his job at the top of UA and UA lost its cache under MGM The book while excellent is an artifact of the film which while misguided approaches brilliance too many times to dismiss and remains an oddball epic Please read the book to savor the bitter flavor of defeat but importantly watch the film to see the thoughtfulness beneath the murk and the scope of one man s vision A loopy and disjointed vision of a film whose flaws are as energizing as other films successes Or don t It s four hours long fergodsake Same Time Next Year president and head of worldwide The Everafter production for United Artists at the time of the filming of Heaven's Gate and apart from the director a. 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Read Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free download Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 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 Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free download Final CutArt Money and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate the Film That Sank United Artists 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. 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 latter and not enough on the former While I was mildly interested in hearing about Truman Capote drinking Tab from a champagne flute I wanted to know about the magnificent mess that became Heaven s Gate Bach does take us from the deal to Gate s disastrous theatrical release In between he tells us about the intervening events that led to UA s demise Cimino s insistence on casting the unknown French actor Isabelle Huppert as the female lead the Montana based production that went wildly over budget and schedule Cimino shot a MILLION feet of film and the four hour New York premiere that touched off a critical feeding frenzy that all but doomed the theatrical releaseI never felt that Bach adeuately explained how UA let Cimino run this project 34 million over budget only to produce a well photographed muddled mess For sure Cimino was an arrogant perfectionist No doubt he thought he was bullet proof after winning best picture and director Oscars for The Deer Hunter Bach certainly makes the case that Cimino was difficult to deal with However these things don t entirely explain how UA let Cimino get away with it


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