Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes Hollywood

Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes Hollywood

by Julie Salamon


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When film director Brian De Palma invited author Julie Salamon to follow him on the set of The Bonfire of the Vanities, he had no idea that the $50-million movie would become one of Hollywood's biggest flops.

The Devil's Candy is the juicy, best-selling expose that sent Hollywood honchos running for cover. Who was responsible for the last-minute casting change that cost $4 million? Who knew that Melanie Griffith would show up halfway through the filming with a new set of breasts? Settle down in your front-row seat for a story that has more drama, hilarity, greed, folly, and ego than the movie that eventually ended up on the screen. Expertly reported and elegantly written, The Devil's Candy is a classic insider's look at the movie business and irresistible fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517124918
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/1994
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Playersix
Part IPreproduction
1.The Devil's Candy3
2.Great, Great, Great19
3.Head Bangers39
4.The Magic Hour64
5.On Medicis, X-rays, and Bloody Fruit Flies91
6.The War Zone107
Part IIThe New York Shoot
7.Forty Million Dollars of Transformation125
8.Silly Season in the Bronx141
9.Demented Optimism165
10.Wire Without a Net194
Part IIIThe Los Angeles Shoot
11.Hollywood Way229
12.Leading Ladies257
13.Nickel and Diming289
Part IVPostproduction
14."This Is the Best Movie We Ever Made"321
15.It's in Your Bones353
17."You've Got to Be a Genius to Make a Movie This Bad"401
Author's Note421

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