The Men Who Would Be King

The Men Who Would Be King

An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and A Company Called Dreamworks

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The cinematic saga of DreamWorks where three Hollywood legends -- alternately friends and rivals, brilliant and savage – created a studio which proved that in Hollywood business is always a grand performance.


For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus—created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King—an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte,who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened.

Readers will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte’s fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood’s bizarre rules of business.We see the clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg’s troops and Katzenberg’s warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan.We watch as the studio burns through billions, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers.We see Geffen seducing investors likeMicrosoft’s Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA’s Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is Hollywood, up close, glamorous, and gritty.



Baker & Taylor
LaPorte goes behind the hype to reveal how Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg joined forces to create DreamWorks.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the story and influence of DreamWorks studio, sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the contributions of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg while describing the financial deals and movie-making practices that transformed the industry.
Traces the story and influence of DreamWorks studio, sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the contributions of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg while describing the financial deals and movie-making practices that transformed the industry.

Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
ISBN: 9780547134703
0547134703
Branch Call Number: 384.80979 LAP
Characteristics: xix, 491 p. ;,24 cm.

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