Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops

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Wiley, Jan 11, 2006 - Performing Arts - 368 pages
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A longtime industry insider and acclaimed Hollywood historian goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of 15 of the most spectacular movie megaflops of the past 50 years, such as Cleopatra, The Cotton Club, and Waterworld. He recounts, in every gory detail, how enormous hubris, unbridled ambition, artistic hauteur, and bad business sense on the parts of Tinsel Town wheeler-dealers and superstars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, and Francis Ford Coppola, conspired to engender some of the worst films ever.

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User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

This book taught me that not only do I enjoy watching bad movies, I also get a sick thrill from reading about Hollywood flops -- all that money, wasted! This book chronicles a number of ill-fated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sheryl Croix - Goodreads

This book details the backgrounds and causes of some of the major misfires of Hollywood between 1963 (Cleopatra) to 2001 (Town & Country). It is amazing to see the size of the numbers being tossed ... Read full review


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James Robert Parish is a former entertainment reporter and publicist and the author of numerous books on Hollywood. He appears frequently as an expert on network and cable television documentaries like A&E's Biography and E! Television's True Hollywood Stories.

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