The devil's candy: The bonfire of the vanities goes to Hollywood

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Houghton Mifflin, Nov 1, 1991 - Performing Arts - 434 pages
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On the set of Warner Brothers' Bonfire of the Vanities, Salamon followed director Brian de Palma as he cast the major parts, orchestrated the shooting, and oversaw the editing while dealing with giant egos. Salamon shows how a big-budget movie really gets made and explains why Bonfire failed miserably at the box office.

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THE DEVIL'S CANDY: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood

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Engaging, in-depth study of how Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities was transferred from megahit book to megaflop movie; by the film critic of The Wall Street Journal, novelist of White Lies (1987 ... Read full review

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Salamon, film critic for The Wall Street Journal , was given seemingly unlimited and early entree to the production of Brian De Palma's film version of Tom Wolfe's novel The Bonfire of the Vanities ... Read full review


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Julie Salamon was a film critic and a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for sixteen years and was recently appointed as a television critic for The New York Times. She is the author of The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood, White Lies, The Net of Dreams, and the New York Times bestseller The Christmas Tree.

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