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The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco

The Devil's Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco

Julie Salamon

ISBN: 9780306811234

This behind-the-scenes account of how the film version of Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities" turned into the Hollywood disaster of the 1980s is updated with a new Afterword by the author.

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When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book "The Bonfire of the Vanities," both director and journalist must have felt like they were on to something big. How could it lose? But instead Salamon got a front-row seat at the Hollywood disaster of the decade. She shadowed the film from its early stages through the last of the eviscerating reviews, and met everyone from the actors to the technicians to the studio executives. They'd all signed on for a blockbuster, but there was a sense of impending doom from the start--heart-of-gold characters replaced Wolfe's satiric creations; affable Tom Hanks was cast as the patrician heel; Melanie Griffith appeared mid-shoot with new, bigger breasts. This riveting insider's portrait provides a timeless account of an industry where art, talent, ego, and money combine and clash on a monumental scale.
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