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    • The Gross

    • The Hits, the Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood
    • By: Peter Bart
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When movies cost hundreds of millions to make and market, the magnitude of the wagers is astonishing. Vast riches rain down on those who gamble wisely, and careers are made and lost in one weekend. But never is this box-office race more feverish than during the summer blockbuster season, when the studios roll out their most expensive, effects-laden pictures in a feverish race to win the box-office derby. Peter Bart here brings us a marvelously entertaining behind-the-scenes portrait of moviemaking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic Peter Bart

    • By DS on 02-15-13
    • The Hits, the Flops: The Summer That Ate Hollywood
    • By: Peter Bart
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Shoot Out

    • Surviving Fame and (Mis)Fortune in Hollywood
    • By: Peter Bart, Peter Guber
    • Narrated by: Peter Bart, Peter Guber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    For film buffs, aspiring filmmakers, students, and anyone else intrigued by the inner workings of Hollywood, this is the quintessential take on the how, who, what, and why of the film business.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen...

    • By Samurai Ken on 02-23-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Who Killed Hollywood?

    • And Put the Tarnish on Tinseltown
    • By: Peter Bart
    • Narrated by: Edward Lewis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this passionate love-hate letter to the film industry, Peter Bart pulls together his best columns from Variety and GQ, outlining in detail the history and inner workings of Hollywood. In story after story, Bart shows how the major studios have diverted their energies away from production of the shrewdly crafted pictures that once made the industry powerful.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an explanation of why Hollywood has become boring

    • By DS on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $23.07