On spec rushfield richard. On Spec: A Novel of Young Hollywood by Richard Rushfield 2019-01-25

On spec rushfield richard Rating: 8,8/10 923 reviews

On Spec

on spec rushfield richard

Contributor to periodicals, including Vanity Fair and Details. While fictional, the book is very critical of the Hollywood lifestyle and especially the film business. On Spec follows the paths of six Hollywood hopefuls--a screenwriter, an agent, a development girl, an actress, a studio chef, and an aspiring producer--as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life on the hollwood fast track. After On Spec was published, Rushfield discussed the issue with Trisha Kirk, a writer for 's Daily Bruin. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated.

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Fiction Book Review: On Spec by Richard Rushfield, Author St. Martin's Press $21.95 (192p) ISBN 978

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Washington Post Book World, April 2, 2000, Jay A. A writer for Vanity Fair and Details, Rushfield employs a scathing cynicism that spares no one, and while his swift and humorous trip behind the Hollywood facade may not be shocking, it's certainly entertaining. Sawyer, arguably most successful English-language magazine in the field. A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. On Spec follows the paths of six Hollywood hopefuls--a screenwriter, an agent, a development girl, an actress, a studio chef, and an aspiring producer--as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life on the hollwood fast track.

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ON SPEC

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The characters' mis-speech, if you will, with the ample sampling of late-'90s American slang, is delivered and enjoyed. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. Stu Bluminvitz, an aspiring screenwriter who lives with his parents, has big dreams for his project and future, but has a lot to learn about the role of writers in Hollywood--specifically, that they're at the bottom of the food chain. However, by the time the film actually makes it into theaters, it has been altered into a high-budget thriller about a couple of international jewel thieves who have a pet dinosaur. Rushfield's book is not much longer than a script, and it is structured as entries from the diaries, letters and memos of six characters -- a D-girl, an agent, a writer, a studio head, a producer and a bimbo.

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The book follows the paths of five Hollywood hopefuls as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life in Hollywood. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spec is a parody of modern life, where winner takes all and the losers are tossed to the wayside without a second thought. Bluminvitz, a recent graduate of Reed College, lives with his parents in Hollywood. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spe A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. Numerous literary critics lauded Rushfield's unabashed account of the Hollywood process.

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on spec rushfield richard

But this is only to point out how deliciously fun the play of language is, no avant ways needed. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spec is a parody of modern life, where winner takes all and the losers are tossed to the wayside without a second thought. The dustjacket is As New. In short, a hilarious story structured in the journal entries, and one series of Dictaphone tirades, of the ensemble. Worthington,'' and if she dreams of using an Ivy League degree to become a development girl on the way to producing films, read this first. A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. The plot follows the script as it circulates between an agent, a producer, and a studio head, who decide to make it into a movie.

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On Spec

on spec rushfield richard

And one wonders about the myriad typos -- are they deliberate malapropisms of the characters, or not? At the time, there was no paying market for English speculative fiction in Canada On Spec is Canada's longest-running, and according to author Robert J. No labored carving of sentences et maximes to please Flaubert fans here. On Spec follows the paths of six Hollywood hopefuls--a screenwriter, an agent, a development girl, an actress, a studio chef, and an aspiring producer--as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life on the hollwood fast track. Entertainment Weekly, May 12, 2000, Clarissa Cruz, review of On Spec, p. But this is only to point out how deliciously fun the play of language is, no avant ways needed.

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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost by Richard Rushfield

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Rushfield, who writes the ''Intelligence Report'' column in Vanity Fair and is a partner in Agent X, a trend-spotting company, has complete command of his intricate plot, in which tinsel rises to the top. Office—9056 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spec is a parody of modern life, where winner takes all and the losers are tossed to the wayside without a second thought. Bookseller: , South Carolina, United States. A former field organizer for U. Ultimately the film is an unsuccessful bomb, a fact the studio's power players blame on the poor script and its writer. And one wonders about the myriad typos -- are they deliberate malapropisms of the characters, or not? Vanity Fair contributing editor Rushfield On Spec: A Novel of Young Hollywood, 2000 recounts his years at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.

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Fiction Book Review: On Spec by Richard Rushfield, Author St. Martin's Press $21.95 (192p) ISBN 978

on spec rushfield richard

The story begins, as all such tales do, with a high-concept film proposal. A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. The players include aspiring producer Eric Whitfield, a talented party host who knows how to find the best cigars, drugs and lap-dancers; aspiring super-agent Todd Hirtley, a paranoid master of image control; aspiring studio executive Deana Cohen, who vows never to forget the little people; and aspiring actress Chelsea Starlot, a sexy Midwestern transplant who teeters between cocaine-induced mania and Scientological serenity. He gets all the band names and pop-culture references right, but offers little perspective on the shallowness of his younger self and his acquaintances. The spine may show signs of wear. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, On Spec was founded in 1989 by a small group of Edmonton writers who joined together to form The Copper Pig Writers Society. This is the author's first novel.

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