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The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®

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  • Title: The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®
  • Author: Steve Pond Autonin Kratoehvil Art Streiber Lara Jo Regan David Striek
  • ISBN: 9780571211906
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback

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The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®

[PDF] The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards® | by ↠ Steve Pond Autonin Kratoehvil Art Streiber Lara Jo Regan David Striek [PDF] The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards® | by ↠ Steve Pond Autonin Kratoehvil Art Streiber Lara Jo Regan David Striek - The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®, The Big Show High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards An entertaining fly on the wall look at everyone s favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking Love it or loathe it the Oscars are an irresistible spectacle a glo The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®

  • [PDF] The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards® | by ↠ Steve Pond Autonin Kratoehvil Art Streiber Lara Jo Regan David Striek
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The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards®

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  1. I love old movies I love new movies I love the background and insider stories of the iconic stars of old movies, most of whom were at the peak of their careers before I was born However, for some reason I ve always been ambivalent to the back stories of current movies.Having read The Big Show, I know why Going by Steve Pond s observations, if you take the big screen away from these people, they re about as interesting as listening to my Aunt Angelina discuss the details of her gall bladder exam [...]


  2. I would have quit this one on page 70, but was on a trip with nothing else to read The book is a look at Academy Awards broadcasts from the early nineties into the 2000s It is mostly a catalogue of bad behavior by film people, behavior that makes the eventual success of each broadcast a miracle If you enjoy gossip about people being jerks, enjoy this book If you tire of one vainglorious episode after another, skip this one It is intended for a general readership, and so will be of real but limit [...]


  3. Steve Pond must have been invisible to get all this gossip Unless you know or remember much about the Oscars in the 90s, though, you may not care.


  4. Extremely enjoyable and interesting and what goes on behind the scenes is fascinating Removes a lot of the glamour by doing so but humanises Hollywood.


  5. The Big Show is exactly the kind of book you d expect from a leading movie magazine journalist who d been given an all access backstage pass to the Academy Awards ceremony for eleven years It s an inside look at an event most of us only see the outside of, but a carefully managed one The backstage personnel come across as so uniformly competent, dedicated, and funny that they begin to feel like characters from Singin in the Rain or Argo Anecdotes about the stars never cut too close to the bone o [...]


  6. The Big Show High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards by Steve Pond 2005 is an excellent treatise of the former 11 year period 1994 2004 of the Academy Awards In his book, he gives the reader an informative, comprehensive introduction to the planning, production, and backstage intrigue of the Oscars Not only giving a behind the scenes look at this spectacular event, Pond delivers astonishing insight into how the Oscars portray the high stake politics of Hollywood He is very [...]


  7. A much better book than the reviews here indicate There may be something frivolous to the Academy Awards, but Miramax in the mid 1990s figured a way to game the contest and has reaped countless millions by exploiting awards season That s one of the recurring themes of the book, along with the producers uneasy efforts at putting Best Song nominees performances on when most viewers wish they could skip past them.If criticism of the book is that it s a bit breathless and dishy, at least the dish wa [...]


  8. This isn t a salacious muckraker, thankfully although that might ve been interesting for some Rather, it deals with the behind the scenes production headaches and thrills of the biggest live televised stage show in the world Touches on the star personalities involved eg Steve Martin low maintenance, Russell Crowe a jerk but or less told from the producers perspective of getting all the pieces together, directing the chaos on the night, and dealing with the post mortem fall out Some bits are bo [...]


  9. I m a huge Hollywood fan and I ve been watching the Academy Awards since I was literally six years old I love the fashion and seeing who takes home gold So, it was only natural that I picked up this book, that tells behind the scene stories I found the book extremely interesting and even laughed a few times Steve Pond, the author, was actually working behind the scenes during the show and was able to overhear some interesting conversations between major stars The only thing I disliked about the [...]


  10. I read this recently over the awards season Every year I take on the massive task of watching every film nominated for an Oscar in all categories and I was interested in knowing a bit about the politics behind nominations, the culture or beginnings of Oscar campaigning and what goes in to producing the show This book finishes in the year that Lord of the Rings won everything which was before I started my yearly challenge so it was kind of good to get a bit of background It was very episodic, ea [...]


  11. Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with movies particularly those generally nominated for Oscars I like my movies dark, dramatic, and thought provoking That being said, I am also addicted to awards season the Oscars being one of my favorite nights of the year This book goes behind the scenes of The Big Show, and is a must read for any movie lover.


  12. This was a fascinating fly on the wall view of the Academy Awards broadcast, starting about a year in advance The producers are under enormous pressure to keep the show to about 3 hours, and a large clock runs backstage to keep track of time to the second Fun stories of live snafus, and celebrities acting like jerks I really enjoyed this book, but perhaps only a real film nut would.


  13. Entertaining and interesting back story for the Academy Awards shows, as observed by journalist Steve Pond Meticulous planning and details go into this annual multi hour extravaganza The best chapters were about the individual shows Probably not news that the celebrities are rather egomaniacal, smoke like chimneys, and can be just as star struck as the average Joe.


  14. Pond, who was a writer at Premier magazine, was granted access to the production staff during the planning, rehearsals, and broadcast of 11 consecutive Academy Awards ceremonies beginning in 1994 This book is full of anecdotes about the famous There are lots of high times, not so many dirty dealings.


  15. Interesting play by play of the last decade or so of Oscar ceremonies The book came out in 2005, so unfortunately we don t get to see the Hugh Jackman James Franco shows Dry in places, but Bruce Vilanch gets in a few good zingers.


  16. Interesting book about the history of the Academy Awards, what goes into putting the show on each year, famous moments, etc If you watch the Academy Awards like I do, you will find this book interesting.


  17. As someone who s worked on several of the Oscars mentioned in the book, I enjoyed reading someone else s take on the behind the scenes goings ons, politics, and dramas that go on when producing the Oscars.


  18. Backstage at the Oscars can t really be this boring can it I finished it, but I was really mostly skimming after the first three chapters.



  19. Interesting look at what goes on behind the Academy Awards each year It gives some history of the show, but it mainly covers the past 15 years or so Very interesting stuff.


  20. Delightful This is a thick book, but it moves pretty quickly and there are quite a few pictures If you re interested in celebrity culture, you ll enjoy this.



  21. What an utter waste of time The backstage gossip is so inconsequential that by the time I got to the end of the book I was relieved.


  22. Interesting look behind the scenes of the Academy Awards I don t watch them, but am intrigued by the process.





  23. Much like the show it covers, the book has some interesting and fun moments, but often takes itself seriously than it should and is far too long.


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