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By Art Linson

As a Hollywood movie manufacturer, artwork Linson has had a hand in generating the most unforgettable movies of the final part century-- Fast instances at Ridgemont excessive, The Untouchables, struggle Club --and has labored with a few of America’s best actors and administrators. Dubbed by means of the Los Angeles Times “a breezy anatomy of formality humiliation,” artwork Linson’s Hollywood memoir What simply Happened? offers us a brutally sincere, humorous, and accomplished journey throughout the horrors of Hollywood. To be published in 2008 as a characteristic movie starring Robert De Niro and that includes appearances from Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, and John Turturro, between others, Grove Press’s reissue of Linson’s hysterical memoir will contain a brand new foreword, the film’s script, and several other black-and-white photographs from the movie.

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Unfortunately, this all happened in the first five minutes. We hadn't even ordered yet and I was ready to call for the check. It's an old maxim in Hollywood: Take yes for an answer and quickly leave the room. ' 'Did I already tell you how much I love your work? . ' The only wrinkle for me — and at the time I did not give it much importance - was that Alec kept avoiding eye contact with Tamahori, who was, after all, the director. Even though we were reduced to banal hiccups, it seemed at times as if Alec was pretending that Lee was at another table.

After all, when you get 'chosen,' you contract the same virus that everyone else gets in Hollywood when presented with some power. You think you know. Before the marketplace gets the chance to punish you, really punish you, you actually believe you're onto something. You know what works. You were born with it. Within a short time, however, you're hopelessly bedridden, just praying that one of the giant directors will come along and revive Planet of the Apes 4 or Star Wars 6 or Terminator 3 and save your sorry ass.

You think you know. Before the marketplace gets the chance to punish you, really punish you, you actually believe you're onto something. You know what works. You were born with it. Within a short time, however, you're hopelessly bedridden, just praying that one of the giant directors will come along and revive Planet of the Apes 4 or Star Wars 6 or Terminator 3 and save your sorry ass. If that doesn't work, you're on the phone with Robin Williams's agent be gging him to get Robin to put the multiflowered dress back on and play an older woman one more time.

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