The Devil's Guide to Hollywood

The Screenwriter as God!

Joe Eszterhas

St. Martin's Griffin

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“There’s just one hunk of funny anecdote after another, quotes from everyone who ever mattered in the movie biz, and the thing is jam-packed with screenwriterly advice.  Plus it’s hilariously funny, ribald, sexy and brilliant.”—Liz Smith
 
In The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood, bestselling author and legendary bad-boy screenwriter Joe Eszterhas tells everything he knows about the industry, its players and screenwriting itself—from the first blank sheet of paper in the Olivetti to the size of the credit on the one-sheet.
 
Often practical and always entertaining, The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood distills everything one of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters knows about the business, from writing advice to negotiation tricks, from the wisdom of past players to the feuds of current ones.  Eszterhas has selected his personal pantheon of the most loved and loathed players in the business and treats the reader to a treasure trove of stories, quotes and wisdom from those luminaries, who include William Goldman (loathes) and Zsa Zsa Gabor (loves).
 
The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood could only have been written by someone who loves the business as much as Eszterhas does—but who also has its number.
 
“Eszterhas delivers a dishy, catty mix of reminiscences and Hollywood trivia…his forte is skewering sycophants and phonies in this opinionated showcase of the underside of Hollywood life.”—Publishers Weekly
 
 

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Joe Eszterhas

Joe Eszterhas has written fifteen films which have made more than a billion dollars at the box office. Among them are Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, Flashdance, Showgirls, Betrayed, Music Box and F.I.S.T. He is the author of the recent New York Times bestsellers AMERICAN RHAPSODY and HOLLYWOOD ANIMAL. In 1975, his second book, CHARLIE SIMPSON’S APOCALYPSE, was nominated for the National Book Award. He was a senior editor at Rolling Stone from 1971 to 1975. He lives with his wife, Naomi, and their four sons in Bainbridge Township, Ohio.

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The Devil's Guide to Hollywood
The Screenwriter as God!
Joe Eszterhas

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312373849
ISBN10: 0312373848
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
$22.99

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St. Martin's Press
September 2013
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ISBN: 9781466852419
ISBN10: 1466852410
416 pages
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