In Caddyshack:The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been, and a rich portrait of the biggest, and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it . . . which is nice.
“The book about the movie is better than the movie . . . an astute and lively study of '70s comedy that zeroes in on a film considered a failure upon its 1980 release . . . a sterling example of how to construct the story behind the story . . . Caddyshack fans will delight in the book's on-set details, including the technical challenges posed by that animatronic gopher. For the rest of us, this is ground-level look at the birth of a scene.”—Dallas Morning News
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