The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

Art Buchwald vs. Paramount Studios

Read any good books lately?

Moderators: Sue Sue Applegate, movieman1957, moira finnie, Lzcutter

filmlover
Posts: 76
Joined: April 18th, 2007, 8:57 pm

Art Buchwald vs. Paramount Studios

Postby filmlover » April 25th, 2007, 12:14 pm

"Fatal Subtraction" by Pierce O'Donnell and Dennis McDougal is a truly fascinating look at the case that columnist and humorist Art Buchwald brought against Paramount for "borrowing" an idea of his that became "Coming to America", one of the studio's major hits. It truly exposes studio accounting and how a film that made hundreds of millions of dollars could be said to have never made a cent.

User avatar
Sue Sue Applegate
Administrator
Posts: 3312
Joined: April 14th, 2007, 8:47 pm
Location: Texas

RE:

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » April 25th, 2007, 9:49 pm

Thanks for the three book recommendations, cinemalover. I will have to make time to read all three you've recommended.
Blog: http://suesueapplegate.wordpress.com/
Twitter:@suesueapplegate
TCM Message Boards: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/ ... ue-sue-ii/
Sue Sue : https://www.facebook.com/groups/611323215621862/
Thelma Ritter: Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker, University Press of Mississippi-2018
Avatar: Ginger Rogers, The Major and The Minor


Return to “Classic Film Literature”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest