The Devils Candy
TITLE: The Devils Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood
AUTHOR: Julie Salamon
FORMAT: PDF ePub
SYNOPSIS: When Brian De Palma agreed to allow Julie Salamon unlimited access to the film production of Tom Wolfes best-selling book The Bonfire of the Vanities, both director and journalist must have felt like they were on to something big. How could it lose? But instead Salamon got a front-row seat at the Hollywood disaster of the decade. She shadowed the film from its early stages through the last of the eviscerating reviews, and met everyone from the actors to the technicians to the studio executives. Theyd all signed on for a blockbuster, but there was a sense of impending doom from the startheart-of-gold characters replaced Wolfes satiric creations; affable Tom Hanks was cast as the patrician heel; Melanie Griffith appeared mid-shoot with new, bigger breasts. This riveting insiders portrait provides a timeless account of an industry where art, talent, ego, and money combine and clash on a monumental scale.