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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reissue edition (June 3 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399528881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399528880
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 308 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,820,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Peter Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety and Daily Variety, has been a reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has played key roles in developing and supervising such films as Rosemary’s Baby, True Grit, The Godfather, Paper Moon, and Harold and Maude. He served as vice president for production at Paramount, senior vice president at MGM, and president of Lorimar Films. He is the author of several books, including Who Killed Hollywood? and Fade Out.
Peter Guber, the founder and head of Mandalay Entertainment, has served in a variety of key executive posts, ranging from head of production at Columbia Pictures to president of Sony Entertainment. He has been associated with many award-winning and successful films, including The Deep, Midnight Express, Rain Man, Batman, and Enemy at the Gates. He has been a faculty member at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television for more than twenty years, where he established and teaches, with Peter Bart, a graduate course in the Independent Film and Television Producers program.

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I enjoyed reading "Shoot Out". It is filled with behind the scenes stories of how movies were made. This is really how the business of movies really happens.
If you are learning to be an actor or a director or screenwriter, and want to know what happens when you hit "the big time" - this book will give you lots of examples. Amazing stories about famous stars, the movies, deals and the biz.
Well-written and easy to understand. I learned alot about everything that happens before a movie hits the big screen.
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HASH(0xa7588420) out of 5 stars A Very Interesting Hollywood Book June 30 2004
By Donna Grayson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed reading "Shoot Out". It is filled with behind the scenes stories of how movies were made. This is really how the business of movies really happens.
If you are learning to be an actor or a director or screenwriter, and want to know what happens when you hit "the big time" - this book will give you lots of examples. Amazing stories about famous stars, the movies, deals and the biz.
Well-written and easy to understand. I learned alot about everything that happens before a movie hits the big screen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa749324c) out of 5 stars Informative Read About the Nuts and Bolts of the Industry July 28 2013
By Stacy Helton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The problem with SHOOT OUT isn't anything fixable; it's just dated. And once again, I feel I know more about the early 1970s at Paramount Pictures than I do about what I had for breakfast after the Robert Evans bio and Bart's INFAMOUS PLAYERS. SHOOT OUT is a book about the movie industry, with chapter-by-chapter examinations of the director, writer, agent, marketer and star machinery. If you are curious about the business side of movie making than this is a great primer, but as it is eleven years old so much of the book is no longer applicable. This was a book written before Facebook, Twitter and the hunt for the next series (POTTER, TWILIGHT, HUNGER GAMES etc). Of course, any book written today would be dated fairly quickly as well. At a recent conference at the USC School of Cinematic Arts George Lucas and Steven Spielberg opined on the future of movies: "There's eventually going to be a big meltdown," Spielberg said. "There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen of these mega-budgeted movies go crashing into the ground and that's going to change the paradigm again." Following that, Lucas explained, "You're going to end up with fewer theaters, bigger theaters with a lot of nice things. Going to the movies will cost 50 bucks or 100 or 150 bucks, like what Broadway costs today, or a football game. It'll be an expensive thing... [The movies] will sit in the theaters for a year, like a Broadway show does. That will be called the 'movie' business." With these ominous notes the movie business could change, and where does VOD and Streaming fit in. That being said, Bart and Guber make some excellent points in their examination of the movie business at the turn of the century, with fun anecdotes about THE GODFATHER, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, LOVE STORY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, HAROLD AND MAUDE, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM and a host of other films, as well as some, such as Jack Nicholson in ROAD SHOW that never got made; not to mention yet another go around at HEAVEN'S GATE. The players change so frequently in the entertainment business that it's hard to stay abreast, but if you are looking for a nuts and bolts read about the industry you could do worse than these knowledgeable scribes.
HASH(0xa7464894) out of 5 stars It would have been much better to have each write his own book July 1 2015
By olingerstories - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Bart and Peter Buber, two long time Hollywood insiders, combine to tell their stories of what really goes on behind the scenes in Tinseltown. Many of the tales have appeared elsewhere, but it is interesting and there are some nuggets. The downside is the concept that the two go back and forth with their separate stories. It would have been much better to have each write his own book. It is curious why that wasn't done.
HASH(0xa746487c) out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7 2016
By Alice M. Elrod - Published on Amazon.com
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