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The Men Who Would Be King

Monday, May 03, 2010

Variety reporter Nicole LaPorte, gives an insider’s account of the creation of Hollywood’s DreamWorks studio. In The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks she reveals Hollywood’s bizarre business rules, describes the clashes between Spielberg’s and Katzenberg’s, the disasters Oscar-winning triumphs.

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Comments [3]

Mike C. from Tribeca

Speaking of the mother in Saving Private Ryan. The actress was Kathleen Byron, who was so good in Powell-Pressburger's Black Narcissus, among many other films and TV shows. She passed away just a month or two ago.

May. 03 2010 01:50 PM
Larry from Newark

Can you ask her about the coincidences with their projects and Disney? Antz came out a few months before Bugs, Road to Eldorado came out around the same time as Emperor's New Groove, Madagascar was very similar to Disney's In the Wild."

May. 03 2010 01:40 PM
Sally B from UES

Is there some irony in the fact Disney will now be distributing Dreamworks films? In films like Shrek, Dreamworks have lampooned Disney repeatedly with caricatures of John Lasseter and Michael Eisner.

May. 03 2010 01:28 PM

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