Based on the Movie

A Novel
 
 
Atria Books (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 5. August 2008
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  • 272 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4165-7953-3 (ISBN)
 
It's been nine months since Bobby Conlon's wife dumped him for a hot young film director and he's doing great. Okay, so he occasionally

breaks into Natalie's apartment and sobs along to her old Carole King records, but that's only when he's out of meds. He's better now. One hundred percent. And to prove it, he's throwing out that year-old Christmas tree decorated with five hundred empty Vicodin bottles and flying to Texas to work on a movie starring Ralph the Swimming Pig.

But once in Texas, Bobby realizes he's signed on to the most dysfunctional movie ever. The director can't direct, the pig catches pneumonia, and just when things can't get any worse, Natalie and her boyfriend are hired to take over the movie. Suddenly, Bobby's personal and professional lives collide, and no matter which way he turns, fresh disasters await. Still, in spite of everything, Bobby clings to the hope that a happy ending might still be possible. This is the movie business, right?

Based on the Movie is a laugh-out-loud look at what actually happens on a film location, told from the perspective of the hardworking -- and long-suffering -- men and women behind the scenes. As real life meets reel life, prepare to be captivated by one of the most entertaining reads of the season.

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978-1-4165-7953-3 (9781416579533)
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Billy Taylor
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Chapter 1: Dolly Grip
  • Chapter 2: The Phases and Stages of Cinematic Adultery
  • Chapter 3: Moose on the Loose
  • Chapter 4: Grips and Agents
  • Chapter 5: Oh, Tannenbaum
  • Chapter 6: Roadkill
  • Chapter 7: Holiday Greetings
  • Chapter 8: A Having
  • Chapter 9: Sex Rodeo
  • Chapter 10: Sayles Girl
  • Chapter 11: Frick and Frack
  • Chapter 12: Dailies
  • Chapter 13: Slime
  • Chapter 14: Peter and Polly World
  • Chapter 15: Black and Blue Thongs
  • Chapter 16: Family Values
  • Chapter 17: Screwed
  • Chapter 18: Playing House
  • Chapter 19: Captain Bingo
  • Chapter 20: The Killer Instinct
  • Chapter 21: Whores, All Shapes and Sizes
  • Chapter 22: Compression
  • Chapter 23: Backseat Director
  • Chapter 24: Aquarena Springs
  • Chapter 25: Hell to Pay
  • Chapter 26: Directing 101
  • Chapter 27: Divorce, Party of Two
  • Chapter 28: Pit Bullshit
  • Chapter 29: Shit Kicker
  • Chapter 30: Pig Fest
  • Chapter 31: Spousal Abuse
  • Chapter 32: The Battle for Aquarena Springs
  • Chapter 33: Agony
  • Chapter 34: Peter and Polly World, Part II
  • Chapter 35: The Auteur Theory of Failure
  • Chapter 36: Showdown
  • Chapter 37: What I Really Want to Do.
  • Chapter 38: Location Scout
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author

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