The Big Show
High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy AwardsBook - 2005
A look at the machinations behind everyone's favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking. The Oscars breed their own peculiar mania and a billion people worldwide are alleged to watch the broadcast every year. Love it or loathe it, the Oscars are an irresistible spectacle: a gaudy, glitzy, momentous, and foolish window into the unholy alliance of art and commerce that is the film industry. This book is a chronicle of the past fifteen years of the Academy Awards, the most tumultuous decade in Oscar's 76-year history, offering an unguarded, behind-the-scenes glimpse of this singular event, along with remarkable insight into how the Oscars reflect the high-stakes politics of Hollywood, our obsession with celebrities (not to mention celebrities' obsession with themselves), and the cinematic state of the union.
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2005.
Characteristics: vi, 423 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.