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Picture by Lillian Ross

Picture

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Picture by Lillian Ross
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Apr 30, 2019 | 272 Pages
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“Ross, in her reporting, does what novelists of the first order do in their fiction: she brings abstractions to life, she catches and depicts the passions that motivate people to reach high, to plot deftly, to compromise, to take foolish risks or hedge their bets. Yet, no less than in her exemplary Profile of Hemingway, Ross also explores the inner life of an artist, in an attempt to illuminate the mysteries of the art itself.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Here is probably the most authentic documentation ever done on the making of a Hollywood motion picture and it is presented with such brilliance, fidelity to detail, and characterization that it reads like an exciting novel.” —Chicago Tribune

Picture presents Hollywood’s more heroic attitudes as well as its more foolish and familiar ones. Never blind to Hollywood’s persistent creative effort, it is sharply observant of the business mechanism that blunts the points of some of the industry’s sharper talents. It plays back with an unfailing ear some of the wise things that are said in that keyed-up, pent-up industrial town, as well as the wise-cracking, the bathetic and banal.” —Budd Schulberg, The New York Times 

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