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The Way Hollywood Tells It
He challenges many common assumptions of how films are getting worse. A Space OdysseyFull Metal Jacketand others, has always been depicted by the media as the Howard Hughes of filmmakers, a weird artist obsessed with his work and privacy to the point of madness.
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The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies
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The Way Hollywood Tells It: Story and Style in Modern Movies by David Bordwell
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