Sunday, September 9, 2012

"All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them" by Anne M. Strick Book Review

Self-Help / NonFiction
Title: All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them
Author - Anne M. Strick

Date to be Published: June 18, 2012



My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you are looking for an informative book about the Hollywood job scene, this is a book you will want to check out.  Anne Strick shares interviews with real people in the Hollywood industry, and they share the insider secrets as well as interesting stories from their career.

While  I am not looking to get into the Hollywood industry any time soon, I have to say that I learned about some of the lesser-known job titles in this alluring job market.  I have watched the credits in movies several times and marveled at the different job titles.  While I could not rattle the names of the industry titles off to you, I think I at least have a better idea of all the work that goes on behind the scenes in movies.

No sex scenes, and only one profane word, so the book is essentially clean.  I don't know the newer movies, so I probably wasn't as enthralled as I could have been as I read the stories.  I would have loved to have heard more from some of the people who were there in the 1950's and 1960's, but that is just me.  I'm an old-time movie buff, so the new movies I know often in name only.

The author shared some pertinent websites and information in the back of the book for those serious about getting into this industry.  And she herself has first-hand knowledge since she broke into the movie business.  She is preparing a sequel to the book, so be sure to look out for it!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

 Anne M.Strick has spent over twenty years in the movie industry. She has worked for Universal, Warners, Paramount and EMI, as a Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director,  and  with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Sting and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others.  She has published theater reviews, articles in Parents Magazine , Frontier and The Nation, and six books: two novels, two self-help books, one memoir (a best-seller in Italy); and a non-fiction, scholarly critique of our adversary trial system. (”remarkable”) . Born in Philadelphia, and educated at Bennington College and UCLA, she lives in Los Angeles.



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