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My Movie Business : A Memoir
My Movie Business A Memoir
Author: John Irving
John Irving's memoir begins with his account of the distinguished career and medical writings of the novelist's grandfather Dr. Frederick C. Irving, a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist, and includes Mr. Irving's incisive history of abortion politics in the United States. But My Movie Business focuses primarily on the thirteen years J...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375503689
ISBN-10: 0375503684
Publication Date: 11/2/1999
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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karenbfromtennessee avatar reviewed My Movie Business : A Memoir on + 7 more book reviews
Describes the angst a writer goes through when converting a book to a screenplay. FASCINATING!
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Readers who are fans of John Irving's, like I am, will most likely enjoy this memoir about how bizarre the movie industry is and all the obstacles that prevent a book from being made into a movie. It is well-written, if tedious at times, but overall rather fascinating in the details of how Irving transformed his substantial book The Cider House Rules into a less substantial screenplay.


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