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Moviola ❮Reading❯ ➸ Moviola Author Garson Kanin – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk You think you heard the Hollywood story The gossip, the scandals, the dreams and the deals, the shoestring beginnings and the crazy golden days Forget it You heard nothing Unless you heard it from Far You think you heard the Hollywood story The gossip, the scandals, the dreams and the deals, the shoestring beginnings and the crazy golden days Forget it You heard nothing Unless you heard it from Farber BJ Farber was there with them all from the start with Edison right up to today He saw it He lived it he made a lot of it happen Wait til you hear.


About the Author: Garson Kanin

Garson Kanin was an American actor, director and writer, working both on stage and screen He was married to Ruth Gordon, with whom he wrote several screenplays.



10 thoughts on “Moviola

  1. Asghar Abbas Asghar Abbas says:

    Thomas Edison invented the movie camera and through his malice drove the early filmmakers to Hollywood And the English scientist Robert Hooke should becelebrated A forgotten hero really After all, he discovered cells in 1665.But really, this book was fun and informative.


  2. Scott Paine Scott Paine says:

    Entertaining and also intriguing at times Kanin veers sometimes precariously between first and third person narrative and there seem to be a few narrators, including the writer , a character he often talks to and the omniscient narrator but this allows for many entirely imagined scenes and character insights, through a peek on the set of Flesh and the Devil with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, for example.Please give this a read if you re interested in the beginnings of the movie industry in Entertaining and also intriguing at times Kanin veers sometimes precariously between first and third person narrative and there seem to be a few narrators, including the writer , a character he often talks to and the omniscient narrator but this allows for many entirely imagined scenes and character insights, through a peek on the set of Flesh and the Devil with Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, for example.Please give this a read if you re interested in the beginnings of the movie industry in America, Greta Garbo, Gone With The Wind the movie and Marilyn Monroe Many other famous names and scandals make an appearance, too


  3. Samantha Glasser Samantha Glasser says:

    Moviola is a story about a movie mogul who immigrated and started a shop which he soon turned into a small Nickolodeon, and that developed into a full fledged studio The story is told in flashback when a young man comes to Ben in hopes of purchasing the studio and Ben remembers his glorious time there He was there for all the important events a la Forrest Gump, from the Fatty Arbuckle scandal to the dawning of Chaplin s Little Tramp, the love affair between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, the fr Moviola is a story about a movie mogul who immigrated and started a shop which he soon turned into a small Nickolodeon, and that developed into a full fledged studio The story is told in flashback when a young man comes to Ben in hopes of purchasing the studio and Ben remembers his glorious time there He was there for all the important events a la Forrest Gump, from the Fatty Arbuckle scandal to the dawning of Chaplin s Little Tramp, the love affair between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, the frenzy of casting for Gone With the Wind, and the discovery of Marilyn Monroe There are some glaring factual errors here, such as the sequence that describes Jean Harlow as being a candidate to be cast in Gone With the Wind Well, Mr Kanin, I beg to differ because Harlow died in 1937 when the book was first published In fact there are photos of her just before she died holding the novel Also, the section on Marilyn Monroe blantantly depicts she loved Johnny Hyde and told him so several times This is a huge error Anyone who has ever read a book on Monroe will tell you that although Hyde proposed marriage, Marilyn turned him down because she did not love him, and in doing so turned down wealth and influence The problem with this book is that although these stories are entertaining, the truth is even so There isn t enough fiction woven into the facts to make this bookworthwhile than a good biography


  4. Kristin Myrtle Kristin Myrtle says:

    The beginning of this book is just fabulous From a great author and a hollywood legend Garson Kanin was married to Ruth Gordon Maude from Harold and Maude and he penned the original Born Yesterday This book tries to span the entire golden age of cinema The silent film stuff is excellent, the doomed love of Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the center of the majority of the novel in the end too much time spent on marilyn monroe she s been written about enough already


  5. Russ Bertetta Russ Bertetta says:

    I had originally read this in 79 and found it when cleaning out some stuff in the garage I enjoyed it the second time as much as the first While I m not a fan of old movies, the legendary stories of old Hollywood make a good setting for incorporating fictional people and events An entertaining read.


  6. Oana-Maria Uliu Oana-Maria Uliu says:

    Just my cup of tea It has humour, but also bitterness, it s half pragmatic, half emotional I found the ending rather too abrupt as compared to the rest of the story, yet I enjoyed the book as a whole.


  7. Joyce Clark Joyce Clark says:

    Some fascinating insights into the world of cinema and filmmaking from the early days, plus gossip about some of the big stars.


  8. Linda Linda says:

    Kanin s true stories of Hollywood about Edison, Chaplin, Garbo, Harlow, Monroe, etc.


  9. Grant Phillips Grant Phillips says:

    Great history of movie business, but it loses its way about two thirds way through


  10. Cws Cws says:

    F Kan


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