A Titanic Tale
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Entertainment Weekly Review

Feb 16, 2005

The Big Picture
by Benjamin Svetkey

Hollywood has needed one of these for a long time — a user's manual. This one could not be more complete — or readable — covering everything from the basic linguistics of the business (''pitch,'' ''greenlight,'' ''creative differences,'' all the studio-speak buzzwords are in here) to elementary film-industry economics (it's all about DVD sales) to the psycho-sociological significance of status totems among celebrities (e.g., why they so love their private jets). Keep it in your car along with the latest Thomas Guide, and you'll never get lost in this town again. Grade: A

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