You’re Only as Good as Your Next One: 100 Great Films, 100 Good Films, and 100 for Which I Should Be Shot by Mike Medavoy, Josh Young
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Overview: The legendary studiohead with seven Best Picture Oscars under his belt takes us behind Hollywood’s velvet rope with an authoritative, inside history of the movie industry from the 1960s on. Name any one of the most highly regarded films of the last four decades and chances are better than good that it’s got producer Mike Medavoy’s prints somewhere on it: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Amadeus; The Silence of the Lambs; Apocalypse Now; Philadelphia; Rocky, the list is endless. Born in Shanghai and raised in Chile, Medavoy has taken the hard road to the highest echelons of Hollywood power, rising from the mailroom, never losing sight of his convictions, and staying true to the art of making movies. YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR NEXT ONE explores in detail what Medavoy calls a terrifying business for the faint of heart.’ He traces how the making and marketing of movies has changed now that the Hollywood studios have become divisions of large corporations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General