There’s a reason that the movie business book has been making the rounds, and it all stems from one simple premise.
It’s not that the book is a bad idea (although some of the ideas in it are pretty dumb), but it’s not for everyone. Many people who love movies do not like the book, because it is written from a business perspective. The concept behind the book is that while most movies are made to entertain, books are actually made to sell. That is why it’s so important for movies to be made, and that is why a book like this is important.
People who want to read books to have a better understanding of what it is they are watching are the ones who want a book made for them, and that is fine, but for the general public it is unlikely they will actually read the book. For the average person, the book is not going to get them interested in movies they may like. But if they like books, they may be willing to read this book to figure out what the book is about.
The book is actually in the form of a movie. It’s pretty well done and a fun read, but for movie buffs it doesn’t add much to their knowledge.
The book is a story about the way the movie business works and the way the movie industry is changing. All the usual Hollywood talking-heads such as the people at Disney, Fox, Paramount, Warner Bros, etc are there to explain how the movie business works, how they control the media landscape, and what they have in store for us. The book covers all of that and more.
One thing I’m not sure about is the fact that the book is a fictional story, so its not meant to be taken as fact, but I can see how it would make sense to be taken as factual.
No it’s not a fiction. The people in the book, such as the CEO of the Dreamworks Animation studios, Walt Disney, and the President of Lucasfilm, are real people who happen to live today and who have a whole lot more to say than would be the case for a fictional book. I think it is a good idea to start somewhere, especially since it is the only thing we know of for sure about the Dreamworks and Lucasfilm studios.
While the “book” is fiction, it is an interesting story. I’ve been told many times that the company it describes is actually real. When I asked what the company was, my question was answered quickly with: a “publisher of animation,” and a “creative consultant.” I was told that they had no employees, and that I should ask someone more knowledgeable, but I am pretty sure (I haven’t asked) that this is true.
So when I asked what Dreamworks was? A creative consultant suggested that I ask a book author. Someone who has written books on film and who is a film producer. Turns out, it is a company that develops ideas and then licenses them to the movie industry. It seems Dreamworks is the one that develops ideas and then licenses them.
Dreamworks Studios is a movie production company based in Vancouver, Canada. They have made hundreds of films over the past 20 years, and it seems that the reason they seem to always get a new idea is because they keep revising the movie to keep it fresh and new. We can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the next one because it seems they’ve got it all figured out.