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read High Concept reader ã Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess à naturaltreatment Ù Veteran show biz news hound Charles Fleming argues that the short insanely foolish life of producer Don Simpson Flashdance Top Gun Bad Boys stands as a larger indictment of HollywooVeteran show biz news hound Charles Fleming argues that the short insanely foolish life of producer Don Simpson Flashdance Top Gun Bad Boys stands as a larger indictment of Hollywood and it's hard to argue with him For one thing Simpson helped create Tom Cruise Richard Gere Will Smith and Eddie Murphy and his loud high concept low I school of filmmaking helped launch Arnold Schwarzenegger Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis to new heights or depths Others may have been responsible for 14 Top Ten pop tunes and 10 Oscar nominations but nobody had thought to combine pop music and movies in a synergistic wayWhile Fleming concentrates on Simpson's own antics car wrecks career crackups whacked out drug and sex orgies whimsical overspending on brain dead blockbusters he does ma Outrageous shocking but not surprising and ultimately sad account of mega producer Don Simpson as well as a dissection of excess driven Hollywood movie making in the 1980s This was such an enjoyable read and I’d recommend it to any cinephile seeking to further understand the insane process of how a giant blockbuster gets to the big screen Well researched and expertly written this ranks as one of the best tomes on Hollywood ever written A true expose

High Concept Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of ExcessVeteran show biz news hound Charles Fleming argues that the short insanely foolish life of producer Don Simpson Flashdance Top Gun Bad Boys stands as a larger indictment of Hollywood and it's hard to argue with him For one thing Simpson helped create Tom Cruise Richard Gere Will Smith and Eddie Murphy and his loud high concept low I school of filmmaking helped launch Arnold Schwarzenegger Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis to new heights or depths Others may have been responsible for 14 Top Ten pop tunes and 10 Oscar nominations but nobody had thought to combine pop music and movies in a synergistic wayWhile Fleming concentrates on Simpson's own antics car wrecks career crackups whacked out drug and sex orgies whimsical overspending on brain dead blockbusters he does ma Outrageous shocking but not surprising and ultimately sad account of mega producer Don Simpson as well as a dissection of excess driven Hollywood movie making in the 1980s This was such an enjoyable read and I’d recommend it to any cinephile seeking to further understand the insane process of how a giant blockbuster gets to the big screen Well researched and expertly written this ranks as one of the best tomes on Hollywood ever written A true expose

mobi Ú Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess ☆ Charles Fleming

High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess ñ A smash hit In his detailed account of Simpson's bizarre life Fleming demonstrates why modern movies are the way they areHe also proves what a strangely tiny town Hollywood is Simpson was mixed up with Heidi Fleiss whose indicted dad was Madonna's pediatrician; his doctors had treated Kurt Cobain and Margaux Hemingway and one had helped design Miss Piggy; Don Simpson's drug dealer claims he sold drugs to OJ Simpson the day Nicole Brown Simpson died The most shocking thing about the book is the Pulp Fiction like combination of decadent horror and slapstick comedy that constituted everyday life for Don Simpson's cronies The high life as described in Fleming's addictively readable book exemplifies Carrie Fisher's Hollywood mantra Good anecdote bad reality Tim Appel Don Simpson was one of the most successful movie producers of the 1980's and 1990's Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer his producing partner were responsible for wildly popular films including Flashdance Beverly Hills Cop Top Gun Bad Boys Crimson Tide and The Rock scoring with what became known as high concept films Despised by most critics but loved by paying audiences this approach propelled Simpson to the highest level of Hollywood But his success also allowed him to indulge in behavior that was incredibly self destructive and that would kill him at the age of fifty twoSimpson's demons are all the sad because of his immense talent He was a scholar of the golden era of Hollywood He had a gift for analyzing scripts an instinct for what audiences wanted to both see and feel and a keen grasp of pop culture For Flashdance he utilized the then fledgling MTV to help promote the film which spawned two hits songs It was a win win MTV needed the content and every time a Flashdance video aired on the channel it was a free ad for the movieDespite his hit making gifts Simpson also embodied the worst cliches of Hollywood power players He once greeted a reporter by asking him what time it was then following that with Four o'clock You know what I like to do at four o'clock? I like to pour myself a big drink lay out a few lines and abuse a screenwriter Have a seat The reporter sat and watched Simpson do just that In that orderFleming does a fantastic job of recreating the Hollywood of the eighties and nineties with its big name movers and shakers over the top lifestyles the intertwined relationships and the toll all of this took on those who lived it And no one represented that lifestyle era or paid the price like Simpson mobi Ú Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess ☆ Charles Fleming

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Charles Fleming ☆ Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess reader Ke an excellent case that the entertainment industry as a whole is nutty and slutty Even the levelheaded stars who turn up in High Concept turn out to be appalling Fleming documents the behavior that earned Demi Moore the Hollywood nickname Gimme MoreDespite his 60000 a month drug habit Simpson actually did come up with smart ideas according to many witnesses and he was sharp enough to know how dumb so many of his colleagues were Sylvester Stallone for instance almost starred in Beverly Hills Cop and had he not left the project in favor of his notorious stink bomb Rhinestone viewers would have been stuck with Stallone's rewrite of Cop from which the star had removed every trace of humor the very concept that made an ordinary action film in Murphy's talented hands The writing itself is smug and sanctimonious and all its look how stinky and depraved Hollywood is posturing has not aged all that well but man Don Simpson was a fascinating character An awesome blustering self loathing out 0f control mogul a figure of all Id and insecurity and 10000 a day in coke and hookers that helped invent modern action movies Its very inside baseball for a Hollywood 20 years gone but that just makes it appealing for me RIP Don