Escape from Film School: A Novel

Escape From Film School tells the sprightly tale of a young man who makes it in Hollywood without ever leaving film school.When Stuart arrives in California in the Sixties, he is fleeing the draft and he quite literally stumbles into USC s film school Within a few weeks he is living out of his car and making student films with stolen equipment Within a few years he is ruEscape From Film School tells the sprightly tale of a young man who makes it in Hollywood without ever leaving film school.When Stuart arrives in California in the Sixties, he is fleeing the draft and he quite literally stumbles into USC s film school Within a few weeks he is living out of his car and making student films with stolen equipment Within a few years he is rubbing elbows with a young Mike Ovitz and other characters pulled straight from the pages of Variety Blessed with a biting wit and a jaundiced eye, Stuart is a keen observer of the machinations, power plays, and absurdities of the movie biz His account of his own circuitous progress and that of his beautiful and ambitious wife, Veronica his beautiful and ambitious girlfriend, Ginger and his loyal daughter, Rainbeaux also offers an incisive and satirical look at this bizarre, yet fascinating world Like The Player, it is a dead on, often hilarious and occasionally poignant tale about survival and redemption in Hollywood.
Escape from Film School A Novel Escape From Film School tells the sprightly tale of a young man who makes it in Hollywood without ever leaving film school When Stuart arrives in California in the Sixties he is fleeing the draft and

  • Title: Escape from Film School: A Novel
  • Author: Richard Walter
  • ISBN: 9780312267315
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Escape from Film School: A Novel”

    1. Fiction (or quasi so). The cover has a Coppola quote about the book being eerily accurate of the film school experience. It is a somewhat contrived story in parts and looks to be written with a screenplay in mind, but I do agree that it seems to portray the life of a typical group of film folks. Don't want to give away stuff, even if it is sometimes predictable. The book is worth a quick read if you are interested in the film industry and want a fiction piece. The writer is the UCLA chair of fil [...]

    2. I remember why I shelved this before, back then, this was uninteresting and I didn't understand what he was trying to convey. After reading this again (attempted) I found some really witty tiny bits all over the book but the slow and uninteresting storyline outweighed it.In fact, I ALMOST finished it (take note: ALMOST) and I just couldn't. In the end, this book isn't lame nor bad - it just wasn't for me and even though I love films and studied it for a VERY short while, I could get a sense wher [...]

    3. Like "The Player," this book tells a filmmaker's story from an insider's point of view. I liked the book for its likable protagonist and surprising plot turns. I wish the author could have extended the second half, because it went more quickly than the first.

    4. Kind of a lame premise and there's not a lot keeping me interested in the story, but every once in a while it mirrors my own film school experience and, for like 3 seconds, I love it.

    5. Not so hot. Very quick read (because the story is pretty flimsy) and set around the film school/film worldThe story isn't that interesting or funny.

    6. It was fun to have an inside look at Professor Walter's own experience as a film student. What a naughty, naughty boy!!!

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