Skip to content

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood Paperback - 2001

by Larry McMurtry

McMurtry has been to Hollywood and back--here he takes a funny and penetrating look at the movie industry and uncovers the truth about the moguls, fads, flops and box-office busters.

First line

IF ONE WERE TO MAKE A MISERY GRAPH OF HOLLYWOOD, screenwriters would mark high on the curve.

Details

  • Title Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
  • Author Larry McMurtry
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Printing
  • Pages 224
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, New York
  • Date 2001-09-11
  • Features Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780743216241 / 0743216245
  • Weight 0.52 lbs (0.24 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.98 x 5.38 x 0.49 in (20.27 x 13.67 x 1.24 cm)
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 20th Century
  • Library of Congress subjects Motion picture authorship, Motion pictures - United States
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 8704667
  • Dewey Decimal Code 791.430

Media reviews

Citations

  • People Weekly, 01/14/2013, Page 65

About the author

Larry McMurtry (1936-2021) was the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lived in Archer City, Texas.

More Copies for Sale

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
Condition
UsedAcceptable
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Spokane, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$2.85
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
UsedAcceptable. Condition Acceptable: Comment: Book is used and in acceptable condition. This may include stickers/heavy wear on cover. Heavy wear on pages, heavy highlighting/writing on pages, staining, and moisture damage (rippling/warping). All orders ship via UPS Mail Innovations. The cover has some markings, dings, and wear. Creasing, curling, or bending of the covers. Some stains on the covers. The pages show some markings, dings and wear. Creasing and curling of some pages. Some stains on the page and page edges. The book is warped or bent.
Item Price
$2.85
$3.99 shipping to USA
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001. Paperback. Good. Missing dust jacket; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood

Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood

by Larry McMurtry

  • Used
  • Acceptable
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
$6.83
FREE shipping to USA
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood

by Larry McMurtry

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used: Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$8.54
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001-09-11. Paperback. Used: Good.
Item Price
$8.54
FREE shipping to USA
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by Mcmurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Boonsboro, Maryland, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.65
$4.97 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001-09-11. Paperback. Very Good. 8x5x0. Softcover. Good binding and cover. Shelf wear. Owner's name on front end page, else unmarked.
Item Price
$9.65
$4.97 shipping to USA
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Near Fine
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Monroe, Michigan, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.95
$5.00 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
New York, NY, USA: Touchstone Book / Simon & Schuster, 2001 clean, tight and square, no spine crease, no tears or other creases, text is clean and unmarked, some light rubbed marks on the covers
Item Price
$9.95
$5.00 shipping to USA
FILM FLAM - Essays on Hollywood

FILM FLAM - Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Printing - First Thus
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$9.95
$9.95 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
New York: Touchstone Books - Simon and Schuster, 2001. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. First Printing - First Thus. 8vo. 224 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: Foreword; No Clue: On Learning to Write for the Movies; The Hired Pen; The Deadline Syndrome; The Telephone Booth Screenwriter; The Fun of It All; All the President's Men, Seven Beauties, History, Innocence, Guilt, Redemption, and the Star System; The Screenplay as Non-Book: A Consideration; Pencils West: Or a Theory for the Shoot-'em Up; Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and the Movie-Less Novelists; O Ragged Time Knit Up Thy Ravell'd Sleave; The Situation in Criticism: Reviewers, Critics, Professors; Character, the Tube, and the Death of Movies; The Disappearance of Love; Woody Allen, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin and the Disappearance of Grace; The Last Picture Shows; The Seasons of L.A.; The Last Movie Column; The Last Picture Show: A… Read More
Item Price
$9.95
$9.95 shipping to USA
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood

by McMurtry, Larry

  • New
Condition
New
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
58
Seller
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$15.99
$14.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster. New. Special order direct from the distributor
Item Price
$15.99
$14.99 shipping to USA
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood

by Larry McMurtry

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used:Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780743216241 / 0743216245
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 3 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$18.47
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Simon & Schuster, 2001-08-28. Paperback. Used:Good.
Item Price
$18.47
FREE shipping to USA