Making Tootsie

Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

by Susan Dworkin

On Sale: 08/28/2012

Making Tootsie

Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

by Susan Dworkin

On Sale: 08/28/2012

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About the Book

“A perceptive and provocative work.”
Los Angeles Times

“A stunning job of research, observation and reporting.”
—Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on TV’s “M*A*S*H*”

“This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy.”
 —People

Making Tootsie is back, three decades after the creation of the blockbuster Hollywood motion picture that the American Film Institute rated as #2 on its list of the 100 Best Comedies of All Time (second only to Some Like it Hot). Playwright, author, and Ms. magazine contributing writer Susan Dworkin was granted unprecedented access to the film set, the cast, and the crew during the filming and through post-production of the 1982 classic, and her riveting, detailed chronicle offers a fascinating window into the art of movie making—as well as painting indelible portraits of the two main men who made Tootsie happen: director Sidney Pollack and star Dustin Hoffman. No movie buff, film historian, student, or fan will want to miss Making Tootsie.

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Critical Praise

“This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy…Making Tootsie is more than a pleasing photo-filled souvenir of a popular hit. Books about the making of movies are plentiful; honest ones are rare.” - People

” A perceptive and provocative work…Dworkin cuts through the filmmaking process’ technical lingo and yet manages to maintain a respect for the dynamics that result in a successful film.” - Los Angeles Times

“I once said that wanted to be a screenwriter was like wanting to be a co-pilot. Ms. Dworkin captures that perfectly…Making Tootsie has a sense of making a movie that very few books have.” - John Gregory Dunne

“A must for all film buffs [includes] revealing interviews with Hoffman and Pollack as well as a fascinating section on make-up and costumes.” - Patricia Bosworth

“A stunning job of research, observation and reporting.” - Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on the M*A*S*H* TV series

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781557049667
  • ISBN 10: 1557049661
  • Imprint: Newmarket Press
  • On Sale: 08/28/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts

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