52/52: The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, by Sam Wasson

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the big goodbye, by sam Masson

A captivating recounting of the people, process, and industry that created Chinatown (and other mid-70s New Hollywood classics). Particular standout elements: Jack Nicholson’s devotion to film and to his friends; Robert Towne’s endless, tortured writing process; the romance and raw humanity of this work; the abysmal treatment of women; Wasson’s dreamy prose. 

Book: 10 of 52

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