Poor me!" All rights reserved. I was thrilled to spot it in a secondhand store and grabbed it, primarily because of the excellent cover design on the vintage version I'd found.

It felt like it was 1000 pages long with 1 continuous sentence having little to no punctuation. François Truffaut, one of French cinema's most iconic directors and a star of Close Encounters (playing "Claude Lacombe", a French government scientist in charge of UFO-related activities in the United States), blamed her for that film's budget difficulties, and she was eventually fired during post-production because of her cocaine dependence.

Nobody comes off looking good in his memoir, including the author who, despite getting clean, etc, is extremely fat-phobic and has some trouble avoiding problematic slurs in talking about gay men or non-w. An interesting look behind the Hollywood glamour by a woman (the first to win an Oscar for producing) booted from the ranks, after producing three major movies of the 1970s, for two sins: being addicted to freebase cocaine and being female (sometimes it’s hard to tell which is the greater sin). As a result, she looks at the film business from the top down, the POV of the money people and decision makers that manipulate everyone else.

You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again is an autobiography by Julia Phillips, detailing her career as a film producer and disclosing the power games and debauchery of New Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s.It was first published in 1991 and became an immediate cause célèbre and bestseller.The book was reissued in 2002 after the author's death. The author's writing style is engaging, so I was able to read it fairly quickly. Something went wrong. RIP Julia Phillips. Click on 5pm.co.uk - the easiest way to book the best dining deals in town.

the lines, the joints of Maui Wowie, and E. Coast Jewish girl kvetching. A long trawl through shallow waters - well, shallow people.

An almost poisonous memoir from Julia Philips, this is good in parts but overall it's too long and windy to be properly entertaining. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2013.

In which case, you have to give a little more credence to the theory that Hollywood is prepared to let the club be run by raving egotists, indictable rascals, desperate addicts of one thing or several others, betrayers, connivers, hypocrites, and foul-mouthed swine. Feedback | Julia Phillips is an incredibly accomplished woman and this is the story of her rise (she was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best picture) and subsequent fall. This is frenetic and weird and funny and inappropriate.

Please try again. " Free eBook Youll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again " Uploaded By R. L. Stine, praise for youll never eat lunch in this town again one of the most honest books ever written about one of the most dishonest towns ever created the boston globe gossip too hot for even the national enquirer julia phillips is not so much hollywoods boswell An amazingly accomplished person. In fact she is a talented and once very successful film producer, an industry so difficlut to be successful as she was and certainly for a woman. 9 people found this helpful. I kept waiting for some sort of realization and ownership of her actions, but it never came. Sex. Helpful. See all reviews. I was sorry to get to the end of this book and my journey with you through this amazing record of your path through Hollywood as a smart, ambitious woman in the 70's. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Ah, Julia.

Hilarious, revealing, behind the scenes look at Hollywood studio moguls on their worst behavior. Not nearly as scandalous as I had read, but a very good read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2014. I can't say Julia Philips isn't a talented writer, she is. The more scandalous aspects of this book (drugs! Ciao." Comment Report abuse. At times the book seemed to be the expansion of Julia Phillips day-planner, lists of names, meetings had, drugs smoked, drugs snorted, people screwed (literally and figuratively). Her drug intake, not surprisingly, nearly ended her career. If she really drank, snorted, smoked all that .... how could she possibly remember much less make her way to the stage? A lot of name dropping and you can read between the lines to figure out who she slept with-- a lot. ”I have.”), There’s not much else. Phillips is not particularly likeable. Studio politics, ruthless backstabbing, lying , manipulation, egotistical stars and lots and lots of coke .. at first powder and then a raging freebase habit. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2018, Thought this book would be juicy , but it's not ,there are some interesting tales though that shocked about some famous people , but on the whole more about the author who I hadn't heard of and written in a way that's heavy and hard to read, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2018. It's no wonder why, after so much coke went through the author's nostrils, she died in 2002 at the age of 57. [5][8][24] Furthermore, in an example of life imitating art, pre-eminent Los Angeles restaurant Morton's fulfilled the book's titular prediction by declining her future patronage. She goes into excruciating detail describing the precise quantities of booze and alcohol she consumed before receiving her Academy Award for The Sting.

Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Adventures in the Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting, The Kid Stays in the Picture: A Notorious Life, You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, “One of the most honest books ever written about one of the most dishonest towns ever created.”. Goldie Hawn never showers!) (ironic, considering it's about the movie industry - why not a opener and two sequels?) Phillips knows how to create a lively scene, both on the page and off, and that makes You’ll Never Eat Lunch… hard to put down. You won't like the protagonist. A woman who is ballsy but won't be everyone's cup of tea, her story is well worth a read, the first woman producer to win an oscar in a male dominated, sexist environment of back stabbers, wannabes, losers and winners, it is a great read and worth a movie in itself. have probably overshadowed how funny and true it is. People behaved in an ugly and despicable fashion towards me. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Many of her feats in the film industry might be deemed inspirational. [2][8], The book begins by briefly introducing the reader to Phillips in 1989, before quickly travelling back to her childhood in 1940s Brooklyn. Yeah, as a film buff it was disappointing to say the least. Julia Phillips, a woman who prides herself on mincing no words, would probably have us think that all this was the furthest thing from her mind when she sat down to write You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. Reading this made me feel like I was in a therapy session with the author, except without any sort of self-exploration or willingness to look at the role that SHE might have played in her circumstances. Who edited this? You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. What a rambling, self-centered piece of crap. Does she tell everything? I barely got through the introduction of You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again which reads like a pretentiously-written bad fiction and decided to give up. This was such an entertaining book to read——very witty, very dishy, and so very Hollywood.

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At one point, after meeting one of her idols, Arthur C. Clarke, and being sadly disappointed, Julia Phillips laments that one should never meet their idols. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. She got fired from Close Encounters because of that.

I read this a long time ago, so I can't say anything about the quality of the prose just some of the stories she tells that stuck out in my mind. I don't know if this book was a "paid by the word" deal but you also get to hear what she wears every damn day regardless of her state of mind or health.