Hollywood Said No! : Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of 'Mr. Show'

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9781478980230: Hollywood Said No! : Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of 'Mr. Show'

[Read by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a full cast]

The creative geniuses behind HBO's classic sketch comedy Mr. Show are back with a collection of hilarious, never-before-seen scripts that may just have been too good for Hollywood.

It's hard to write a film. It's even harder to get that film made. So over the years, when Hollywood has said ''No!'' to actor-writer-comedians Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the two have simply moved on to other projects and continued living their lives. But what if those scripts were actually hilarious? What if they deserved to see the light of day? What if Hollywood was just plain wrong?

Hollywood Said No! includes the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie and Hooray for America! They are all presented in a more readable manner than standard film scripts, and Bob and David Make a Movie has been fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell, all drawn exclusively for this book. And because Bob and David love you, the book even includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all ''koo-koo'' about religion.

Wait, there's still more! The book will also include a section of ''constructive'' notes written by a ''studio executive.'' And last but not least (well, possibly least), Bob and David (and Brian Posehn) will provide a section of reminiscences to add context and backstory on what went right and what went wrong. -- Will you shout ''Yes!'' where Hollywood screamed ''No!''? It doesn't matter; nobody can hear you.

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About the Author:

BOB ODENKIRK is an actor, writer, film director, and comedian who wrote for Saturday Night Live and the Ben Stiller Show, among others. He writes humor pieces for the New Yorker and is currently starring on the Emmy award winning show Breaking Bad.

DAVID CROSS, a stand-up comedian, has appeared on several television programs, including Mr. Show and Arrested Development. His book I Drink for a Reason was a New York Times bestseller. Though born in Atlanta, he is an avid Red Sox fan.

BRIAN POSEHN is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his roles in such television shows as Mission Hill, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Mr. Show. As a stand-up comedian, he has participated in numerous productions and group performances, including the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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Odenkirk and Cross, who created and starred in the HBO sketch-comedy series Mr. Show, offer up the scripts to their two unproduced features as well as several sketches. The first of the scripts, Bob and David Make a Movie, finds Odenkirk and Cross on a quixotic journey throughout Hollywood to get their movie green-lit. They brave fast-talking doctors, Korean movie bootleggers, and sleazy producers in their quest to fulfill the requirements laid out for them by the woman who holds the power to make their cinematic aspirations a reality. Before skewering Hollywood, Odenkirk and Cross penned Hooray for America, which finds David as an improbable candidate for president, backed by a sinister chemical company, while Bob, after being humiliated on national television, ends up working as the diabolical company’s mascot. Since Mr. Show, Cross and Odenkirk have gone on to play iconic characters in Arrested Development and Breaking Bad, respectively, and their fans will no doubt enjoy seeing them reunited on the page in these zany comedic endeavors. --Kristine Huntley

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