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Popcorn

Elton, Ben

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ISBN 10: 0684816121 / ISBN 13: 9780684816128
Published by Simon & Schuster, London, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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298 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt titles to spine, color illustrated dust jacket with silver and blue metallic titles, acetate protective covering to dust jacket. Very slight rubbing to dust jacket, covers and pages crisp, clean and unmarked, spine stiff and tight; clean, tight copy in excellent condition. Record # 806996. Bookseller Inventory # 806996

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Title: Popcorn

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Bruce makes movies about killers. Wayne and Scout are killers. It's Oscar night and fact is about to confront fiction.

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Controversial and past caring, equal parts cool and cruel, Bruce Delametri is Hollywood's hottest director. Tonight, he's at the apex of his career, with an Oscar cradled in one hand and Miss February in the other. But then he gets a visit from two special fans, and all hell (quite literally) breaks loose.

Popcorn, a novel from British sitcom writer Ben Elton (Blackadder, The Young Ones), is the satirical novel done 1990s style. It is a book about the movies that indicts the movies, and that has every chance of being made into a movie. It rings all the familiar changes on the theme of Hollywood vapidity, crassness, and decadence; however, Popcorn accomplishes this so deftly that you may not realize that you've heard it all before until you're finished with the book. Popcorn has little new to say about America and the culture for which it stands: talk-show hosts that are vacuous, movies that are violent, and audiences that are moronic. (The one benefit to shooting this particular fish in this particular barrel is that most readers will find it hard to disagree.) That said, the book generates an undeniable tension. Popcorn is a pleasing (if not always pleasant) page-turner, and the last 20 pages will definitely give you pause.

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