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Talking Movies, 18/12/2021

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Guest, Kevin Goetz, author of Audience-ology: How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love

Talking Movies with John Barbour

Guest, Kevin Goetz, author of Audience-ology: How Moviegoers Shape the Films We Love

https://kevingoetz360.com/

Discover the fascinating and secretive process of audience testing of Hollywood movies through these first-hand stories from famous filmmakers, studio heads, and stars.

Audience-ology takes you to one of the most unknown places in Hollywood—a place where famous directors are reduced to tears and multi-millionaire actors to fits of rage. A place where dreams are made and fortunes are lost. This book is the chronicle of how real people have written and rewritten America’s cinematic masterpieces by showing up, watching a rough cut of a new film, and giving their unfettered opinions so that directors and studios can salvage their blunders, or better yet, turn their movies into all-time classics.

Each chapter informs an aspect or two of the test-screening process and then, through behind-the-scenes stories, illustrates how that particular aspect was carried out. Nicknamed “the doctor of audience-ology,” Kevin Goetz shares how he helped filmmakers and movie execs confront the misses and how he recommended ways to fix the blockbusters, as well as first-hand accounts from Ron Howard, Cameron Crowe, Ed Zwick, Renny Harlin, Jason Blum, and other Hollywood luminaries who brought you such films as La La Land, Chicago, Titanic, Wedding Crashers, Jaws, and Forrest Gump.

Audience-ology explores one of the most important (and most underrated) steps in the filmmaking process with enough humor, drama, and surprise to entertain those with only a spectator’s interest in film, offering us a new look at movie history.

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Movie Directors

Alfred Hitchcock
Woody Allen
Stanlet Kubrick
John Huston
Howard Hawks
Claude LaLouche
Orson Welles
Ingmar Bergman
Kurosawa
Roman Polanski
Steven Spielberg
Frank Capra
John Ford
Martin Scorsese
Warren Beatty
Clint Eastwood,
Fred Zinnemann
David Lean
Billy Wilder
Kevin Kostner
Ben Affleck
Oliver Stone
Stanley Kramer
Francis Coppola
Sidney Lumet
Elia Kazan
George Stevens
Michael Curtiz
Tim BurtonSpike Lee
The Coen Brothers
PontecorvoEdward Dmytrik
Ida Lupino
Barbra Streisand
D.W. Griffith
Charlie Chaplin

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