Making Tootsie: Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack (Paperback)

Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

By Susan Dworkin

Newmarket Press, 9781557049667, 121pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

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"A perceptive and provocative work."
--Los Angeles Times

"A stunning job of research, observation and reporting."
--Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on TV's "M*A*S*H*"

"This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy."
--People

Making Tootsie is back, three decades after the creation of the blockbuster Hollywood motion picture that the American Film Institute rated as #2 on its list of the 100 Best Comedies of All Time (second only to Some Like it Hot). Playwright, author, and Ms. magazine contributing writer Susan Dworkin was granted unprecedented access to the film set, the cast, and the crew during the filming and through post-production of the 1982 classic, and her riveting, detailed chronicle offers a fascinating window into the art of movie making--as well as painting indelible portraits of the two main men who made Tootsie happen: director Sidney Pollack and star Dustin Hoffman. No movie buff, film historian, student, or fan will want to miss Making Tootsie.



About the Author

Susan Dworkin's documentary "She's Nobody's Baby" won the coveted Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. "Making Tootsie" was her first book. Her later books included "The Viking in the Wheat Field," "Miss America, 1945: The Bess Myerson Story," "The Nazi Officer's Wife," "Double De Palma" and the novels "Stolen Goods" and "Desperately Seeking Susan." She lives in New York City.


Praise For Making Tootsie: Inside the Classic Film with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

“This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy…Making Tootsie is more than a pleasing photo-filled souvenir of a popular hit. Books about the making of movies are plentiful; honest ones are rare.”
-People

” A perceptive and provocative work…Dworkin cuts through the filmmaking process’ technical lingo and yet manages to maintain a respect for the dynamics that result in a successful film.”
-Los Angeles Times

“I once said that wanted to be a screenwriter was like wanting to be a co-pilot. Ms. Dworkin captures that perfectly…Making Tootsie has a sense of making a movie that very few books have.”
-John Gregory Dunne

“A must for all film buffs [includes] revealing interviews with Hoffman and Pollack as well as a fascinating section on make-up and costumes.”
-Patricia Bosworth

“A stunning job of research, observation and reporting.”
-Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on the M*A*S*H* TV series

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