Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Sunnyside" by Glen David Gold

Glen was my screenwriting professor at UCSD, and I was so happy when "Carter Beats the Devil" came out a few years ago. But I was slightly underwhelmed by "Sunnyside." I think you have to know more about Hollywood's history to fully understand this book. But I just couldn't bother my brother with incessant phone calls (Who's Mary Pickford? Was Charlie Chaplin spotted in a couple hundred places across the US simultaneously? Why are screenplays so difficult to get produced?). But even if I didn't understand everything, and probably missed out on some of the book's joys, it was still an enjoyable read.

3 comments:

lpanik said...

If Mark can't help you with Mary Pickford, Grandpa surely can.

Me?
Well that would be Mary Travis.

DAD

BTW, who is Miley Cyrus?
:-)

Mark Panik said...

Those are the calls I love to get.

Michelle Panik said...

Be careful what you wish for, dear brother.