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Based On the Movie

(2008)
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Now in paperback, High Fidelity meets The Player in this hilarious and insightful first novel that takes place behind the scenes of a movie set, where a depressive dolly grip tries to turn his life around, hoping for his own happy Hollywood ending.

Informed by his years on the set of dozens of television shows and Hollywood movies, Based on the Movie is Billy Taylor's satirical debut novel that shows readers what it's really like behind the cameras. Nine months after Bobby Conlon's wife, Natalie, dumped him for a hot young director, his life is out of kilter. But it's time to throw out that year-old Christmas tree decorated with 500 empty Vicodin bottles and fly to Texas to work on a movie starring Ralph the Swimming Pig. Once in Texas, Bobby realizes he has signed on to the most dysfunctional movie ever. The director can't direct, the pig catches pneumonia, and just when things can't get any worse, Natalie and her boyfriend are hired to take over the movie. Suddenly, Bobby's personal and professional lives collide, and no matter which way he turns, fresh disasters await. Still, in spite of everything, Bobby clings to the hope that a happy ending might be possible. This is the movie business, after all. A side-splitting look at what actually happens on a film location, told from the perspective of the hardworking and long-suffering men and women behind the scenes, Based on the Movie is a captivating and entertaining read that brings real life and reel life together to great effect.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Billy Taylor's Based On the Movie

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Based on the Movie
Author(s): Billy Taylor
ISBN: 1-4165-4877-7 / 978-1-4165-4877-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Based on the Movie: A Novel
Author(s): Billy Taylor
ISBN: 1-4165-4878-5 / 978-1-4165-4878-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Based on the Movie: A Novel
Author(s): Billy Taylor
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon CA