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ISBN: 0982769105
Author: Tom Benedek
Language: English
Publisher: Trithemius Press (February 28, 2012)
Pages: 292
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 573
Size Fb2: 1312 kb
Size ePub: 1435 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Haunted by his past, Harley Grace, a highly successful movie producer, lives a life of luxury and privilege in Los Angeles with his wife.

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Screenwriter and visual artist Tom Benedek wrote Cocoon and other films. He teaches screenwriting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he is a James Gindin Visiting Artist

Screenwriter and visual artist Tom Benedek wrote Cocoon and other films. He teaches screenwriting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he is a James Gindin Visiting Artist. Tom’s photography can be viewed at tombenedek. His photograph "Dirty Book" was the artwork that accompanied Ben Ehrenreich's essay "The Death of the Book" which launched LARB on April 18, 2011. His first novel, Peloponnesia, has just been published. CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES.

ISBN 10: 0982769105, ISBN 13: 9780982769102. Tom Benedek wrote the screenplay for Cocoon and other films

ISBN 10: 0982769105, ISBN 13: 9780982769102. Tom Benedek wrote the screenplay for Cocoon and other films. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches screenwriting at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at lass.

Screenwriter (Cocoon), colleague and long-time friend Tom Benedek sent this along. Life imitates art - close to home. This is a little story from the black list. Edward Lewis was, in fact, the producer of Spartacus and has been acknowledged by Dalton Trumbo as the individual who gave him back his name. Unfortunately, Kirk Douglas’ new book and in press interviews, Douglas equates himself with the actual Spartacus, and, simultaneously, rewrites history, by erasing Edward Lewis from this story.

Haunted by his past, Harley Grace, a highly successful movie producer, lives a life of luxury and privilege in Los Angeles with his wife, Annibelle. Recently, Harley has developed a neurological disorder which has made him forget his own well-kept secrets. Delusional, he believes he is Cleon, Athenian general, statesman and hero in an original screenplay he controls called Peloponnesia. His housekeeper, Lorna, is his caretaker-lover-constant companion and a fixture in his fantasy world. As a Hollywood luminary, Harley has guarded his privacy, and so his wife has managed to conceal his condition from the town. Still, the Graces' plush nightmare expands. Roy, the screenwriter of Peloponnesia, maneuvers to re-acquire his script, while Lorna and extended family struggle for connection with Harley as he wanders through his Hollywood life convinced it is ancient Greece in wartime and that he is calling the shots in a legendary epic―his own life.

Comments:

Welahza
Benedek has a way of chosing just the right words and places for bringing each character to life. Despite their personal flaws or afflictions, and whether or not they are successful or struggling to get by, it is always interesting to climb inside their minds as they reappear in unpredictable ways and are all wound together in this clever story, in some cases without ever meeting. I found myself unable to set the book down towards the end, just to see what would happen next.
Vudogal
In this remarkable novel, Benedek has captured the wild world of Hollywood like few books ever have. At the heart of the work is his extraordinary multilayered portrait of Harley, a producer literally driven over the edge by his passion for a great unproduced script. In a wild leap that transcends time and space, he becomes a Greek general who inhabits the screenplay in ways only a brilliant writer could have concocted. Amidst a sea of twisted ambition, infidelity, and inter-ethnic tensions, the novelist has provided us with a perceptive and witty portrait of Los Angeles today. He captures the look and feel of everything from the bedrooms of Beverly Hills to the flatlands cafes where frustrated screenwriters polish their dreams, to the basement halls where twelve steppers desparately try to recover their balance. It's not easy to infuse such a diverse group of characters with vitality and veracity, yet everyone in this book vibrates with an intensity that rings true. It is a sexy, juicy ride until night falls, when things get strange, criminal and mysteriously dark. Moreover, it's a page turner that leaves you wondering how it will all turn out until the satisfying finale. This is an elegant book you'll enjoy and remember. Highly recommended.
Forcestalker
I really got this fine novel and found it one of those books that was hard to put down. It is original -- most of all, I don't know any novel that does this -- exciting, filed with a variety of well drawn characters speaking in different voices, with a complex and interweaving plot and sub-plots. There will be the inevitable comparisons with Nathaniel West's classic Hollywood novel, but "Peloponnesia" stands on its own. Treat yourself to an insightful and enjoyable read.

Louis Breger, Ph.D. Author of "Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision" and "Psychotherapy: Lives Intersecting."
grand star
A fantastic book for any fan of connections with classical antiquity and the vulnerability of the human mind. It is an artful articulation of the parallels between success in Hollywood and the politics of early Greece. Tom Benedek, provides all the key elements, multifaceted characters, a great location, colorful conflict and a dynamic plot. A wonderful novel that certainly reshapes the inner core of the workings of Hollywood. Extremely thought provoking and very funny in all the right moments. A must read.
Lcena
Tom Benedek has a gift for creating rich and complex characters. I found Harley tragically hilarious and those around him - their loyalties, fears, regrets and longings - deeply compelling. When they ultimately collide, it's like a savage car wreck you can't turn away from. Benedek probes the secrets families keep and the masks we all wear. This is a terrific first novel from an accomplished screenwriter.
OCARO
this book reminds me of the writings of Nathaneal West. It is funny, sad and a topsy turvy tale of Hollywood denizens, As the author moved from character to character I found myself wondering what would happen to them next. It is an enjoyable read

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