Screenwriter goes back to basics

The Devil’s Guide To Hollywood, by Joe Eszterhas, Duckworth, €19.10.

17th March, 2007

The Devil’s Guide To Hollywood, by Joe Eszterhas, Duckworth, €19.10.

You don’t make it too far into this book - page XIV of the preface, to be exact - before you realise that this screenwriting instruction manual by Hollywood luminary Joe Eszterhas is a window into, shall we say, a somewhat interesting psyche and worldview.

‘‘My films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office,” he writes, as if possessed...

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