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The Men Who Would Be King - An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called Dreamworks-logo

The Men Who Would Be King - An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called Dreamworks

Nicole LaPorte

For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood's Circus Maximus-created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King-an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened. Audiences will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood's bizarre rules of business. We see the clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan. We watch as the studio burns through billions, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers. We see Geffen seducing investors like Microsoft's Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA's Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is Hollywood, up close, glamorous, and gritty.

For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood's Circus Maximus-created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King-an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened. Audiences will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood's bizarre rules of business. We see the clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan. We watch as the studio burns through billions, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers. We see Geffen seducing investors like Microsoft's Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA's Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is Hollywood, up close, glamorous, and gritty.
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For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood's Circus Maximus-created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King-an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte, who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened. Audiences will feel they are part of the creative calamities of moviemaking as LaPorte's fly-on-the-wall detail shows us Hollywood's bizarre rules of business. We see the clashes between the often otherworldly Spielberg's troops and Katzenberg's warriors, the debacles and disasters, but also the Oscar-winning triumphs, including Saving Private Ryan. We watch as the studio burns through billions, its rich owners get richer, and everybody else suffers. We see Geffen seducing investors like Microsoft's Paul Allen, showing his steel against CAA's Michael Ovitz, and staging fireworks during negotiations with Paramount and Disney. Here is Hollywood, up close, glamorous, and gritty.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

18h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

23:15


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:32


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:41


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:13


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:27


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

39:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:01


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

39:09


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

40:13


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

16:44


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

37:27


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

19:47


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

35:41


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

25:38


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

50:19


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

39:33


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

42:26


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

36:58


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

37:26


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

36:47


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

33:15


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

42:12


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

24:45


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

35:30


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

33:53


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

35:06


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

33:44


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

34:11


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

17:00


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

46:24


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

01:18:24


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

29:55


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

00:25