History Literature / TheBonfireOfTheVanities

25th Sep '16 3:11:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: In the opening tracking shot, when Peter Fallow gets in the elevator, Creator/BrianDePalma can be seen, dressed up as a waiter. It was technically impossible for the camera crew and the director to stay off camera in that shot, so De Palma chose to do a cameo there. To be unrecognizable, he shaved off his trademark beard.



* TheOner: The opening sequence of the film, tracking Peter Fallow as he arrives for an awards presentation, takes the viewer from a parking garage to a hotel ballroom in one long shot.

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* TheOner: The opening sequence of the film, tracking Peter Fallow as he arrives for an awards presentation, takes the viewer from a parking garage to a hotel ballroom in one long shot. It lasts four minutes and fifty seconds.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Reverend" Reginald Bacon was modeled after Al Sharpton.



* RaceLift: Alan Arkin was originally cast as the Judge, but when the producers decided to change the character from Jewish to African-American, he was replaced by MorganFreeman. The change was due to complaints led by Creator/SpikeLee that, as it was, the story was racist.

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Alan Arkin was originally cast as the Judge, but when the producers decided to change the character from Jewish to African-American, he was replaced by MorganFreeman. Creator/MorganFreeman. The change was due to complaints led by Creator/SpikeLee that, as it was, the story was racist.racist.
** Peter Fallow was changed from English to American.
3rd Aug '16 2:38:46 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the film's TroubledProduction and her 1991 nonfiction book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.

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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Film critic Julie Salamon was granted full access during the film's TroubledProduction and her 1991 nonfiction book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.
3rd Aug '16 2:37:54 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.

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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the film's TroubledProduction and her 1991 nonfiction book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.
3rd Aug '16 2:35:28 PM Mdumas43073
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3rd Aug '16 2:33:40 PM Mdumas43073
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-> If you're going to live in a whorehouse, there's only one thing you can do: be the best damn whore around.

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-> If ->''"If you're going to live in a whorehouse, there's only one thing you can do: be the best damn whore around. around."''



''The Bonfire of the Vanities'', written by Tom Wolfe, was originally serialized in ''Rolling Stone'' in 27 installments starting in 1984. It was published in novel form in 1987.

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''The Bonfire of the Vanities'', written by Tom Wolfe, was originally serialized in ''Rolling Stone'' ''Magazine/RollingStone'' in 27 installments starting in 1984. It was published in novel form in 1987.
26th Apr '16 9:59:09 PM DanielCase
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* ClusterFBomb: The way Kramer and his fellow prosecutors talk in the novel, which Wolfe allows to infect the narrative after one run of salty dialogue after he gets to work one morning: "''Another fucking day at the Bronix Fucking District Attorney's Office was off to a fucking start.''"
20th Dec '15 3:58:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the characters in the book aren't supposed to be likable.
** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.


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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the characters in the book aren't supposed to be likable.
** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.


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20th Dec '15 3:57:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** They're even less likable in the movie where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.

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** They're [[AdaptationalVillainy even less likable in the movie movie]] where the few sympathetic characters such as Sherman [=McCoy's=] wife and the victim's mother are presented as completely self-serving.
20th Dec '15 3:56:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.

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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.
7th Dec '14 4:41:59 AM SaramarCar
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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and...well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.

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New York City. Sherman [=McCoy=] is a married investment banker and self-proclaimed "Master of the Universe" who carries on an affair with socialite Maria Ruskin. One night, they take a wrong turn in the Bronx and encounter two (supposedly) threatening black youths. In their confusion Ruskin, who was driving, accidentally runs over one of them; he is left in a coma. When word of this breaks out, all hell breaks loose for [=McCoy=]. Meanwhile, an AmoralAttorney, a tabloid reporter, a StrawmanPolitical religious leader from the Bronx, an ambitious district attorney, and... well, the bulk of characters that the book follows decide to use the racially and socially-charged case to further their own agendas.



In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.

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In 1990 the book was filmed. Directed by Creator/BrianDePalma and starring Creator/TomHanks, Creator/BruceWillis, and Creator/MelanieGriffith, Melanie Griffith, it was a critical and commercial disaster. Writer Julie Salamon was granted full access during the TroubledProduction and her book, ''The Devil's Candy'', explains what went wrong.
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