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23rd Feb '17 8:18:22 PM WaxingName
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* The Music/{{Eagles}}[='=] "Hotel California" is said by the band to be about the hedonism and self-destruction of California and America in general, using a HellHotel as a metaphor for such.
12th Feb '17 12:34:08 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'' portrays the television industry much this way, at least the part revolving around Lonesome Rhodes, though the industry at the time was based in New York.

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* ''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'' portrays the television industry much this way, at least the part revolving around Lonesome Rhodes, though the industry at the time was based in New York.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.



* Pretty much the entire point of ''Film/MapsToTheStars.'' Delusional, past-their-prime actresses? Spoiled-rotten child stars? Smiling, sanctimonious agents? Having to play nice with a rival actress who just stole the role of a lifetime from underneath you? Check, check, check, and oh HELL yes.

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* Pretty much the entire point of ''Film/MapsToTheStars.'' ''Film/MapsToTheStars''. Delusional, past-their-prime actresses? Spoiled-rotten child stars? Smiling, sanctimonious agents? Having to play nice with a rival actress who just stole the role of a lifetime from underneath you? Check, check, check, and oh HELL yes.


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* ''Film/TheBarefootContessa'' depicts the movie business as full of cynical {{Jerkass}}es, with the occasional KnightInSourArmor around to make them look even worse by comparison. Titular character Maria Vargas has great success but doesn't enjoy it, writing everything off as phony.
28th Jan '17 8:28:23 PM mlsmithca
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* Nathanael West's novel ''Literature/DayOfTheLocust'' is about a Yale graduate who comes to Hollywood to work as a scenery painter as a way of paying the bills while he works on his masterpiece, a painting called ''The Burning of Los Angeles''. The producer for whom he works bluntly describes himself and his co-workers as "grown men making mud pies to sell to the great unwashed," and the world they inhabit is full of sexual depravity, ruthless ambition, and callous disregard for humanity, with major set pieces including the collapse of a soundstage being used for a battle scene while it is still actively under construction, and the audience at a film premiere devolving into a rioting mob.

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* Nathanael West's novel ''Literature/DayOfTheLocust'' ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'' is about a Yale graduate who comes to Hollywood to work as a scenery painter as a way of paying the bills while he works on his masterpiece, a painting called ''The Burning of Los Angeles''. The producer for whom he works bluntly describes himself and his co-workers as "grown men making mud pies to sell to the great unwashed," and the world they inhabit is full of sexual depravity, ruthless ambition, and callous disregard for humanity, with major set pieces including the collapse of a soundstage being used for a battle scene while it is still actively under construction, and the audience at a film premiere devolving into a rioting mob.
28th Jan '17 8:28:05 PM mlsmithca
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%%* Nathanael West's novel ''Literature/DayOfTheLocust''

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%%* * Nathanael West's novel ''Literature/DayOfTheLocust''''Literature/DayOfTheLocust'' is about a Yale graduate who comes to Hollywood to work as a scenery painter as a way of paying the bills while he works on his masterpiece, a painting called ''The Burning of Los Angeles''. The producer for whom he works bluntly describes himself and his co-workers as "grown men making mud pies to sell to the great unwashed," and the world they inhabit is full of sexual depravity, ruthless ambition, and callous disregard for humanity, with major set pieces including the collapse of a soundstage being used for a battle scene while it is still actively under construction, and the audience at a film premiere devolving into a rioting mob.
19th Jan '17 7:53:31 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Being a detective series set in Los Angeles and focussing on the wealthy elite, several episodes of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' focus on scheming creative and industry types resorting to murder to get what they want (or stop someone else from getting it). All of this serves to contrast the often preening, arrogant egotists who scheme to get away with murder with the humble, friendly and down-to-earth shabby detective who finds [[PullTheThread just one more thing]] they've overlooked in doing so.


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* Being a detective series set in Los Angeles and focussing on the wealthy elite, several episodes of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' focus on scheming creative and industry types resorting to murder to get what they want (or stop someone else from getting it). All of this serves to contrast the often preening, arrogant egotists who scheme to get away with murder with the humble, friendly and down-to-earth shabby detective who finds [[PullTheThread just one more thing]] they've overlooked in doing so.
19th Jan '17 7:52:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Being a detective series set in Los Angeles and focussing on the wealthy elite, several episodes of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' focus on scheming creative and industry types resorting to murder to get what they want (or stop someone else from getting it). All of this serves to contrast the often preening, arrogant egotists who scheme to get away with murder with the humble, friendly and down-to-earth shabby detective who finds [[PullTheThread just one more thing]] they've overlooked in doing so.
17th Dec '16 2:57:17 PM PaulA
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* ''TheSensationalSheHulk'' #12 revolves around a movie being made about She-Hulk. The producer is meddling to secure his own investment, the director is a prima donna, and most of the actors are talentless hacks. She-Hulk is briefly reassured when she finds a script lying around, reads it, and discovers that it's excellent, but then the director informs her that it's an old draft that was rejected for not having any songs in it.

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* ''TheSensationalSheHulk'' ''ComicBook/TheSensationalSheHulk'' #12 revolves around a movie being made about She-Hulk. The producer is meddling to secure his own investment, the director is a prima donna, and most of the actors are talentless hacks. She-Hulk is briefly reassured when she finds a script lying around, reads it, and discovers that it's excellent, but then the director informs her that it's an old draft that was rejected for not having any songs in it.
17th Dec '16 2:56:39 PM PaulA
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* ''TheSensationalSheHulk'' #12 revolves around a movie being made about She-Hulk. The producer is meddling to secure his own investment, the director is a prima donna, and most of the actors are talentless hacks. She-Hulk is briefly reassured when she finds a script lying around, reads it, and discovers that it's excellent, but then the director informs her that it's an old draft that was rejected for not having any songs in it.
23rd Oct '16 1:49:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'' ran an advice column called [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/ask-a-faulknerian-idiot-manchild,12248/ Ask A Faulknerian Idiot Manchild]]. In one, he recounts the night he spent with a bitter, drunken writer who had a case of this trope.

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' ran an advice column called [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/ask-a-faulknerian-idiot-manchild,12248/ Ask A Faulknerian Idiot Manchild]]. In one, he recounts the night he spent with a bitter, drunken writer who had a case of this trope.
20th Oct '16 4:52:00 PM WillBGood
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* ''Film/Birdman'' doesn't deal with Hollywood directly, but the title characters struggles with his past in Hollywood and his desire to be respected critically drive the film's conflicts.

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* ''Film/Birdman'' ''Film/{{Birdman}}'' doesn't deal with Hollywood directly, but the title characters struggles with his past in Hollywood and his desire to be respected critically drive the film's conflicts.
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