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by Peter Farrelly

ISBN: 0385490526
ISBN13: 978-0385490528
Language: English
Publisher: Main Street Books; 1st edition (April 20, 1998)
Pages: 368
Category: Humor
Subategory: Drollery

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Rating: 4.1
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Farrelly's master stroke in The Comedy Writer is making Henry as unsympathetic as most of the characters he runs into

Farrelly's master stroke in The Comedy Writer is making Henry as unsympathetic as most of the characters he runs into. This is not the story of a wide-eyed innocent thrown to the Hollywood sharks but of a bitter, frequently nasty hypochondriac who bites off more than he can chew and gradually realizes that almost anything is better than Hollywood's version of success. It's the kind of book that makes you want to take a shower, but you'll still be chuckling as you soap up. - -Simon Leake.

Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist. Along with his brother Bobby, the Farrelly brothers are mostly famous for directing and producing quirky comedy and romantic comedy films.

Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, collectively referred to as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors. Peter Farrelly has published books including Outside Providence and The Comedy Writer.

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The world had lost its beauty eir lives. The palm trees were dead, soulless. The awnings were filthy, the colors muted. I'd once read an article in which somebody called writing the response of a disturbed soul. It wasn't therapeutic, they claimed, it only made the agony worse. I didn't believe this when I read it, but now I wasn't sure

The Comedy Writer book. I really dig the movies the brothers Farrelly make, one can only hope Peter writes more books!

The Comedy Writer book. Dec 19, 2011 Charles rated it it was ok.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A Confederacy of Dunces meets The Player in an offbeat, sidesplittingly hilarious novel about making it against all odds in 1990s' Hollywood, by the co-writer/director of Dumb and Dumber. When Henry Halloran's girlfriend dumped him, his Boston-based life suddenly seemed pointless. He was thirty-two with a dead-end job, and nothing on the horizon. There was obviously only one place to go: Hollywood.

Peter Farrelly, Producer: Green Book. He has been married to Melinda Farrelly since December 31, 1996. They have two children. Peter Farrelly was born on December 17, 1956 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter John Farrelly. He is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), Sekaisin Marista (1998) and Nuija ja tosinuija (1994).

The Comedy Writer is the story of how Henry-armed with nothing more than a few ideas, a nothing-to-lose attitude, and the desire to be a. .Peter Farrelly is a screenwriter and director, and the author of the novel Outside Providence. He attended Providence College and Columbia University.

The Comedy Writer is the story of how Henry-armed with nothing more than a few ideas, a nothing-to-lose attitude, and the desire to be a screenwriter-joins myriad hopefuls in the City of Angels and achieves an . From the surreal squalor of his one-room pad at the Blue Terrace apartments, he encounters nympho starlets, death-obsessed Rollerbladers, philosophical midgets, scruple-free producers, and an unforgettably psychotic roommate named Colleen.

A Confederacy of Dunces meets The Player in an offbeat, sidesplittingly hilarious novel about making it against all odds in 1990s' Hollywood, by the co-writer/director of Dumb and Dumber.When Henry Halloran's girlfriend dumped him, his Boston-based life suddenly seemed pointless.  He was thirty-two with a dead-end job, and nothing on the horizon.  There was obviously only one place to go: Hollywood.The Comedy Writer is the story of how Henry--armed with nothing more than a few ideas, a nothing-to-lose attitude, and the desire to be a screenwriter--joins myriad hopefuls in the City of Angels and achieves an L.A.  kind of fame.  From the surreal squalor of his one-room pad at the Blue Terrace apartments, he encounters nympho starlets, death-obsessed Rollerbladers, philosophical midgets, scruple-free producers, and an unforgettably psychotic roommate named Colleen.Combining the mordant wit and insight of Nathanael West with the lyricism and irony of a postmodern Candide, The Comedy Writer is a bawdy romp around and through the dream factory, in which Henry learns that while talent and integrity may be relative terms, life does, after all, have meaning.Sure to appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of Hollywood success, who has found him- or herself a full-fledged adult without a clue for the future, or who ever thought Los Angeles might represent the end of modern civilization, The Comedy Writer is an incomparable comic tour de force marked by the kind of telling detail only a true insider can provide.
Comments:
Thundershaper
I bought this on someone's recommendation, and was surprised her reading tastes were so dis-similar to mine. The book was readable, but was the typical Guys to CA to find a new life, and look at what happens. I guess if you have lived in the LA area and in Beverly Hills, it is just old news. If you do not live in the area, I suppose you would find it interesting, and insiders look at what goes on in LA LA LAND.

Auau
This writer is my hero. I'm sick of reading books that are meant to look "writerly." An indecipherable slog this is not. It may not be the first assignment on an academia laundry list, but it is brilliant and well structured. It's obvious this dude knows what he's doing. Inventive, fast, funny and full of heart.

Ucantia
Crappy cover. A highly underrated read that's worthy of your time.

Malahelm
I have to admit, when I decided to start this book, my expectations were not at an all time high. Perhaps my subsequent delight with such wonderful novel clouds my opinion a little, but five stars is five stars and I loved this book.
Farrelly is best known as a successful screenwriter and director of such over-the-top comedies as There's Something About Mary and Kingpin. Now I really enjoyed both of those movies (as well as Dumb and Dumber), but they are hardly the stuff of a brilliant story-teller.
Or are they?
Having recently re-watched all three of Mr. Farrelly's films, one thing stands out beyond all else. The stories themselves are the most important thing. Sure, sure, you can write their stuff off as "gross-out" comedy, but look at the plots. A could-have been's life stops mattering because of one childhood mistake, something it takes a lifetime of humilation to get past. A man embarrasses himself on prom night and spends the next ten years mourning that one day when his whole life could have been turned around. In The Comedy Writer, there is a similar fixation with that one moment in time that has shaped a life. Something bad or sad or mortifying happened and now the person has become set on a path, no way out, this is who he has become. The Comedy Writer deals, much the way There's Something About Mary and Kingpin do, with a loser's effort to make something of himself--no matter what. It's not like he can get any lower--take the risk.
This novel has a depth and emotional resonance that might come as a surprise. It is dark and tragic in spots, light and silly elsewhere, with wonderful Hollywood dialogue and a perfectly timed first person narration. More than anything else, perhaps, if you are an aspiring young writer (or filmmaker) this book will speak truths you may already know, but try hard to supress. Deal with it. This work can even inspire you to continue

Cordantrius
I believe it was the great, beloved, and much missed Dorothy Parker who once said, "Hollywood -- its like paradise with a lobotomy." Its a thesis that has since been explored in several satirical books concerning the American film industry but never with quite the wonderfully deft combination of pathos and vulgarity as in Peter Farrelly's autobiographical novel The Comedy Writer. The book tells the story of Henry Halloran who, much like Farrelly, is an Irish Catholic from Providence, Rhode Island who, recovering from a bad break-up, impulsively moves to Los Angeles to try to recreate himself as a script writer. Within his first few weeks in L.A., Halloran's life is changed when he sees a suicidal woman standing atop a skyscraper and, despite his efforts, fails to keep the woman from jumping. He writes an article about her death that serves as both his first big break but also leads to him living with the dead woman's sister, the psychotic Colleen. Colleen is a truly fascinating character who manages to be strangely endearing, amazingly annoying, and quite frightening at the same time. As Halloran deals with his slutty, silicon-based neighbor (who basically has sex with with anything yet refuses to consider sleeping with him) and strikes up a rather bizarre friendship with a WASP actor who goes by the name Herb Silverman (out of a belief that the only way to make it in Hollywood is to pretend to be Jewish), he also gets a chance in a hilarious scene to pitch several script ideas to Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld (making devastating cameos as themselves) and, in the book's most unexpectedly sincere moments, to find God.
If all of this sounds a bit heavy, it should be remembered that this book is by the same man who co-created There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber. In short, the book is filled with outrageously raw humor but somehow, the vulgarity never feels out of place. Instead, it feels like a natural extension of living in a world (Hollywood) that seems to have been created specifically to showcase the lowest common denominators of pop culture. Instead, much like his better films, Farrelly combines the most potentially offensive of comedy with the most sincere of emotions and it creates a truly touching and exhilirating ride. Its not common to find a talent that can somehow follow up humor about a misplaced sperm sample with a touching passage about his faith in God. Luckily, Peter Farrelly appears to be such a talent and The Comedy Writer is indeed the perfect vehicule for that talent. All-and-all, an amazing and touching book that will surprise those who both love and loathe the films of the Farrelly Brothers.

Tat
I finally found this book at a Borders store, after looking in places like Waldenbooks. Anyway, I started it yesterday and finished it today, so already that must say SOMETHING good. It kept me involved because the characters and situations kept me interested. The plot didn't. It's really just a human story about a man's insecurities about a different place, and a deep guilt about losing someone. It's different from Peter Farrelly's movies, because it's darker, and at times, a downer. But it's not always like that, the characters are many and diverse. I especially liked Henry's agent. A big part of the book is Colleen, the psycho staying at Henry's house. She is written very well, and makes you wonder if even someone like HER would be on Howard Stern. So, all in all, you'll be happy with some of it, kind of down after the ending (it's realistic, hence not entirely happy), but overall you'll enjoy it.

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