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Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession.

Open Wide

Dade Hayes & Jonathan Bing Jonathan L. Bing is a politician and member of the United States Democratic Party representing the 73rd Assembly District of the New York State Assembly. Bing's district comprises Manhattan's Upper East Side, East Midtown, Sutton Place and Turtle Bay.  

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Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became A National Obsession is the tell-it-like-it-is story of how the millions of dollars and literally years of work behind Hollywood summer movies finally all come down to a fierce popularity competition--a competition whose success is measured by the size of the opening weekend box office gross. Focusing especially on the elaborate case study of one weekend's box office face-off between Terminator (1) A character that ends a string of alphanumeric characters.

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 3, Legally Blonde 2, and Brad Pitt's Sinbad in thousands of theaters across America, Open Wide reveals the nitty nit 1  
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 of clashing titans and the individuals who put so much of their heart, soul, and reputation into movies. Movie buffs The name Buffs can mean:
  • Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), a British army unit
  • Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
  • Buffs Company, a Rifle Company of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada that parades out of Dalton Armoury in Scarborough.
 and film fans are treated to a fascinating peek behind the curtaink where the power struggles resemble the royal intrigues of antiquity.
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Date:Nov 1, 2004
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