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Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show

Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show
Your Price: $22.00 CDN
Author: Bob Odenkirk & David Cross with Brian Posehn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 1455526304
ISBN-13: 9781455526307

About the Book:

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have been involved with some of the best television projects ever: Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and of course Mr. Show. The dynamic duo, the co-creators of the highly influential, Emmy-nominated HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show, have teamed up for this collection of never-before-seen scripts, storyboards and unaired sketches that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put… Hollywood Said No! The book, which they wrote with Brian Posehn, takes you behind the scenes of the show, the movie that wasn't, and much more.

When the comedy program Mr. Show with Bob and David, also known as Mr. Show, came on the air in 1995, there was nothing like it. It was full of dark, subversive and riotously funny sketches tied together with bizarre and brilliant segues reminiscent of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Its influence on American comedy was enormous, and some of the regulars on Mr. Show have gone on to huge careers. Sarah Silverman and Jack Black, for instance, or Tom Kenney, who you might know as Spongebob Squarepants.

Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have gone on to find fame elsewhere with many projects – acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.

Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. 

And there's more! Hollywood Said No! includes a section of "constructive" notes written by a "studio executive," a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond (with contributions from co-star and co-writer Brian Posehn). Bob Odenkirk and David Cross also provide a section of reminiscences to add context and back story on what went right and what went wrong. For the first time ever, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the green light from Hollywood and ponder a world we can only dream about… and beyond!

What people say:

"By finally releasing these long overdue screenplays to the public Cross, Odenkirk and Poeshn have shown that in the end it's not really up to Hollywood executives or critics to judge the scripts. Hollywood Said No is a treasured tome for devotees, who for a brief moment can recapture the magic of Mr. Show. Hollywood can say no all it wants, but the fans say yes." — New York Daily News

"Mr. Show has a larger following now than it did in 1995, and the next best thing to new episodes is the book Hollywood Said No!, which includes two film scripts the duo wrote." — Rolling Stone

About the Author:

Robert John Odenkirk is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as smooth-talking lawyer Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul, and for the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, which he co-created and starred in with fellow comic and friend David Cross.

David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer. He is known primarily for his stand-up performances, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias Fünke in the sitcom Arrested Development.

Brian Edmund Posehn is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer, and stand-up comedian. He known for his recurring roles on Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, and The Sarah Silverman Program, and was a writer and performer on HBO's Mr. Show.