Making Tootsie by Susan Dworkin
A Film Study with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

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“A perceptive and provocative work.”
Los Angeles Times

“A stunning job of research, observation and reporting.”
—Larry Gelbart, co-writer of Tootsie and writer on TV’s “M*A*S*H*”

“This fluid, marvelously detailed book goes a long way toward explaining why Tootsie has already achieved a reputation as a classic film comedy.”

Making Tootsie is back, three decades after the creation of the blockbuster Hollywood motion picture that the American Film Institute rated as #2 on its list of the 100 Best Comedies of All Time (second only to Some Like it Hot). Playwright, author, and Ms. magazine contributing writer Susan Dworkin was granted unprecedented access to the film set, the cast, and the crew during the filming and through post-production of the 1982 classic, and her riveting, detailed chronicle offers a fascinating window into the art of movie making—as well as painting indelible portraits of the two main men who made Tootsie happen: director Sidney Pollack and star Dustin Hoffman. No movie buff, film historian, student, or fan will want to miss Making Tootsie.


About Susan Dworkin

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Susan Dworkin's documentary She's Nobody's Baby won the coveted Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. Making Tootsie was her first book. Her later books included The Viking in the Wheat Field, Miss America, 1945: The Bess Myerson Story, The Nazi Officer's Wife, Double De Palma and the novels Stolen Goods and Desperately Seeking Susan. She lives in New York City.
Published August 28, 2012 by Newmarket Press. 163 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Dworkin, a contributing editor at Ms. magazine, was on the set of Tootsie during much of its production—but, though dotted with intriguing work-in-progress details (lines changed, scenes improvised, etc.), this short ""film study"" is disappointingly spotty and superficial, most of it readi...

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