The Money Shot: A Play

The Money Shot A Play It s been years since either one s had a hit but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that The night before filming a big scene that will undoubtedly assure them a spot back

  • Title: The Money Shot: A Play
  • Author: Neil LaBute
  • ISBN: 9781468307221
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s been years since either one s had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that The night before filming a big scene that will undoubtedly assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar , Karen, her partner Bev, Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy meet in order to make an important decision how far will they let themselves gIt s been years since either one s had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that The night before filming a big scene that will undoubtedly assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar , Karen, her partner Bev, Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy meet in order to make an important decision how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain Sexy, daring, darkly hilarious and Neil LaBute s first officially billed comedy The Money Shot lands as sharp and hot as a paparazzo s camera flash in a starlet s eye.

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    About “Neil LaBute”

    1. Neil LaBute

      Neil LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright.Born in Detroit, Michigan, LaBute was raised in Spokane, Washington He studied theater at Brigham Young University BYU , where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints At BYU he also met actor Aaron Eckhart, who would later play leading roles in several of his films He produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London.In 1993 he returned to Brigham Young University to premier his play In the Company of Men, for which he received an award from the Association for Mormon Letters He taught drama and film at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the early 1990s where he adapted and filmed the play, shot over two weeks and costing 25,000, beginning his career as a film director The film won the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, and major awards and nominations at the Deauville Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Thessaloniki Film Festival, the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle.LaBute has received high praise from critics for his edgy and unsettling portrayals of human relationships In the Company of Men portrays two misogynist businessmen one played by Eckhart cruelly plotting to romance and emotionally destroy a deaf woman His next film Your Friends Neighbors 1998 , with an ensemble cast including Eckhart and Ben Stiller, was a shockingly honest portrayal of the sex lives of three suburban couples In 2000 he wrote an off Broadway play entitled Bash Latter Day Plays, a set of three short plays Iphigenia in orem, A gaggle of saints, and Medea redux depicting essentially good Latter day Saints doing disturbing and violent things One of the plays was a much talked about one person performance by Calista Flockhart This play resulted in his being disfellowshipped from the LDS Church He has since formally left the LDS Church.LaBute s 2002 play The Mercy Seat was one of the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks Set on September 12, it concerns a man who worked at the World Trade Center but was away from the office during the attack with his mistress Expecting that his family believes that he was killed in the towers collapse, he contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover Starring Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver, the play was a commercial and critical success.LaBute s latest film is The Wicker Man, an American version of a British cult classic His first horror film, it starred Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn and was released on September 1, 2006 by Warner Bros Pictures to scathing critical reviews and mediocre box office.He is working with producer Gail Mutrux on the screen adaptation of The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff.

    608 thoughts on “The Money Shot: A Play”

    1. Several years ago, an actor told me that the key to finding the humor in a ridiculous character is to remember that the character never considers himself ridiculous. Given that the guy played an absolutely hilarious Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, he knew of what he spoke.It's also an insight missing from The Money Shot that would have served the play well.The Money Shot – purportedly a comedy, more a long, meandering throat-clearing exercise – has some good lines. But people who live in [...]


    2. I don't necessarily consider myself a huge fan of LaBute, but looking at his oeuvre, realize I have read and/or seen practically everything he's written. In this, his first self-proclaimed comedy, LaBute pulls out all his typical nasty stops in skewering Hollywood. While some have complained about LaBute's misogyny, and this contains some uncomfortably homophobic sections, it is clear from the fact that these are placed in the mouth of a Neanderthal action star who is so dumb he thinks Belgium i [...]


    3. I don't really read contemporary plays, so this was a bit of an experiment. It was ok. Two couples in Hollywood sit down to have dinner and discuss an upcoming sex scene two of them are involved in.



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