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The people's machine : Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rise of blockbuster democracy, Joe Mathews

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The people's machine : Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rise of blockbuster democracy
Title
The people's machine
Title remainder
Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rise of blockbuster democracy
Statement of responsibility
Joe Mathews
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The People's Machine, reporter Joe Mathews, who covered Schwarzenegger for the Los Angeles Times, tells the remarkable story of how direct democracy and a blockbuster style that is pure Hollywood have finally merged in California." "The People's Machine is a blockbuster of its own: an extraordinary, behind-the-scenes account - history and journalism - of how a movie star tried to bend the nation's largest state to his will. Watch as Schwarzenegger battles forces more relentless than any cinematic foe: the largest budget deficit in state history, cagey politicians, and unions who want to terminate the Terminator. As he does so, Schwarzenegger builds a new kind of political machine out of old materials - celebrity, money, consultants, and ballot measures designed to rally "the people" - and discovers the possibilities and perils of his kind of power. Schwarzenegger wins and loses, but even his defeats prove to be big."
  • "Mathews reports with unmatched access and whip-smart analysis on the blessings and curses of Schwarzenegger-style governance, and shows why the entire country should brace itself for blockbuster democracy."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Mathews, Joe
Dewey number
  • 979.4/054092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F866.4.S38
LC item number
M38 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwarzenegger, Arnold
  • California
  • Schwarzenegger, Arnold
  • Californie
  • Schwarzenegger, Arnold
  • Demokratie
  • Geschichte
  • Kalifornien
  • USA
  • Schwarzenegger, Arnold
  • Politik
  • Kalifornien
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The people's machine : Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rise of blockbuster democracy, Joe Mathews
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-431) and index
Contents
Prologue. Day one -- 1. As entertaining as a nickelodeon -- 2. Mad as hell -- 3. Free to choose -- 4. Pumping pup -- 5. Authenticity -- 6. End of days -- 7. The trailer campaign -- 8. A thing of beauty -- 9. Fiddling -- 10. Not gonna take it -- 11. A time for choosing -- 12. Make up, please -- 13. Back on track -- 14. Costco and the carrot people -- 15. All politics is "girlie men" -- 16. The Indians are ripping us off -- 17. Behind bars -- 18. Deal breaker -- 19. Musclebound -- 20. One big enchilada, whipped -- Epilogue. The reality of it
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 453 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036823713
Label
The people's machine : Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rise of blockbuster democracy, Joe Mathews
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-431) and index
Contents
Prologue. Day one -- 1. As entertaining as a nickelodeon -- 2. Mad as hell -- 3. Free to choose -- 4. Pumping pup -- 5. Authenticity -- 6. End of days -- 7. The trailer campaign -- 8. A thing of beauty -- 9. Fiddling -- 10. Not gonna take it -- 11. A time for choosing -- 12. Make up, please -- 13. Back on track -- 14. Costco and the carrot people -- 15. All politics is "girlie men" -- 16. The Indians are ripping us off -- 17. Behind bars -- 18. Deal breaker -- 19. Musclebound -- 20. One big enchilada, whipped -- Epilogue. The reality of it
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 453 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036823713

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