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Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?

Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?In the opening minutes of the film adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Bruce Willis’s journalist Peter Fallow arrives in an inebriated state to the launch of his new book. Through a glorious, unbroken tracking shot, Fallow indulges […]

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Did Tom Wolfe Really Write Chris Farley’s Last Movie ‘Almost Heroes’?

Film fans might have been puzzled scanning IMDb on Tuesday after the death of Tom Wolfe, the beloved author of nonfiction and fiction best-sellers like “The Right Stuff” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities” that were adapted into memorable Hollywood movies.The movie site listed Wolfe, who died Monday at age 87, as the co-screenwriter of […]

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