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I was hoping for a nuanced biography of the tyrannical mogul. Instead, I got a series of anecdotes with descriptions of successful Columbia movies thrown in. A lot of important details were skipped in order to paint a favorable picture.
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The late Bob Thomas is no Jeanine Basinger and here gives a light once-over to the life of Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn. Not an in-depth examination of Cohn, this book is more a collection of vignettes and war stories, light on detail and over before you know it. The narrator mispronounces many pedestrian words and proper names alike, which is jarring, and he has a nasal delivery. A good producer might have prevented the mispronunciations with some careful prep. Disappointing.