Magic Time by Hawk Koch audiobook

Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood

By Hawk Koch , with Molly Jordan
Read by Hawk Koch

Blackstone Publishing 9781642933024

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/11/2020

    ISBN: 9781094080482

  • Available on 02/11/2020

    ISBN: 9781094080475

  • Available on 02/11/2020

    ISBN: 9781094080499

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Hawk Koch is a renowned film producer who has served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has produced some of the most iconic films of all time, including The Way We Were, Chinatown, Heaven Can Wait, Gorky Park, and Wayne’s World, among many others. He was born into the business, the son of legendary Howard W. Koch, who ran Frank Sinatra’s production company, was head of Paramount Studios, and was president of the Academy. Growing up, Hawk was dealt an immense amount of privilege and was met with the challenge of living up to his father’s name. Howard wasn’t communicative with his children, which left Hawk a sizable hole in the experience of who he was.

Just shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hawk realized that he was depressed, a mess, and unfulfilled. Following the advice of a friend, Hawk visited a rabbi. “Who are you?” the rabbi asked. Driving home, Hawk realized he was about to find out. Hawk was finally able to confront his inner demons and reevaluate his life, and he was bar mitzvah-ed for the first time.

Magic Time: My Life in Hollywood is the story of a father and a son and the lasting impact that that relationship carries, against the backdrop of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I can personally relate to this moving journey of a man learning to step out from under a father’s shadow. But Magic Time is also filled with fun, surprising stories that only a deep insider could tell.” Jane Fonda, Oscar Award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author
"Magic Time recounts what I remember about Hawk: someone who never took an opportunity for granted and worked hard to achieve success in his own right. Plus, he was a lot of the fun, and, as the book reflects, we had some memorable adventures.” Robert Redford, Oscar Award-winning actor and director, founder of the Sundance Institute & Film Festival
“I found the book profoundly moving and insightful about not only the entertainment industry but human nature. Bravo and congratulations!” Gale Anne Hurd, producer of Terminator and The Walking Dead

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Author

Author Bio: Hawk Koch

Author Bio: Hawk Koch

Hawk Koch is a veteran movie producer involved with the making of more than sixty major films. He is a former president of both the Motion Picture Academy and Producers Guild, and he serves on the board of Motion Picture & Television Fund, AMC Theatres, and Cast & Crew.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English