Mr. CSI : how a Vegas dreamer made a killing in Hollywood, one body at a time

by Zuiker, Anthony E., 1968-

Format: Print Book 2011
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Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 ZUIKER Anthony
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PS3626.U35 A3 2011
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The creator of CSIdelves into the mysteries of his father's tragic death and his own unlikelyrise in Hollywood using the very techniques he has honed by working on his hitshows, CSI, CSI: Miami,and CSI: New York.Deeply felt and insightful, Anthony Zuiker's searingmemoir of dreams and losses, successes and heartbreaks, is not only abehind-the-scenes look at television's most-watched drama, but an essentialguide for aspiring script writers and filmmakers, featuring practical tips andinspiring lessons to help tomorrow's writers succeed today. Fans of crimedramas, anyone who dreams of unraveling the mysteries of their own story, andeveryone who dreams of making it big will find themselves immediately drawn inby the one-of-a-kind story of the man who made it: Mr. CSI.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this raw and compelling memoir, Zuiker, the man behind the ubersuccessful CSI entertainment franchise, shares not only how he came to create the three hit television shows but also the details of his strained relationship with his father, who committed suicide in 2005, and his quest to discover why his father took his own life. Zuiker grew up in Las Vegas, raised by his mother after his dad split. Intelligent and competitive, he strove to excel at school and in many youthful business ventures, including penning greeting cards and coming up with advertising slogans for local businesses. Following stints at a brokerage firm and driving a tram for the Mirage hotel, Zuiker's creativity eventually led him to Los Angeles, where he sold his first screenplay. After watching a nonfiction cable show about crime scene investigators, Zuiker came up with the idea for a new kind of crime drama, one that would end up revolutionizing the television landscape. An inspiring look at how Zuiker's efforts and ingenuity brought about his incredible success.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The creator of TV's mega-popular CSI franchise, Zuiker brings his obvious skills as a writer to this memoir that will delight CSI fans. Zuiker begins with a death-the suicide of his father, who he hadn't seen for 25 years, on the same night that CSI is receiving a People's Choice Award and proceeds to skillfully weave his own upward struggle as a writer with his recollections and investigation of his father's downward struggle as a fringe player in the Las Vegas gambling scene. Following his own dictum for the best CSI scripts-"The facts always told the best story"-Zuiker gives an unsentimental account of his father's cruelty and desertion, his mother's valiant attempts to keep going, and his own lively stories from his time as a bellman at the Mirage hotel in Vegas (Quentin Tarantino was a "good tipper"). But the book's best section is his detailed account of the show's creation, from his first attempts at screenwriting and his early research with Vegas CSI investigators, to how the show was picked up by CBS after being rejected by every other major network. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Zuiker, Anthony E., -- 1968-
CSI, crime scene investigation (Television program)
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Television producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Harper Collins,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780061725494 (hbk.)
0061725498 (hbk.)
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