Hitchcock by François Truffaut Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind The Great Movies by Roger Ebert Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris If Chins. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The. About Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. Based on hundreds of interviews with directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Hopper and Spielberg, as well as producers, stars.

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Pauline Kael said it well: The book follows Hollywood on the brink of the Vietnam Warwhen a group of young Hollywood film directors known as the “movie brats” are making their names.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book allowed me to indulge in that passion whilst still retaining literary respectability on rabing bus. And there’s just about no insight into the films. Trying to follow the author’s train of thought is like trying to follow a dog’s train of thought in a park full of squirrels. This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat If the fat was trimmed, these stories could be told in a quarter of the length.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a riderx. Leaving aside the salacious details, and boy, are there some, this is a quite fascinating look at how I always wonder how this book ever got published, because I don’t think there’s anything good in it about any of the directors and actors highlighted therein.

Thirty years of writing on film and culture from one of America’s most biskinf writers ; and Star: It will talk about the New Hollywood directors – Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola, etc etc, and what they did to movies, how they challenged the studio system, how they hulls some of their most famous mov The book had the potential to be awesome and interesting and really informative.


Dec 30, Tim Boroughs rated it it was amazing. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Raginb Driver, and Jaws.

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This tome is a no-holds-barred, tell-all expose on the failures, successes, and excesses of those involved, as the “New Hollywood” directors negotiated studio politics, created amazing cinema, made millions – and sometimes lost it again.

But this book describes a defining moment in American life, not only culturally but socially.

But it gets in bulld way of the movies. I only wish Peter Biskind could come back and do a similarly epic study of those great films too! I Knew It Was You: Retrieved August 3, It was foggy, and the flight to San Francisco was delayed. Why am I not acting?

Audible Download Audio Books. Biskind really does his work, getting superstars like Warren Beatty and Steven Spielberg on the record as well as those who worked behind the scenes–like film editors Marcia Lucas and Paul Hirsch–who never became famous.

With the effects and sound finally finished, Lucas screened it again at the Northpoint, just like Graffiti. How he got an interview with producer Bert Schneider is beyond my comprehension — the guy is a total recluse, and one of the most fascinating figures in Hollywood history. It lacked social and historical context just passing mentions of Vietnam and the Manson killings, etc. But if you’re going to lay the blame for its demise with anyone, put it the door of the people who fail to finance great pictures, instead of the ones who have the courage to make them.


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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. These Amazing Shadows Many of the filmmakers documented went on to have big careers, win Academy Awards, get their films added to the National Film Registry i. But if we’d gotten them before, they would have died.

Biskind doesn’t do a great job of providing film bixkind. We’re having breakfast at nine. Pages with related products. I found it interesting that the two guys featured here who were the squeaky clean family oriented ones Lucas and Spielberg who the author berated for ruining Hollywood, ended up making the more commercially successful films.

Drugs and sex are strewn all over this book, along with raging paranoia, mental illness, massive egotism, and incredibly bad behavior by some pretty crappy people. I mean, if you’re going to argue that drugs and alcohol derailed the careers of some fine directors, you can’t then chastise the one guy who led a squeaky-clean existence.

Buy the selected items together This item: In a decade where filmmakers had creative freedom and were expressing themselves however they pleased, De Palma was a sort of a counter-balance, keeping the genre stuff alive whilst people spent time making dramas.

Several of the film-makers profiled in the book have criticized Biskind. I’m not a fan of non-fiction authors who make their stances known, especially if the manner is bitter and unfairly inculpatory. Only George Lucas ended up with the financial clout to create his own movie empire, and even he is enslaved to Star Wars.