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    DescriptionHere is Hollywood over the last three decades - the superfreaks, lowlifes, charlatans, and the occasional geniuses who have left their bite marks on American culture, as refracted through the trajectory of Peter Biskind's career. Biskind began as a radical journalist and film critic. Now he can legitimately describe himself - as he does in the autobiographical introduction to this book - as a 'recovering celebrity journalist'. At the heart of the book are the likes of Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, Sue Mengers, and uber-producer Don Simpson, all of whom Biskind portrays in great Dickensian detail, charting how they have had a simultaneously strangulating and liberating effect on the industry.


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    Title
    Gods and Monsters
    Subtitle
    Thirty Years of Writing on Film and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Biskind
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 262 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747580942
    ISBN 10: 0747580944
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBWF
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBWF
    DC22: 791.430979494
    Thema V1.0: ATF
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Biskind is the author of four previous books. Currently a contributor to Vanity Fair, he was formerly the executive editor of Premiere and has written for numerous publications. He lives in Columbia County, New York.
    Review quote
    'If there is a better book about the inside of the film industry I'd like to see it.' SUNDAY TIMES on EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS 'Without question, the non-fiction book of the year superbly written a fascinating piece of cultural history brimming with snippets of very juicy gossip.' SUNDAY TIMES on EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS 'Biskind's book is prolix, gossipy, informed, funny and sour; a backstage epic that makes your jaw drop.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A total page-turner. The anecdotes, the characters, the fights, the stress of independent film-making are all here in their full-bloodedness.' INDEPENDENT