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    DescriptionPeter Biskind authored two of the most talked about and read books of the last decadeEasy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-'n'-Roll Generation Saved Hollywood and its bestselling sequel Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film. Gods and Monsters chronicles the cause and courses of Hollywood over the last three decadesthe super freaks, lowlifes, charlatans and occasional geniuses who have left their bite mark on American culture, as refracted through the trajectory of Peter Biskind's career. The ghosts of McCarthyism and the blacklist haunt Gods and Monsters as do the casualties of the counterculture and the New Hollywoodthe story of Sue Menges, the '70s "super-agent" whose career went mysteriously south, is extraordinarily poignant, as is the example of Terence Malick, whose light shone so brightly in the same period but then disappeared until 1997's The Thin Red Line. But at the heart of the book are the likes of Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and Quentin Tarantino and uber-producers Don Simpson and Harvey Weinstein and their excess lifestyles, 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 from One of America's Most Incisive Writers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Biskind
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560255451
    ISBN 10: 1560255455
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    DC21: 791.4309
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 791.4309
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    Edition statement
    First Trade Pap.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Imprint name
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Publication date
    08 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York