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    Uc Hopper: Chasing a Twisted American Dream (Hardback) By (author) Tom Folsom, By (author) Andy Greenberg


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    DescriptionA roaring ride through the life of the actor, artist, and iconoclast that was Dennis Hopper. Charting his untamed career and his Zelig-like appearance in every twist and turn of American popular culture from the 1950s to his death, this biography portrays the life of Dennis Hopper as a great American story, populated by some of the most illustrious and visible icons that define our national identity. While filming "Rebel Without a Cause," Hopper befriended James Dean, finding in Dean the inspiration for his own rebellion. At thirty- one, Hopper wrote, directed, and starred in his first movie, the revolutionary Easy Rider. He marched with Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery; was arrested countless times for carrying firearms and for disorderly conduct in Taos; and met with Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister of Russia, to discuss modern art. A prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor, he was an early collector of pop art and, after purchasing one of Andy Warhol's first Campbell's soup can canvases for seventy-five dollars, Hopper went on to build one of the most eclectic contemporary art collections in the country. As an early champion of hip-hop, Hopper counted Ice-T as one of his close friends, and produced and directed in the seminal gang film "Colors." From film to politics to art to music, Hopper carved out his own rules, moved to his own rhythm, and lived out his strange and strangely idealistic version of the American dream. Full of hundreds of first-person accounts from the wide array of people he knew and worked with, including "Easy Rider" costar Peter Fonda, "Blue Velvet" director David Lynch, and Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall, this is an unconventional biography of a very unconventional life.

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    Uc Hopper
    Chasing a Twisted American Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Folsom, By (author) Andy Greenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780525952299
    ISBN 10: 0525952292

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC classification: PN
    DC21: 364.168
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 790
    B&T Approval Code: C07521500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    Dutton Books
    Imprint name
    Dutton Books
    Publication date
    13 September 2012