Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls : How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood

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Based on hundreds of interviews with directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Hopper and Spielberg, as well as producers, stars, studio executives, writers, spouses, ex-spouses, and girlfriends, this is the story of the crazy world that the directors ruled.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 38mm | 453g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • portraits
  • 0747544212
  • 9780747544210
  • 49,437

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Dennis Drabelle"The Washington Post Book World"Biskind's devourable book is that rarity, a Hollywood expose that you can read mouth agape, slurping up scandal and titillation so fast you're in danger of choking -- without feeling ashamed of yourself.show more

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In the late 1960s, Hollywood was still trying to maintain the studio system of the '40s and '50s, but in the real world things were changing and eventually even the ingrained old guard had to go, overthrown by the young Turks. It all started with Easy Rider, a film still after 30 years subject to much contention about who wrote what, and for the next years some of the finest American movies of all time were produced. But too much easy sex, money and drugs destroyed much of the young talent of that time, leaving us with the big-budget, cynical action films that fill the cinemas now. (Kirkus UK)show more

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This book was passed to me by a director friend of mine, being in the industry he thought it might interest me... and it certainly did. This is a book I never wanted to end. Easy Riders and Raging Bulls captures the era perfectly and the stories behind the stories are enthrawling. The effort and struggle between the end of the old hollywood and the beginning of the new hollywood directors and studios, pushing to make movies like Bonnie and Clyde, Jaws, Apocolypse Now, The Godfather and Starwars is an incredible readshow more
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