Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls : 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

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One of the most exhilarating periods in film history began with Dennis Hopper's groundbreaking "Easy Rider" in 1969 and ended with Scorsese's masterpiece "Raging Bull" in 1980, with Beverly Hills shrouded under a blanket of cocaine: at least, that's how it seemed. Based on interviews with all the Hollywood players of the time, this is the story of creativity and excess in Hollywood, when Coppola, Bogdanovich, Scorsese, Lucas, Hopper, Altman and Spielberg were at the height of their powers. Recounted with refreshing candour, those involved talk about their rise to glory and the sex, drugs and money that made so many of them crash and burn.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 570g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21st Birthday Celebratory ed
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0747590141
  • 9780747590149
  • 1,254,993

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'If there is a better book about the inside of the film industry I'd like to see it' Sunday Times 'Biskind has delivered what will become the seminal account of one of the strangest, most exciting decades in American cinema history' Empire 'Thrilling history of the New Hollywood of the 1970s a must-read insider account of the film business' Independent 'Without question, the non-fiction book of the year that just happens to be brimming with snippets of very juicy gossip' The Times
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About Peter Biskind

Peter Biskind is the author of three other books including the recent Down and Dirty Pictures. 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.
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"If there is a better book about the inside of the film industry I d like to see it." (Sunday Times)
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