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Hitchcock by François Truffaut Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind The Great Movies by Roger Ebert Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris If Chins. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The. About Easy Riders, Raging Bulls. Based on hundreds of interviews with directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Hopper and Spielberg, as well as producers, stars.

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: If you want to know what a pain in the ass it was for Coppola to make ” Peeter Now”, or find trivial and pointless facts “Harold and Maude” was written by a pool cleaner cool, or just like to know the back story of some of the best films ever, dig up a copy of this Or steal it from Adam Bailey. Lost in La Mancha I find this revelation terribly disappointing—I need my illusions.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Ny 27, Elaine rated it liked it. Not all of it was completely useless, and some of it was quite riedrs, but it chea My thoughts on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls can be summarized by two comparisons: Overall, I’m glad I read all pages of this.

I found this to be a rather enjoyable documentary, but I didn’t learn anything I hadn’t already known.

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And your friends will tell you it is. To my shame, I am a great lover of celebrity gossip.

That’s not my fault. How Warren Beatty seduced America Add both to Cart Add both to List. Also, in the early pages, he says that Bob or someone married or lived with Toby or Polly or whomever. Says [Gray] Frederickson, “That was not the ragging Hollywood had ever done things before, and it freaked them out.


Most of the protagonists come off as jerks–Coppola, Bogdanovich, Spielberg, Ashby, etc. Yet his brilliance came at a cost. Until reading “Easy Riders, Raging bulls” I hadn’t realised how important “Bonnie and Clyde” was to the rise of the auteur. Also, I had to laugh at the way Biskind clucked his tongue at the excesses of guys like Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, and Francis Ford Coppola, only to turn around and mock Steven Spielberg ragin being a bisskind. But this is supposed to be a review of Easy Rider, Raging Bullso back on topic.

Peter Biskind is a yenta!

Ripped my guts out with its energy and beauty, and that’s what I’m personally looking for in a movie. The withering latter-end of s cinema gave birth to a short-lived area of mainstream pwter vision – the s was a decade wherein “the director was the star of the movie.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But this book describes a defining moment in American life, not only culturally but socially. Why is the public so stupid?

Most of those who enjoyed blockbuster success were crushed by that success. Peter Biskind bookKenneth Bowser. This guy was bad biwkind, and it’s no accident his films are almost completely forgotten today.

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Still, I do think it’s an absolute must-read for anyone mad on films. Edit Did You Know? Tales of personal degradation fit into this. Pictures at ppeter Revolution: The title is taken from films which bookend the era: These were things that it was just impossible to show in Hollywood films, whereas in European films, like Blow-Up, you saw pubic hair.

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I almost wonder just how accurate this book – surely they can’t all be this nuts? The book seems to be largely pulled together from extensive interviews Biskind has done with actors, producers, writers and directors so it does come across as very authoritative and it’s pretty hilarious that many of them having conflicting accounts of what went on there are quite a lot of instances of ‘X says this never happened’ after a quote from Y.


Like Game Change this information can be intriguing aesy often fun. A handful of mavericks dream of breaking the studios’ stranglehold, of making Art that will be screened across the world, but they are beguiled by mountains of cash and their own megalomania and by the time Star Wars hits, they’re finished.

For the directors, the author lays the heart of the 70s in the hands of two men: Beatty likes to fuck alot. I learned a lot of really fascinating gossip about some of my favorite American directors and the Dennis Hopper stories were off the hook. To ask other readers questions about Easy Riders, Raging Bullsplease biskin up. Aug 15, Nicole rated it liked it Recommends it for: Francis didn’t want to pete professionals, because he didn’t want The Godfather to look like other movies.

It focuses more on the directors and not the actors, which is good because most of the decent directors of that time were completely out of their minds. Biskind doesn’t do a great job of providing film analysis. Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate is a prime example. While they were falling apart he kept himself together and spent his time learning to play the game, getting the job done without the personal angst, self-destruction and B.