Easy Riders Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock 'N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

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Simon and Schuster, 1999 M04 4 - 506 páginas
When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s -- an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both onscreen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age.
MARTIN SCORSESE ON DRUGS: "I did a lot of drugs because I wanted to do a lot, I wanted to push all the way to the very very end, and see if I could die."
DENNIS HOPPER ON EASY RIDER: "The cocaine problem in the United States is really because of me. There was no cocaine before Easy Rider on the street. After Easy Rider, it was everywhere."
GEORGE LUCAS ON STAR WARS: "Popcorn pictures have always ruled. Why do people go see them? Why is the public so stupid? That's not my fault."
 

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Biskind does a good job conveying the drug-crazed environment that fueled the 70s Hollywood scene and convincingly argues that it was a unique period that relied on counterculture and collapsed under ... Leer comentario completo

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You can say Peter Biskind is being a jerk to the generation of filmmakers who revolutionized Hollywood in the 1970s with this gossipy, mean yet thorough retelling of the rise and crash of "The New ... Leer comentario completo

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Knockin on Heavens Door
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Before the Revolution
23
Who Made Us Right?
52
Exile on Main Street
81
The Moviegoer
110
The Man Who Would Be King
143
Like a Rolling Stone
169
Sympathy for the Devil
197
Citizen Cain
286
Star Bucks
316
Coming Apart
346
The Eve of Destruction
376
We Blew It
408
Cast of Characters
441
Selected Filmography of Directors 19671982
447
Index
483

The Gospel According to St Martin
225
The Revenge of the Nerd
255
Photo Credits
507
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Peter Biskind is the former executive editor of Premiere and former editor in chief of American Film. He is the author of two previous books, Seeing Is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties and The Godfather Companion. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.

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