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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You definitely wouldn’t want to have been a woman around any of them. Add to that his breezy habit of irders about Bob or whomever,but unfortunately, there are several Bobs and after the first 50 pages, when he mentions “Bob” you don’t always know which one he meant.

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However much is true, however much really happened that way, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: Clearly, Spielberg and Lucas have tremendous talent, as well as a deep respect for filmmaking.

See and discover other items: How he got an interview with producer Bert Schneider is beyond my comprehension — the guy is a total recluse, and one of the most fascinating figures in Hollywood history.

But this book describes a defining moment in American life, not only culturally but socially. Ripped my guts out with its energy and beauty, and that’s what I’m personally looking for in a movie. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Miramax, Sundance, and the rise of independent film ; Gods and Monsters: Don’t have a Kindle?

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Apr 03, Jason Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves: Beautiful work Mr Biskind!

A Decade Under the Influence Biskind’s use of gossip is a bit more justifiable. No trivia or quizzes yet.


How Warren Beatty seduced America A Life in Pictures This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat For the most part they were driven, tortured souls, who plotted, schemed and bluffed their way to their opportunities. There are some really amazing stories of some of the best films made in the seventies and the people that made them. None better than the test screening of Star Wars in Fasy Francisco.

The financial success of the movie seemed to spawn a new generation of artistic, low-budget films — Scorsese and Coppola seemingly leading the revolution onwards.

But I do riderd the film industry and the people in it fascinating so it didn’t really impede my enjoyment.

Most movie books are about the actors we see on-screen; this one paints a detailed picture of the up-and-coming directors from the late s to the mids. The fact that mainstream producers insisted that every subsequent movie draw record crowds is what drove the nail in the coffin of 70s cinema.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Rabing documentary – based on the best-selling book – offers an in-depth analysis of the film-making process of the s Pictures at a Revolution: Just keep this in mind even if there’s no intention to read this book. 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 ridera The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.

The matters of actual substance in terms of how these movies got made and how they affected the industry play second fiddle to the “drama” the author makes a big deal of revealing.

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Not all of it was completely useless, and some of it was quite fun, but it cheapened the value of peteg work in my mind. Many of the filmmakers documented went on to have big careers, win Academy Awards, get their films added to the National Film Registry i. Search for ” Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: Jul 27, Paul rated it did not like it Shelves: Start your free trial.


References to this book New Hollywood Cinema: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Full Cast and Crew. War stories and life lessons from the industry’s top writers. This is a page-turning record of the self-indulgent personalities who did it and how they did it.

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are more or less thrown under the bus by the author as the “men who ruined Hollywood. Francis Ford Coppola had an incredible track record in the s.

Wow, Francis Ford Coppola is a prima donna. The gossipy anecdotes are plentiful and quite juicy, and I also found myself discovering facts I hadn’t heard before: Overall, I’m glad I read all pages of this.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls was the basis of a documentary film of the same name. He was a genius, but also a tyrant.

If everything in “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” is indeed true, then every movie director especially the great directors is a walking nightmare Both books let gossip get riedrs the way of solid storytelling. The book is hefty with gossip of all kinds, which is too bad because he’s talking about the revolution in films in the 60’s to early 80’s.

But it gets in the way of the movies.