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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls This down and dirty romp through Hollywood in the s introduces the young filmmakers Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Altman, and Beatty and recreates an era that transformed American culture forever


10 thoughts on “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

  1. says:

    However much is true, however much really happened that way, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls How The Sex N Drugs N Rock N Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind remains one of my favorite non fiction reads For those who hear film history and think Titanic, in 1967, the major American film studios were in such disarray and the counterculture seemed to be overturning conventions w


  2. says:

    This book is alternately fabulous and frustrating In the fabulous column, Biskind is to be commended for his incredibly thorough research 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 I love the way he puts across the story telling abilities of his interview


  3. says:

    The upshot of this book s negative reviews seems to be that it is too full of gossip I m trying to imagine someone who buys a book about the film industry and is surprised, much less disappointed, by encountering gossip.According to Biskind, the great party house in the early 70s was the little A frame Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt rented for 400 a month on Nicholas Beach near


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    Directors don t have much power any, the executives make unheard of amounts of money, and budgets areout of control than they ever were And there hasn t been a classic in ten yearsFrancis Ford CoppolaAfter Bonnie and Clyde opened, Stefan Kanfer defined the New Hollywood in the most perfect waydisregard for time honored pieties of plot, chronology, and motivation a promiscuous jumb


  5. says:

    My thoughts on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls can be summarized by two comparisons 1 Game Change Both books let gossip get in the way of solid storytelling Game Change would give paragraphs of great accounts of political strategy which is right in my wheelhouse then get sidetracked with anecdotes of how Elizabeth Edwards is a bitch, John Edwards is a dandy, and what Hilary Clinton wore


  6. says:

    The book had the potential to be awesome and interesting and really informative A lot of amazing movies were made in the 1970 s A lot of interesting things happened in Hollywood as to how movies were made, and the balances of power Picking up this book, that is what it alludes to be about It will talk about the New Hollywood directors Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola, etc etc, an


  7. says:

    Biskind s book disappointed me tremendously The author dwelled on bad behavior instead of providing key insights into film making It lacked social and historical context just passing mentions of Vietnam and the Manson killings, etc , despite the fact that the author must have done a tremendous amount of research Granted, a good portion of the players here are not admirable on a perso


  8. says:

    Biskind is really interested in drugs He s really interested in sexual exploits He s really interested in dollar amounts But he doesn t seem particularly interested in movies which is the sole reason we care about any of these people and events in the first place Overwritten on the sentence level, underwritten on the content level, and ultimately very, very tiresome.


  9. says:

    It stunned me to realise that it s over twenty years since this was published I have the original hardback, which means it s over twenty years since I read it That makes me feel old As if I should already be staggering around the garden, entertaining grandchildren with pieces of orange in my mouth.This charge through the world of New Hollywood of the 1970s remains a compulsive read Sta


  10. says:

    Peter Biskind is a yenta 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 When he does talk about how the movies changed, both in cinematography, plot development, in every way, Biskind is insightful and intelligent, but he doesn t dwell on such matters for very long.Worse, you re reading along abou


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