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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Until reading “Easy Riders, Raging bulls” I hadn’t realised how important “Bonnie and Clyde” was to the rise of the auteur. However, I didn’t need to read “Easy Riders This is supposed to be a history of the change in movie-making from the studio system to the “auteur” method. What I chiefly learned from this book is that Hollywood truly is an amoral swamp and there Account Options Sign in.

An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll onscreen and offEasy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Easy Riders Raging Bulls: Simon and SchusterApr 4, – Performing Arts – pages.


Ina low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: It was a time when an “anything goes” experimentation prevailed both on the screen and off. After the success of Easy Rider, young film-school graduates suddenly found themselves in demand, and directors such as Francis Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese became powerful figures.

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Even the new generation of film stars — Nicholson, De Niro, Hoffman, Pacino, and Dunaway — seemed a breed apart from the traditional Hollywood actors. Ironically, the renaissance would come to an end with Jaws and Star Wars, hugely successful films that would create a blockbuster mentality and crush innovation. 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.

Never before have so many celebrities talked so frankly about one another and about the drugs, sex, and money that made so many of them crash and burn. By turns hilarious and shocking, Easy Riders, Raging Biskin is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Hollywood at work and play.


Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Selected pages Table of Contents. Contents Knockin on Heavens Door.

Who Made Us Right? Exile on Main Street.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: Peter Biskind: Bloomsbury Publishing

Like a Rolling Stone. Sympathy for the Devil.

The Eve of Destruction. Selected Filmography of Directors The Gospel According to St Martin.

The Revenge of the Nerd. Peter Biskind Snippet view – Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and-rock-‘n’-roll Generation References to this book New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction Geoff King Limited preview – Cinema and cultural modernity Gill Branston Snippet view – He is the author of two previous books, Seeing Is Believing: He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

He lives in New York City. Knockin on Heavens Door.