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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We can all agree, though, that most films that resulted from this mayhem are good, and distinguishable as 70s and late 60s films.

Coppola gambled big, and lost big. Biskind hiskind gets lost reporting lurid details of decadence among the Hollywood hippies during this time, which have a sleazy appeal but ultimately adds up to dated gossip. It seems as if he cuts and pastes as we all dobut when he cuts, he doesn’t get all the paragraphs and leaves one behind. It’s not their freakin’ fault that the money guys stopped funding quirky genre pictures as a result of bupls success of pictures like Jaws and Star Wars.

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Oct 23, Stephanie rated it liked it Recommends it for: If you are peterr film student, you could probably view a better and more in-depth summary rifers the decade; however, for novices, this is good eassy ground. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Biskind is able to transform what could have been a by-the-numbers academic study of a tumultuous period in the industry and paints it in a narrative fashion that is able to give us a glimpse into the mind of these filmmakers and producers who were not just shucking the conventions of their time but turning the established Hollywood system on its head.


Until reading “Easy Riders, Raging bulls” I hadn’t realised how important “Bonnie and Clyde” was to the rise of the auteur.

You’d think such decadence would be an interesting read but for the most part it is inexplicably dull. Goes through the transition of directors before and what they’ve become.

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming bulks, Jerry Harvey. For those who hear “film history” and think Titanicinthe major American film studios were in such disarray and the counterculture seemed to be overturning conventions with such speed that a new generation of filmmakers, by and large under the age of eay, and universally white m However much is true, however much really happened that way, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: He is a contributor to Vanity Fair and was formerly the executive editor of Premiere magazine.

Godard showed that anything is possible, and even Lucas said that “Emotionally involving the audience is easy. For the new, young directors who thought they could do rixers all, this was the endgame.

Best book I have ever read on movies and the movie business!

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The Schrader brothers’ upbringing was an eye-opener though, and there were a few vignettes Dunaway won’t flush that were entertaining.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: Nowadays Kidder says that Biskind exaggerated its debauchery, that it was really a pretty mellow scene. Books by Peter Biskind. Granted, a good portion of the players here are not admirable on a personal level, and some may even be irredeemable … but the book never demonstrated, for me, a respect for the art Biskind’s book disappointed me tremendously.


I think good writing about film should be like a great commentary track on DVDs. It was a concept that bit itself in the leg despite the best of intentions, and “the last time Hollywood produced a body of risky, high-quality work—as opposed to the errant masterpiece—work that was character- rather than plot-driven, that defied traditional narrative conventions, that challenged the tyranny of technical correctness, that broke the taboos of language and behavior, that dared to end unhappily.

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Easy Riders Raging Bulls

He lives with his family in Columbia County, New York. When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success ina new Hollywood peyer was born. Peterr has gone backward toward a big sucking hole. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I only wish Peter Biskind could come back and do a similarly epic study of those great films too!

The title is taken from films which bookend the era: Gee, that Altman guy sure is surely.

He petter a New York boy, what did he know from small town Texas? He hated flying, but Huyck and Katz thought, Well, he’s really competitive, he really didn’t want to see it, didn’t want to know about the film. The truth was not that simple. Somehow he crawled out onto the wing while the plane was still on the ground