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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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind

I wasn’t there; I can’t testify to the truth of every detail, but I can tell you that it is a riveting read. Must redeem within 90 days. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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.

Worse, you’re reading along about one topic and suddenly there is biskjnd paragraph about another time or other people which you may vaguely recall Peter Biskind is a yenta! Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond.

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Coppola, Scorsese, DE Palma, ect. A handful of mavericks dream of breaking the studios’ stranglehold, of making Art that will be screened across the world, but they biskkind beguiled by mountains of cash and their own megalomania and by the time Star Wars hits, they’re finished.


Yet Evans too was mired in drug problems that took the wind out of his sails and gave his life nothing but trouble.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: Peter Biskind: Bloomsbury Publishing

They are extremely lucky AIDS wasn’t much of a thing until the 80’s. Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. Like the 70s and the film that helped define it, this book is a slightly incoherent, somewhat frustrating, and for all of that engrossing mess.

He is so interested in the naughty activities of ‘s Hollywood that he seems to have forgotten what he set out to do and focuses all his attention on tattle-telling. Goes through the transition of directors before and what they’ve become.

Who Made Us Right? This is supposed to be a history of the change in movie-making from the studio system to the “auteur” method. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: A look at s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

May 12, Briggs rated it really liked it Eady it for: However vy is true, however much really happened that way, Easy Riders, Rabing Bulls: He was in the habit of buttonholing studio types at parties and hectoring them about the industry–it was rotting from within, it was dead–the Ancient Mariner on acid.


There was no cocaine before Easy Rider on the street. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. An insider look at Hollywood and film-making in the ‘s, with a particular emphasis on the major directors and producers of the era, it’s a vicious and nasty piece of work.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

This tome is a no-holds-barred, tell-all expose on the failures, successes, and excesses of those involved, as the “New Hollywood” directors negotiated studio politics, created amazing cinema, made millions – and sometimes lost it again. Unfortunately this is less of the untold story of the birth of the Auteur directors of 70’s you know the ones He is the author of two previous books, Seeing Is Believing: But when they ceased laying those eggs, they were slaughtered.

Biskind’s use of gossip is a bit more justifiable. But this book describes a defining moment in American life, not only culturally but socially. Then there is legendary producer Robert Evans.

In its ten-year span, the decade would produce some of the finest motion pictures ever made.