Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock 'N Roll Generation Save
CD - unabridged
Audio (20 discs)
Product Number: CB787
Released: Nov 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423371069
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented filmmakers such as Scorcese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including DeNiro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws, Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70's - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme. "Peter Biskind's great, scathing, news-packed history...is one hell of an elixir--salty with flavorsome gossip, sour with the aftertaste of misspent careers, intoxicating with one revelation after another...an 'A.'" --Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly

Professional reviews

"Dick Hill manages to remain enthusiastically engaged without becoming salacious as he reveals who slept with whom, who took too many drugs, and who was a vindictive bully in the Hollywood scene of the late '60s and '70s. At that time, the old studio system was upended, becoming the bailiwick of AUTEUR directors. Peter Biskind turns over some smut-encrusted rocks to get the dirt on directors Hal Ashby, Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Roman Polanski, and others. His approach is pure tabloid, revealing the secrets, insecurities, and excesses of the men and women who made some of the great ground-breaking films of the period, such as CHINATOWN, HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE GODFATHER. Hill deserves high marks for his expert reading of another wallow in Hollywood's dark side. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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