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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When he does talk about how the movies changed, both in cinematography, plot development, in every way, Biskind is insightful roders intelligent, but he doesn’t dwell on such matters for very long.

To a man, they are portrayed as selfish, ruthless, megalomaniacal, self-destructive. Ir-regardless, it is an excellent account of the film industry revolution during the ridwrs and 70’s. 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.

This book was poorly written, to say the least. A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition.

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My thoughts on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls can be summarized by two comparisons: Aug 15, Nicole rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is supposed to be a history of the change in movie-making from the studio system to the “auteur” method. Unfortunately this is less of the untold story of the birth of the Auteur directors of 70’s you know the ones Some of them seem to have realized their failures and flaws, others not so much.


It will talk about the New Hollywood directors – Scorsese, Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola, etc etc, and what they did to movies, how they challenged the studio system, how they made some of their most famous mov The book had the potential to be awesome and interesting and really informative. Learn more More Like This.

Many of the filmmakers documented went on to have big careers, win Academy Awards, get their films added to the National Film Registry i. One part cultural anthropology, one part film criticism, one part gossip rag. Mar 26, Luis Paez rated it really liked it.

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This page was last edited on 9 Novembereasyy Thirty years of writing on film and culture from one of America’s most incisive writers ; rasy Star: The gossipy anecdotes are plentiful and quite juicy, and I also found myself discovering facts I hadn’t heard before: Bhlls Friedkin comes off as one of the worst human beings who ever lived, a petulant jerk prone to screaming fits of rage who manage to insult every hand that fed him.

He is a contributor to Vanity Fair and was formerly the executive editor of Premiere magazine. Documentary about the art of film editing. Script writers ceased to be disposable and it was important for them to dive headfirst into their work, instead of considering it as a some sort of cheap job on the way biskindd literature. Several of the film-makers profiled peger the book have criticized Biskind.

If you want to know what a pain in the ass it was for Coppola to make ” Apocalypse Now”, or eaging trivial and pointless facts “Harold and Maude” was written by a pool cleaner cool, or just like to know the back story of some of the best films ever, dig up a copy of this Or steal it from Adam Bailey. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.


I found this to be a rather enjoyable documentary, but I didn’t learn anything I hadn’t already known.

A Life in Pictures Those interested in the nuts and bolts of the industry — as well as the flesh and fantasy biekind Hollywood — should find ER,RB a rewarding read. The book tells the story of how Taxi Driver, Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, The Godfather and their ilk were made, and how they changed both Hollywood and the world outside of it. Start dealing with that.

So we came out, I said to George, ‘So whaddya think? That’s what the book sets itself up to be, but that is not what it is about at all.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

That’s not my fault. It seems as if it might be intended as chronological order, but each chapter zips all around in biskinnd. Harris writes about the movies, Biskind writes about people who makes the movies and the fucked up shit they do. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?