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Easy Riders Raging Bulls

Number of page: 512
Author: Peter Biskind
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684857084
Category: Performing Arts

In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. 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 Godfather, Chinatown, Shampoo, Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Jaws.Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: the startling success of Easy Rider and the equally alarming circumstances under which it was made, with drugs, booze, and violent rivalry between costars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda dominating the set; how a small production company named BBS became the guiding spirit of the youth rebellion in Hollywood and how, along the way, some of its executives helped smuggle Huey Newton out of the country; how director Hal Ashby was busted for drugs and thrown in jail in Toronto; why Martin Scorsese attended the Academy Awards with an FBI escort when Taxi Driver was nominated; how George Lucas, gripped by anxiety, compulsively cut off his own hair while writing Star Wars, how a modest house on Nicholas Beach occupied by actresses Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt became the unofficial headquarters for the New Hollywood; how Billy Friedkin tried to humiliate Paramount boss Barry Diller; and how screenwriter/director Paul Schrader played Russian roulette in his hot tub. It was a time when an

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About The Author

Peter Biskind is the author of five previous books, including Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. He is a contributor to Vanity Fair and was formerly the executive editor of Premiere magazine. He lives with his family in Columbia County, New York.


  • MiaCulpaMiaCulpa
    LibraryThing Review 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 ” to know that most people in
  • TonestapleTonestaple
    LibraryThing Review 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
  • madcurrinmadcurrin
    LibraryThing Review If you’re hoping for some insight into the creative decision making behind your favourite films, this is not the book for you. Easy Riders Raging Bulls is a squalid journey into the private lives of
  • CBJamesCBJames
    LibraryThing Review Before Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda made Easy Rider, Hollywood was controlled by the studio system. Directors were considered employees who worked for producers. While many of them became known for a
  • br77rinobr77rino
    LibraryThing Review The writing can be hard to follow, but the subject matter makes up for that. There’s an enormous amount of name-dropping, including names you probably never heard of before (producers, studio execs
  • iftyzaidiiftyzaidi
    LibraryThing Review Though the subheading of the book is ‘How the Sex n drugs n Rock n Roll Generation Saved Hollywood’ it may have more accurately been titled ‘How the Sex n Drugs n Rock n Roll Generation Saved
  • AndyAndy
    Review: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Having seen most of the movies mentioned in the book it was interesting to get the back-stories on their making. The generally sleazy & sensational tone made for a good read but I kept wondering how
  • echaikaechaika
    LibraryThing Review Rather too much gossip and trivia and not enough of his genuinely insightful interepretations of the radical shift in how movies were photographed and plotted in the 1960’s. Especially annoying is his
  • cinemamentatcinemamentat
    THE Book on 70s Cinema. If you are a fan of 70s cinema you need to read this book. Lots of great stories and behind the scenes info on your favorite films including Five Easy Pieces Easy Rider Jaws Raging Bull Mcabe and Mrs
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