"Rolling Thunder" Logbook
By (author) Sam Shepard
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Rolling Thunder Logbook by Sam Shepard
Book DescriptionIn the autumn of 1975, when "New England is festering with Bicentennial madness," Bob Dylan and his Rolling Thunder Revue-a rag-tag variety show that Dylan envisioned as a traveling gypsy circus-toured twenty-two cities across the Northeast. Swept up in the motley crew, which included Joni Mitchell, Mick Ronson, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, was playwright Sam Shepard, ostensibly hired to write, on the spot, the script for a Fellini-esque, surreal movie that would come out of the tour. The script never materialized, but throughout the many moods and moments of his travels with Dylan and his troupe, Shepard kept an impressionistic "Rolling Thunder Logbook" of life on the road. Illuminated by forty candid photographs by official tour photographer Ken Regan, Shepard's mental-snap shots capture the camaraderie, isolation, head games, and pill-popping mayhem of the tour, providing a window into Dylan's singular talent, enigmatic charisma, and vision of America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306813719
(254mm x 178mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Austin, an earnest screenwriter on the verge of success, is working on a script he has sold to a Hollywood producer while house-sitting for his mother in LA. When his brother Lee a drifter and petty thief decides to stop by, he pitches his own idea for a movie and convinces the producer to ditch Austin's love story for his own trashy Western tale.
Two Prospectors, Hardback (October 2013)» View all books by Sam Shepard
Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, Sam Shepard has written more than forty-five plays, including True West, and Buried Child. He has written intensively about his inner life and creative work to his former father-in-law and housemate, Johnny Dark. This book gathers together the correspondence and transcribed conversations between Shepard and Dark.
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Author Biography - Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than forty-five plays, including "Buried Child" and "True West," as well as the story collections "Great Dream of Heaven" and "Cruising Paradise." He has appeared in more than twenty-five films and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in "The Right Stuff." A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Shepard lives in Minnesota.
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