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Based on hundreds of interviews with directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Hopper and Spielberg, as well as producers, stars, studio executives, writers, spouses, ex-spouses, and girlfriends, this is the story of the crazy world that the directors ruled.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747544210
ISBN-10: 0747544212
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » In the late 1960s, Hollywood was still trying to maintain the studio system of the '40s and '50s, but in the real world things were changing and eventually even the ingrained old guard had to go, overthrown by the young Turks. It all started with Easy Rider, a film still after 30 years subject to much contention about who wrote what, and for the next years some of the finest American movies of all time were produced. But too much easy sex, money and drugs destroyed much of the young talent of that time, leaving us with the big-budget, cynical action films that fill the cinemas now. (Kirkus UK)

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