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Easy riders, raging bulls : how the sex-drugs-and-rock'n'roll generation saved H
Biskind, Peter.
Adult Nonfiction PN1998.2.B56 1998

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Summary: 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

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