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Am thinking about picking up a few to read while I'm on holiday. Any recommendations?
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind
Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman
Recently reissued with additional chapters and comments from the author on what he wrote in the original version.
I can't remember what its called but its mostly about Harvey Weinstein and Robert Redford/Sundance
I've picked that up and the sequel, Down and Dirty Pleasures.
But be warned, it's entirely possible to read this in one sitting, despite it's length. If I hadn't been bar hopping the day I read it, I probably would have managed that. So get both of his books.
Chronicles the lives of Oliver Reed, Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole and Richard Harris. Some fantastic anecdotes.
Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty. Good but not as much fun as the first one.
was had chapters on various locations of iconic films throughout Britain - Wicker Man, Get Carter, Quadraphenia etc. That's worth a look.
Looks kinda interesting, might buy it.
Book about Handmade films. A lot about George Harrison (obviously) and The Life Of Brian but loads of interesting stuff about the other films they were involved in and the film industry in general. Good chapter on Withnail & I too.
Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut
Or if you like books with more words than pictures, this is really really really good:
I think it stopped somewhere around Crash - don't know if there's a more recent reissue
is a bit academic but pretty interesting and comprehensive. Pretty much the history of cinema (through his own eyes though).
Easy Riders is pure trash but with brilliant films. So enjoyable.
Tom Shone wrote 'Blockbuster' in response to it, it's decent as well. It's basically arguing for the rise of blockbusters from the late 70's onwards.