Gods and Monsters: Thirty Years of Writing on Film and Culture from One of America's Most Incisive Writers (Nation Books)

Gods and Monsters: Thirty Years of Writing on Film and Culture from One of America's Most Incisive Writers (Nation Books)

Peter Biskind


Peter Biskind authored of the main noted and browse books of the final decade—Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock-'n'-Roll iteration kept Hollywood and its bestselling sequel Down and soiled images: Miramax, Sundance, and the increase of self sufficient movie. Gods and Monsters chronicles the reason and classes of Hollywood over the past 3 decades—the large freaks, lowlifes, charlatans and low geniuses who've left their chunk mark on American tradition, as refracted throughout the trajectory of Peter Biskind's occupation. The ghosts of McCarthyism and the blacklist hang-out Gods and Monsters as do the casualties of the counterculture and the hot Hollywood—the tale of Sue Menges, the '70s "super-agent" whose occupation went mysteriously south, is very poignant, as is the instance of Terence Malick, whose gentle shone so brightly within the related interval yet then disappeared till 1997's the skinny crimson Line. yet on the middle of the booklet are the likes of Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and Quentin Tarantino and uber-producers Don Simpson and Harvey Weinstein and their extra life, all of whom Biskind portrays in nice Dickensian element, charting how they've got had a at the same time strangulating and releasing influence at the industry.

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