Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

  • by Peter Biskind
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 23 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented filmmakers such as Scorcese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including DeNiro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.


What the Critics Say

"Peter Biskind's great, scathing, news-packed history...is one hell of an elixir - salty with flavorsome gossip, sour with the aftertaste of misspent careers, intoxicating with one revelation after another...an 'A.'" (Entertainment Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Bitchy and Sensationalist intrigue from Hollywood

This is great value for money, its a long and interesting listen.

A friend recommended this book years ago and I couldn't get into it. But it really works as an audio book.

No one really comes out of this book well apart from perhaps Jack Nicholson. These great women and men are reduced to ego-maniac, childish bullies and nerds. Biskind's style is very sensationalist,scurrilous and yet compelling.

The narrator is superb and his delivery is measured, waspish and hilarious.

A great listen.

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- piers

Sex and Drugs and Raging Bull

I've never really 'got' the 60s. The counter-culture that produced this generation of movie makers holds even less appeal after listening to this book. It's very good on the darker side of their natures, less good in celebrating their artistic successes. But I listened to it all - it was oddly compelling.

The narrators halting delivery and demotic turns of phrase took a while to get used to. But he did enunciate clearly, and cynically, as befitted the authors view of those involved.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio