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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood is a book written by Peter Biskind and published by Simon & Schuster in 1998. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is about the 1970s Hollywood, a period of American film known for the production of such films such as The Godfather, The Godfather
The Godfather
Part II, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, Jaws, Star Wars, The Exorcist, and The Last Picture Show. The title is taken from films which bookend the era: Easy Rider
Easy Rider
(1969) and Raging Bull
Raging Bull
(1980). The book follows Hollywood on the brink of the Vietnam War, when a group of young Hollywood film directors known as the "movie brats" are making their names. It begins in the 1960s and ends in the 1980s. The book was the basis of a 2003 documentary film of the same name directed by Kenneth Bowser and narrated by actor William H. Macy
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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(born Edna Rae Gillooly; December 7, 1932) is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series. Burstyn is one of the few performers to have won the Triple Crown of Acting. In 2013, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[1] Her performance in the acclaimed 1971 ensemble drama The Last Picture Show brought her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination, after which she moved from supporting to leading film and stage roles
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Jack Nicholson
John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for more than 60 years. Nicholson is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of antiheroes and psychopathic characters
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Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster, Inc. (/ˈʃuːstər/), a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster publishes 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.[2][3]Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 Expansion 1.3 Corporate ownership 1.4 1980s 1.5 1990s 1.6 2000s 1.7 2010s2 Notable people2.1 Notable editors and publishers 2.2 Notable authors3 Logo 4 Imprints4.1 Adult publishing 4.2 Children's publishing 4.3 Audio 4.4 Former imprints5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Further readingHistory[edit]Middle 20th century HQ, BroadwayEarly years[edit] In 1924, Richard Simon's aunt, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, asked whether there was a book of New York World
New York World
crossword puzzles, which were very popular at the time
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Robert Evans (producer)
Robert Evans
Robert Evans
(born June 29, 1930) is an American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather
The Godfather
and Chinatown. Evans began his career in a successful business venture with his brother, selling women's apparel. In 1956, while on a business trip, he was by chance spotted by actress Norma Shearer, who thought he would be right to play the role of her late husband Irving Thalberg (appropriately, another film mogul) in Man of a Thousand Faces. Thus he began a brief film acting career. In 1962, Evans decided to go into film producing instead, using his accumulated wealth from the clothing business, and began a meteoric rise in the industry; he was installed as the head of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
in 1967
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Peter Fonda
Peter Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(born February 23, 1940) is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda (by first wife Susan Brewer, stepdaughter of Noah Dietrich)
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Buck Henry
Henry Zuckerman, credited as Buck Henry
Buck Henry
(born December 9, 1930), is an American actor, writer, film director, and television director
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Amy Irving
Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began her film career with a role in the 1976 horror film Carrie, followed by a lead role in the 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Yentl (1983), and for a Golden Globe Award for the comedy Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey
(1988). Her other film appearances include Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry
(1997), Traffic (2000), and Adam (2009). Irving made her Broadway debut in Amadeus in 1980, and went on to receive an Obie Award
Obie Award
for the 1988 Off-Broadway production of The Road to Mecca. Her other Broadway credits include the original production of Broken Glass (1994), the revival of Three Sisters (1997), and in the original Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia (2006)
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George Lucas
George Walton Lucas Jr.[2] (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars
Star Wars
and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm
and Industrial Light & Magic. He was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, before selling it to The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
in 2012.[3] Upon graduating from the University of Southern California
University of Southern California
in 1967, Lucas co-founded American Zoetrope
American Zoetrope
with fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Lucas wrote and directed THX 1138
THX 1138
(1971), based on his earlier student short Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138
THX 1138
4EB, which was a critical success but a financial failure
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John Milius
John Frederick Milius (born April 11, 1944) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer of motion pictures
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Bob Rafelson
Robert Rafelson (born February 21, 1933) is an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens
The King of Marvin Gardens
(1972), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). He was also one of the creators of the pop group and TV series The Monkees
The Monkees
with Raybert/ BBS Productions partner Bert Schneider. His first wife was the production designer Toby Carr Rafelson
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Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(September 2, 1929 – December 27, 1988)[1] was an American film director and editor[2][3] associated with the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. Before his career as a director Ashby edited films for Norman Jewison, notably The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
(1966), which earned Ashby an Oscar nomination for Best Editing, and In the Heat of the Night (1967), which earned him his only Oscar for the same category. Ashby received a third Oscar nomination, this time for Best Director for Coming Home (1978)
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Bert Schneider
Berton "Bert" Jerome Schneider (May 5, 1933 – December 12, 2011) was an American film and television producer. He was responsible for several topical films of the late 1960s and early 1970s,[1] including the road film Easy Rider
Easy Rider
(1969), directed by Dennis Hopper.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Academy Award controversy 2.2 Personal life and death3 In popular culture 4 Filmography and television work 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Schneider was born to a wealthy Jewish family[2] in New York City[3] and raised in New Rochelle, New York.[2] His father was Abraham Schneider who succeeded Harry Cohn
Harry Cohn
as the president of Columbia Pictures.[2] He was the middle of two brothers, the younger Harold and the elder Stanley.[2] The Schneider tended toward the rebellious politics of the day
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Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese (/skɔːrˈsɛsi/;[1] born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Sicilian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption,[2] faith,[3] machismo, modern crime, and gang conflict. Many of his films are also known for their depiction of violence and liberal use of profanity. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation
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Don Simpson
Donald Clarence "Don" Simpson (October 29, 1943 – January 19, 1996) was an American film producer, screenwriter, and actor. Simpson, along with his producing partner Jerry Bruckheimer, produced such hit films as Flashdance
Flashdance
(1983), Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop
(1984), Top Gun
Top Gun
(1986), and The Rock (1996). Their films would go on to earn $3 billion worldwide.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Drug use3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Simpson was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of June Hazel (Clark), a housewife, and Russell J. Simpson, a mechanic at Boeing at the time of his birth.[2] He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska
where he attended West Anchorage High School. Simpson went on to attend the University of Oregon
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Dede Allen
Dorothea Carothers "Dede" Allen[1] (December 3, 1923 – April 17, 2010)[2][3] was an American film editor, well-known "film editing doctor" to the major American movie studios, and one of cinema's all-time celebrated 'auteur' film editors. Allen is known for having edited classic films such as The Hustler (1961), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon
(1975), and Reds (1981). She had an extended collaboration (1967–1976) with director Arthur Penn, and over the years had worked with other distinguished directors including Sidney Lumet, Robert Wise, Elia Kazan, and George Roy Hill
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