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Writers:
Peter Biskind (book)
Kenneth Bowser (writer)
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Release Date:
9 March 2003 (USA) See more »
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How the Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
Plot:
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Told in very broad strokes but still interesting and well structured See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Sam Peckinpah ... Himself (archive footage)

Warren Beatty ... Himself

Robert Altman ... Himself

Arthur Penn ... Himself

Jack Nicholson ... Himself

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Tony Bill ... Himself

Peter Bart ... Himself

Paul Schrader ... Himself

Sharon Tate ... (archive footage)

Roman Polanski ... (archive footage)

Margot Kidder ... Herself
David Newman ... Himself
Dede Allen ... Herself

Peter Fonda ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself

László Kovács ... Himself
Polly Platt ... Herself

Henry Jaglom ... Himself

Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself

Jennifer Salt ... Herself

Karen Black ... Herself
Peter Tork ... Himself (archive footage)

Ellen Burstyn ... Herself

Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Jerome Hellman ... Himself
David V. Picker ... Himself
Charles Mulvehill ... Himself

Mike Medavoy ... Himself

John Milius ... Himself
Gloria Katz ... Herself
Willard Huyck ... Himself

Cybill Shepherd ... Herself
Joan Tewkesbury ... Herself

Vilmos Zsigmond ... Himself

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Stanley R. Jaffe ... Himself

Albert S. Ruddy ... Himself
Michael Phillips ... Himself
Julia Phillips ... Herself (archive footage)
Mardik Martin ... Himself

Jonathan T. Taplin ... Himself
Huey P. Newton ... Himself (archive footage)
Rudy Wurlitzer ... Himself
Sandra Weintraub ... Herself (archive footage) (as Sandy Weintraub)
Toby Carr Rafelson ... Himself (archive footage)
Marcia Lucas ... Herself (archive footage)

Carl Gottlieb ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Candice Bergen ... Herself (archive footage)

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself (archive footage)

Joan Collins ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert De Niro ... (archive footage)

George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)

Monte Hellman ... Himself

Davy Jones ... Himself (archive footage)

Harvey Keitel ... (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)

William H. Macy ... Narrator (voice)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)

Sylvia Miles ... Herself

Michael Nesmith ... Himself (archive footage)

Andrew Sarris ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred Weintraub ... Himself

Gordon Willis ... Himself
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Directed by
Kenneth Bowser 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Biskind  book
Kenneth Bowser  writer

Produced by
Kenneth Bowser .... producer
Josh Braun .... executive producer
Teddy Champion .... associate producer
Joe Cilibrasi .... associate producer
Andy Cohen .... executive producer (as Andrew Cohen)
Roger Kass .... consulting producer
Samuel Paul .... supervising producer
Rachel Talbot .... producer
David Tecson .... executive producer
Nick Ware .... executive producer
Susan Cobey Williamson .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Paul Mailman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pascal Akesson 
 
Art Direction by
Rob Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Coffey .... makeup artist
Rebecca DeHerrera .... makeup artist
Fiona Distefano .... makeup artist
Amy Marie .... makeup artist
Steve Marino .... makeup artist
Menelaos .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tai Uhlmann .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Timothy Anderson .... sound editor
Peter Levin .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Parks .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Yorgo Alexopoulos .... visual artist
John Blair .... visual artist
Sharon Eagan .... visual artist
Andreas Lee .... visual artist
Nathan Meier .... visual artist
Paul Poole .... visual artist
Kathleen Tobin .... visual artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mia Barker .... assistant camera
Pierrot Colonna .... assistant camera
Jim Grce .... gaffer
Neil Holcomb .... gaffer
Scot Petitclerc .... assistant camera
Steve Robinson .... assistant camera
John M. Roche .... gaffer: New York
Robert Schierer .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Teddy Champion .... post-production coordinator
Michael LaHaie .... additional editor
Edith R. Newman .... assistant editor
Dino Sanacory Jr. .... on-line editor
Mamad Shirazi .... assistant editor
Brian Sloan .... post-production assistant
Matthew Smith .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Parul Agrawal .... production assistant
Kate Coe .... archival researcher
Eugene Corey .... transcriber
Cathy Gato .... intern
Zev Greenfield .... photos
Emilie Jacobs .... production assistant
John Kaylin .... dubbing producer
William H. Macy .... narrator
Susan Magee .... production assistant
Michael Kerry Matthews .... intern (as Michael Matthews)
Miranda Thompson .... researcher
Nina Tsai .... production assistant
 

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USA:119 min
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Many of the subjects profiled in author Peter Biskind's book, including directors Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Altman, and 'William Friedkin', declined interviews for the documentary.See more »
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Told in very broad strokes but still interesting and well structured, 8 September 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

In the 1960's the Hollywood studios were having a hard time of it. Their audience had grown up, been attracted away by television or had simply become bored with big musicals and the usual fare being fed to them. Against this backdrop some young talents started to come though, breaking the normal operation of the Hollywood system. With Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda making drugged out movies, Coppola being given his big shot and coming up trumps, Spielberg and Lucas coming through to create the idea of blockbuster cinema or Martin Scorsese coming from one Roger Corman feature to create Mean Streets and Taxi Driver.

Based on Peter Biskind's book this film takes on the near impossible task of covering a decade or so of change within the Hollywood system and pretty much does it well. Even having watched it and seen how it did it, I am still impressed by how it managed to structure itself in a way that didn't seem to struggle with the scope of the material and delivered such a broad picture of the time. Viewers with a better knowledge of the era or some of the specifics films in question will probably feel a bit short changed as the film does flash over a lot of stuff but the majority of people will find that it keep moving along enough not to really notice. The reason for this is that the film keeps the delivery coming in consistent broad strokes that mean the audience never gets into the detail but knows that this is about a wide subject.

The talking heads are well managed and really help keep this approach up by giving plenty of good contributions without dragging the film down into the detail. William H Macy does a good job of narration and his lines are well written – informative without being obtrusive. The absence of Spielberg, Altman, Lucas and a few others is not that great a loss because their characters and egos would have dominated a bit too much in a way that the majority of the others don't.

Overall, the specifics can be found elsewhere but this is an effective and interesting broad look at the era of the director. It never gets too deep into the detail of any one story but it doesn't matter too much as the delivery generally supports this broad approach to produce an enjoyable documentary that will suit the majority of viewers.

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