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Peter Biskind (book)
Kenneth Bowser (writer)
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9 March 2003 (USA) See more »
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How the Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
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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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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

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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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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
tough call, 13 October 2005
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

A documentary like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls should be the kind of documentary I should like more. It is chock full of interviews and choice information about the time period (60's-70's) in American cinema that changed everything, for a lot better and some for not. But there are a couple of problems that become inherent. If you have read the book which spurred on the documentary by Peter Biskind (also author of Down and Dirty Pictures, a book about the 90's independent film movement), it's kind of like reading a masterpiece in the trashiest sense. There is a lot more in-depth information in the book, however much of it at the personal expense of the filmmakers, writers, producers, and others that are written about (a good deal with gossip, interestingly enough on the special features of the DVD some of the interviewees speak out against the falsities in the book, Paul Schrader being one of them). The other problem is that the same year this documentary was released on Spike TV (then later to DVD, which is where I saw it), there was the great documentary in the similar, more satisfying vein, A Decade Under the Influence. It might be unfair to compare the two, however if one were wanting in the first place to get a video history- by way of movie clips and interviews- about the years that changed movies a generation before, I would go for 'Decade' due to it's more obscure film clips, and a few more revealing and insightful interviews.

In fact, over half of the people in one documentary are also in the other, like Dennis Hopper, Paul Schrader, Peter Bogdanovich, Ellen Burstyn, Roger Corman, and Monte Hellman among others. It's not that this documentary in and of itself is not insubstantial. On a base level you get the lowdown, about how as Hollywood's studio system was on the decline, filmmakers who were coming up in Corman's enclave (Coppola, Hopper, Bogdanovich, even Scorsese), along with some other key outsiders, infused European ideals into their personal statements, making great art and some money in the process. On the level of just giving forth the information, it's not a bad telling of tales, and has a couple of interviews I wasn't expecting. But, again, my sense of proportion was out of place; I could sense that the doc, much like the book, was more interested in some of the more 'seedy' details (i.e. the stuff about Julia Phillips, or Bogdanovich, which is practically a quarter of the book) than in the actual cinema-contexts of the work. You also don't hear as much about the power of the influence on the filmmakers, which was an appeal of 'Decade'. It's not too tough a call to make, and if you've seen 'Decade' before 'Easy Riders Raging Bulls' you may agree. I liked it, but it's not saying much when the book, which itself was readable mostly for the sake of history (some worthwhile, some not), was better.

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