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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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Nothing of actual substance, but moderately entertaining 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

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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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Nothing of actual substance, but moderately entertaining, 28 September 2005
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

The withering latter-end of 1960s cinema gave birth to a short-lived area of mainstream artistic vision - the 1970s was a decade wherein "the director was the star of the movie." I've never thought of it this way, but as the documentary points out, it's a valid and poignant summary of the time period.

This documentary - based on the best-selling book - offers an in-depth analysis of the film-making process of the 1970s... it starts out with "Easy Rider," from the late '60s, which became a huge box office success despite its profane content and extremely low budget.

The financial success of the movie seemed to spawn a new generation of artistic, low-budget films -- Scorsese and Coppola seemingly leading the revolution onwards.

Dennis Hopper would later fail with his semi-sequel to "The Last Picture Show" (as chronicled here) but other directors had success with their projects, attracting viewers despite the grungy themes of the films.

I've heard that cinema "died" in the 1970s, so far as that people had stopped going to see movies...without the influx of 1980s blockbusters, we might not have films today. I think that's rather a stretch.

If anything "Raging Bulls, Easy Riders" exaggerates the mild box office returns of the decade and tries to compensate for their low intake by citing critical praise for the films...all well and valid, when discussing the artistic merit...not financial gain.

I found this to be a rather enjoyable documentary, but I didn't learn anything I hadn't already known. It's got some good interviews, but they're not as insightful as they are amusing anecdotes.

If you are a film student, you could probably view a better and more in-depth summary of the decade; however, for novices, this is good starting ground.

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