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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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Good, broad study of the revolution of films from the '60s-'70s 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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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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References Five Easy Pieces (1970)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good, broad study of the revolution of films from the '60s-'70s, 24 May 2003
Author: FilmOtaku (ssampon@hotmail.com) from Milwaukee, WI

I ran across the documentary by accident, and am really glad that I did - having been a slave to film study for the last 17 years of my life, I have read about, viewed documentaries involving, and seen the films of most of the filmmakers profiled in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls so I figured it would make for good background noise while I tended to some writing. What surprised me was that I had to postpone my work because I was literally riveted with this film.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls chronicles the new wave of filmmakers who revolutionized Hollywood in the late 60's and 70's. While a lot of the stories are relatively well known (the foreign film influence, the problems with the filming of Jaws, the raising of the bar in terms of the box office gross) the candid commentary from the directors, producers, writers and actors that were involved was extremely enlightening and brutally honest. One story that sticks in my mind in particular is the telling by various people of the "Malibu Beach Group" that included Scorsese, Keitel, Spielberg and Paul Schrader among others gathering to party and discuss and debate film. Being a complete film geek, when friends and I get into philosophical discussions about where we would go if we could travel back in time to any moment, my answer has always been to be a production assistant on the set of Citizen Kane. After hearing this story in the documentary, transporting myself back to that scene is a close second. Supplementing these interviews were excellent behind-the-scenes footage that I had never seen of the filmmakers at work, which was absolutely fascinating.

While the documentary skips around according to genre, and not necessarily profiling a single filmmaker at a time, the range of directors presented is admirably wide. The obligatory (and famous) Coppola, Scorsese, Bogdanovch, Lucas and Spielberg are profiled with equal air time as directors who are not household names, like Sam Peckinpah, Arthur Penn and Hal Ashby. This is definitely a great documentary to catch if you want to get some ideas for films that you should watch but don't know are out there, as well as see some of the diverse portfolios the more "commercial" directors have in their pasts.

--Shelly

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