Author: Peter Biskind
Title: Gods and Monsters Thirty Years of Writing on Film and Culture
Print Length: 361
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Here is Hollywood over the last three decades – the superfreaks, lowlifes, charlatans, and the occasional geniuses who have left their bite marks on American culture, as refracted through the trajectory of Peter Biskind’s career. Biskind began as a radical journalist and film critic. Now he can legitimately describe himself – as he does in the autobiographical introduction to this book – as a ‘recovering celebrity journalist’. At the heart of the book are the likes of Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, Sue Mengers, and ber-producer Don Simpson, all of whom Biskind portrays in great Dickensian detail, charting how they have had a simultaneously strangulating and liberating effect on the industry.