Born to be Wild: Hollywood and the Sixties Generation

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Coyote Books, 1994 - Performing Arts - 236 pages
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In the late sixties, Establishment Hollywood was jarred awake by the smash box-office popularity of Bonnie & Clyde, 2001: A Space Odyssey, & Easy Rider--maverick films that spoke to a vast new audience of young moviegoers. The film industry reacted with an all-out effort to court sixties youth by making anti-establishment movies filled with strong social commentary. Provocative films such as The Graduate, Medium Cool, M*A*S*H, A Clockwork Orange, Woodstock, Alice's Restaurant, The Strawberry Statement, & Billy Jack strayed far from the mainstream, yet defined the shape & essence of American cinema for the next decade. BORN TO BE WILD is both a narrative & critical history of this era. It tells how Hollywood addressed such issues as violence, campus revolt, sexual liberation, Watergate & the Vietnam War & how audacious young filmmakers in chronicling an age told the story of a generation. (Originally published by Harper & Row in 1984 as HOLLYWOOD FILMS OF THE 70s. "Intelligent...sensitive...crammed with welcome information."--The New York Times). Distributed by Baker & Taylor, Ingram & Brodart. Order direct from Coyote Press, an imprint of SIRS, Inc., P. O. Box 2348, Boca Raton, FL 33427-2348. Phone (800) 232-7477. FAX (407) 994-4704. Published by: Coyote.

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This "serious, intriguing potpourri of film criticism" was originally published as Hollywood Films of the Seventies (LJ 2/1/84). The text covers films of the 1960s and the 1970s, when today's present ... Read full review

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Subversive Currents
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The Whole World Was Watching
59
Epic Visions
113
Copyright

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Philip Dray is the author of several books, including Stealing God's Thunder and At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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