Scenes from a Revolution: The Birth of the New Hollywood

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Canongate Books, 2009 - Academy Awards (Motion pictures) - 490 pages
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With behind-the-scenes gossip creating as much drama as the movies themselves, Hollywood in 1967 showcased the future of film in more ways than one. From the anti-heroes of Bonnie and Clyde and the illicit sex of The Graduate to the race relations of In The Heat of the Night, suddenly no subject was taboo. This was a time of turbulence as hip young filmmakers embodying the restlessness and rebellion of a changing America wrought radical changes to the traditions of cinema. Scenes from a Revolution is an exceptional analysis of the films shortlisted for the Best Picture Academy Award of 1967 as well as an illuminating window into the popular culture of the time.

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Review: Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

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A must-read for any fan of movie history, "Pictures at a Revolution" is a fascinating, weighty chronicling of the birth of New Hollywood. Immensely engrossing. Read full review

Review: Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

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The essence of the book is that 1967 was a watershed year what with the crumbling production code and young maverick filmmakers taking on controversial subjects. It's a sort of prequel to Peter ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mark Harris graduated from Yale University in 1985 with a degree in English. In 1989, he joined the staff of Entertainment Weekly, a magazine published by Time Inc. covering movies, television, music, video and books. Mark worked on the staff of the magazine, first as a writer and eventually as the editor overseeing all movie coverage, from its launch in early 1990 until 2006. He now writes a column for the magazine called The Final Cut. He lives in New York City with his partner, the playwright Tony Kushner.

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