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4.0 out of 5 stars For serious film buffs & film scholars...& film makers...
For anyone seriously interested particularly in American movies & the history of American films...or the history of film (period)...Whether a film buff or film scholar...or film maker...a "must have" in the library of anyone interested in the movies...
Published on September 30, 2009 by Jfloyd Waggaman

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay to step out of the cupboard on this one. They aren't scary
This book is okay and this is going by the immense standards that this writer has set. Raging bulls and Down and Dirty pictures are some of the most entertaining books I've ever read. Great reads. Yet this one is a little patchy and can easily be passed over.
Published on December 23, 2008 by Mitchell J. Hall


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay to step out of the cupboard on this one. They aren't scary, December 23, 2008
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Mitchell J. Hall (Sydney, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Gods and Monsters: Thirty Years of Writing on Film and Culture from One of America's Most Incisive Writers (Nation Books) (Paperback)
This book is okay and this is going by the immense standards that this writer has set. Raging bulls and Down and Dirty pictures are some of the most entertaining books I've ever read. Great reads. Yet this one is a little patchy and can easily be passed over.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not like 'Raging Bulls and Easy Riders' at all, August 9, 2013
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I was hoping this would be in the same vein as Biskind's other book, however, it's mostly about his personal perspective on movies - how they affected the times they came out in, or reflecting the times they came out in. A little bit of this goes a long way - and it gets to be kind of a drag - to me at least - compared to his other book. Also, some of what he says is debatable, even though he couches it in absolutes. After all - this is his interpretation - not mine, nor that of many others. I was hoping for many more interviews with actors, directors, producers, and film personnel - material like that is kinda' thin in this book. Not very much of it.

If you're seeking something like "Raging Bulls and Easy Riders' --- back away, this isn't it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed, December 8, 2009
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I was really disappointed with this book. The writing was awful, very disjointed, and egocentric, not really interesting. I had thought it would be great....a subject I am intersested in, etc. But I couldn't finish it...
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For serious film buffs & film scholars...& film makers..., September 30, 2009
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For anyone seriously interested particularly in American movies & the history of American films...or the history of film (period)...Whether a film buff or film scholar...or film maker...a "must have" in the library of anyone interested in the movies...
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