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Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 14, 2008
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Instead of tracing these films individually, the author looks more holistically at the middle of the decade when a diverse array of people concurrently faced a multitude of challenges in getting their pictures made.Read more ›
Ironically Sidney Poitier was shut out for a Best Actor Oscar with three brilliant performances, two of them in the Best Picture category. These little tidbits are found in the book that follows the five movies from pre-production to the Oscar. The narrative is quite readable and the behind the scenes stories are interesting and amusing. Mr. Harris should pick out other landmark years and repeat the process. This book is a must for any movie fan.
HOWEVER: I am appalled a the sloppiness of the CD reading. Did anyone listen to it? Mr. Harris? Was there a producer? The numerous mis-pronunciations of names and places really made listening a very difficult experience:
The Mad Woman of Shiloh?
And on and on. Numerous egregious errors. If only the reader had done his homework. And if only someone had listened to the finished product. Shameful - particularly because the reader has a very appealing voice and delivery.
Surely anyone interested in what was going on culturally & politically in the late 60s would find the book informative. It's a well thought-out blend of both.
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This book is impressive to say the least. It is well written and excellently researched, the author realistically transports the reader back to the golden era of 1967. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amanda Gonzalez
I had read it and had a copy out of the library but decided Amazon would be the perfect place to get my own copy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr. Michael Callahan
Best book I've read this year, halfway through 2016. Harris is a marvelous storyteller, whose anecdotes about Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Robert Redford and other 1967 filmdom... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeff Steele
Came on time and everything went well. Shipping was fast and I had no issues here.Published 2 months ago by Felicity C.
In 1967, Hollywood gave the world, among many other movies, a musical flop from the git-go (DR. DOLITTLE), an earnest movie about race relations that many critics found dated upon... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Allen Smalling
It was the beginning of the downfall of Hollywood which we are seeing right now. Oscars for movies no one wants to see. The narcissists are finally losing.Published 7 months ago by Katerina
This is my second book I have read by Mark Harris after reading Five Came Back.
This book is about changing Hollywood changing based on looking at the five Best Picture... Read more
Good book about a period of time where there were major upheavals happening everywhere and it how it effected Hollywood.Published 11 months ago by Alex