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    • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

    • How the Sex-Drugs-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
    • By: Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Dish, Sketchy Analysis

    • By Dubi on 12-14-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Down and Dirty Pictures

    • Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film
    • By: Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Down and Dirty Pictures chronicles the rise of independent filmmakers and of the twin engines - the Sundance Film Festival and Miramax Films - that have powered them. Peter Biskind profiles the people who took the independent movement from obscurity to the Oscars, most notably Sundance founder Robert Redford and Harvey Weinstein, who with his brother, Bob, made Miramax an indie powerhouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the independent film lover!

    • By natalie on 08-26-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Sky Is Falling

    • How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism
    • By: Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump's victory and the rise of alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography - everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling best-selling cultural critic, Peter Biskind, dives headlong into two decades of popular culture - from superhero franchises such as the X-Men and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24 - and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics.

    • How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism
    • By: Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    • By: Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Famously a playboy, Warren Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood. Several Beatty films have passed the test of time, from Bonnie and Clyde (which confirmed for him the importance of controlling the projects he was involved in) to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he won the best director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lackluster listening

    • By Philip Livingston on 02-28-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Biography: Hollywood Legends (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2021
    • By: Mr. Leo Braudy, Mr. David Thomson, Mr. Peter Biskind
    • Narrated by: Mr. Steven J. Ross
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93