Pictures at A Revolution

Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Harris, Mark

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Pictures at A Revolution
[Explores] the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 1594201528
Characteristics: 490 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Oct 20, 2014
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mark Harris uses the diverse Best Picture nominees for 1967 – Bonnie and Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and In the Heat of the Night – to chronicle the transformation from Old Hollywood to New Hollywood. Crammed with anecdotes and insights, this surprisingly entertaining book also explains how a man once known for innovative comedy routines (Mike Nichols) briefly became the hottest director in Hollywood and how the musical Doctor Dolittle became an expensive mess rather than a Sound of Music-like success. A word of warning, though: this book may cause you to watch several great (and a few not-so-great) films.


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