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Pictures at A Revolution

Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
Harris, Mark (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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[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.
Authors: Harris, Mark, 1963-
Title: Pictures at a revolution
five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Characteristics: 490 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Summary: [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.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 29 53 60 84 109 112 118 122 138 143 172 203 210 211 216 268
ISBN: 1594201528
9781594201523
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Harris
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [432]-474) and index.
Subject Headings: Motion pictures United States History.
Topical Term: Motion pictures
LCCN: 2007032633
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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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