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Ron Hogan is a film historian, specializing in the history of the Hollywood studio film. He is the founder and head writer of Beatrice.com, one of the Internet's first literary websites, and has conducted interviews with hundreds of celebrities, including authors, directors, and actors. He was a book review editor at Amazon.com, specializing in both history and general nonfiction, and currently writes for Publishers Weekly. He lives in New York City.
Peter Bogdanovich, director, actor, writer, and critic, is one of the most important figures in 1970s film, directing such landmark movies as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. He is also an established film historian, and has published some of the best books about the film industry, including Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors, and Who the Hell's In It: Portraits and Conversations.
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From the title to the inside back cover this is an amusing, pop-culture, fantasy fest. I rec'd this for Christmas and everyone who walks in the living room picks it up to comment. It's enjoyable, informative, nostalgic and the perfect gift for anyone who grew up in the 70's like I did.
It's not just a coffee table book, though, if you're in the mood to flip through for fun when you can't find your reading glasses, it will certainly do- but it is a serious text about the why and who of this era of film- odd-ball details, quotes and special pages for the BIG stars (even Charlton Heston, who was a main crush of yours truly before I learned about his politics). This is the kind of book you can buy for a friend who loves movies or buy for yourself. Either way, leave it out when people come over. You will talk, laugh, and if you're old enough- remember that date who talked through Vanishing Point so you had to go see it again to savor Barry Newman without interference. Highly recommended.