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The Resource Chasing the light : how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon, Oliver Stone

Chasing the light : how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon, Oliver Stone

Label
Chasing the light : how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon
Title
Chasing the light
Title remainder
how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Stone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful and evocative memoir, Oscarwinning director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone, takes us right to the heart of what it's like to make movies on the edge. In Chasing The Light he writes about his rarefied New York childhood, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface. Before the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while taking miscellaneous jobs and driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with vivid details of the high and low moments: we sit at the table in meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; relive the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); experience his risky ontheground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and see his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino. We also learn of the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and witness tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Awardwinning film, Midnight Express. The culmination of the book is the extraordinarily vivid recreation of the filming of Platoon
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Oliver
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Screenwriters
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing the light : how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon, Oliver Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781913183547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
Chasing the light : how I fought my way into Hollywood : from the 1960s to Platoon, Oliver Stone
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781913183547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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