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The Resource Chasing the light : writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game, Oliver Stone

Chasing the light : writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game, Oliver Stone

Label
Chasing the light : writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game
Title
Chasing the light
Title remainder
writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Stone
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate memoir by the controversial, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter 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 driving taxis in New York, finally venturing westward to Los Angeles and a new life. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with in-the-moment details of the high and low moments: We see meetings with Al Pacino over Stone's scripts for Scarface, Platoon, and Born on the Fourth of July; the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction following the failure of his first feature, The Hand (starring Michael Caine); his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; his stormy relationship with The Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino; the breathless hustles to finance the acclaimed and divisive Salvador; and tensions behind the scenes of his first Academy Award-winning film, Midnight Express. Chasing the Light is a true insider's look at Hollywood's years of upheaval in the 1970s and '80s
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Oliver
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing the light : writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game, Oliver Stone
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Publication
Copyright
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Blackstone Audio: ZMdogl
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251560811
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 14 hr., 30 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781094145785
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMdogl
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Chasing the light : writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight Express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game, Oliver Stone
Publication
Copyright
Note
Blackstone Audio: ZMdogl
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251560811
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 14 hr., 30 min)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781094145785
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMdogl
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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