Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' by Peter Biskind

By Peter Biskind

While the within your budget biker motion picture Easy Rider surprised Hollywood with its good fortune in 1969, a brand new Hollywood period was once born. This used to be an age while gifted younger filmmakers equivalent to Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, in addition to a brand new breed of actors, together with De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, turned the strong figures who may make such smooth classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. effortless Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild experience that used to be Hollywood within the '70s -- an unabashed party of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both onscreen and rancid) and a weather the place innovation and experimentation reigned superb. in keeping with 1000's of interviews with the administrators themselves, manufacturers, stars, brokers, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this can be the whole, candid tale of Hollywood's final golden age.

MARTIN SCORSESE ON DRUGS: "I did loads of medicinal drugs simply because i wished to do much, i needed to push all of the approach to the very very finish, and spot if i may die."
DENNIS HOPPER ON EASY RIDER: "The cocaine challenge within the usa is often because of me. there has been no cocaine ahead of Easy Rider in the street. After Easy Rider, it was once everywhere."
GEORGE LUCAS ON STAR WARS: "Popcorn photos have continuously governed. Why do humans pass see them? Why is the general public so silly? That's no longer my fault."

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87 Zusammenfassung aller Jugendsendungen zu einem eigenen Programm "Jugendradio DT 64") und Regionalisierung. UKW-Stereo wurde unterdessen, am stärksten bei Jugendlichen, zum Hör-Standard, wozu auch die Haushaltsaustattung mit zunehmend westlicher Unterhaltungselektronik beitrug. Gerade im Hörfunk (sowie bei Tonträgern) hatten Angebote aus der BRD und Westberlin seit jeher einen festen Platz in den Hörgewohnheiten aller Altersgruppen. Die Kapazität der landeseigenen Filmfirma DEFA mit 15 Spielfilmen jährlich (bei 130 jährlich neuen Filmen in den Kinos) sowie das Plattenlabel AMIGA (fürs Populäre) und ETERNA (fürs Ernste) konnten nur eine Bruchteil des Marktes abdecken.

Letztlich die junge Intelligenz: durch ein beträchtliches Niveau an fachlich-beruflicher wie auch sozialer Kompetenz gekennzeichnet, durch die wissenschaftlich-technische Revolution im Selbstbewußtsein und politischem Anspruch bestärkt, wurde sie am empfindlichsten mit politischer Ignoranz, Machtmißbrauch konfrontiert und in einer Mischung aus Diskriminierung und Selbstdisziplinierung entmündigt. Verhieß die offizielle Ideologie, daß kaum etwas so notwendig gebraucht würde wie die rasche Integration des gerade von den Hochschulen kommenden innovativen Potentials, fand sie meist verknöcherte Strukturen in den Betrieben, Verwaltungen und Instituten des Landes vor und sich selbst im "Beforderungsstau" wieder.

Das kann "einfache Lösungen", Radikalisierungen genauso wie den Rückgriff auf alte Verhaltens- und Orientierungsmuster fördern. (Ködderitsch/Müller 1990). Hier können sich in einer Phase der Destabilisierung alter individueller und sozialer Strukturen und des Noch-nichtVorhandenseins neuer vor allem für die Medien mehr Einflußmöglichkeiten ergeben als es gemeinhin im Lehrbuch steht. , die ja auch im Mediengebrauch dominierender Schwerpunkt ist. Wie gestaltet sich der Mediengebrauch von Jugendlichen der neuen Bundesländer, von welchen "Ausgangswerten" kommen sie in die neue Medienwelt?

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