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I Blame Dennis Hopper and Other Stories From a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

Author: Douglas, Illeana

Publisher: Flatiron Books

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I Blame Dennis Hopper and Other Stories From a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies : In 1969 Illeana Douglas' parents saw the film "Easy Rider "and were transformed. Taking Dennis Hopper's words, "That's what it's all about man" to heart, they abandoned their comfortable upper middle class life and gave Illeana a childhood filled with hippies, goats, free spirits, and free love. Illeana writes, "Since it was all out of my control, I began to think of my life as a movie, with a Dennis Hopper-like father at the center of it."

"I Blame Dennis Hopper" is a testament to the power of art and the tenacity of passion. It is a rollicking, funny, at times tender exploration of the way movies can change our lives. With crackling humor and a full heart, Douglas describes how a good Liza Minnelli impression helped her land her first gig and how Rudy Valley taught her the meaning of being a show biz trouper. From her first experience being on set with her grandfather and mentor-two-time Academy Award-winning actor Melvyn Douglas-to the moment she was discovered by Martin Scorsese for her blood-curdling scream and cast in her first film, to starring in movies alongside Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman, and Ethan Hawke, to becoming an award winning writer, director and producer in her own right, "I Blame Dennis Hopper" is an irresistible love letter to movies and filmmaking. Writing from the perspective of the ultimate show business fan, Douglas packs each page with hilarious anecdotes, bizarre coincidences, and fateful meetings that seem, well, right out of a plot of a movie.

Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Entertainment & Performing Arts
Performing Arts   Film

ISBN 13:9781250055620
ISBN 10:1250055628
Size:8.02" l x 5.07" w x 0.81" h
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