Is there not a follow up to Easy Riders Raging Bulls? I read one that had a similar cover that went on about the Weinsteins. That was OK.
'Big Bosoms and Square Jaws' Russ Meyer book.
'Cronenberg on Cronenberg'. Goes up to 'Crash'. Fantastic book.
'The making of Star Wars'. Massive silver covered coffeetable book but also available in stripped down paperback. Obviously indespensible to fans but great nonetheless. Apparently rubbish stuff they had in prequels like the 'midi'chlorians' were being thought about before the original trilogy. ESB is getting the same treatment this year. Cannot wait. Even though it is the best of the saga (OK thats not saying much when we have the likes of the prequel trilogy to compare it to) the amount of material on its making has always seemed a bit wanting to me.
'Lynch on Lynch'. Wonderful insights into his films.
'Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed (Hardcover)' Robert Sellers. Incredibly entertaining book about the exploits of the 4 mentioned actors packed full of the kind of anecdotes you would imagine.
'The best scif fi films never made.' Bit outdated now as some of the films have been made (and even some were made before this book came out). Details the Jodorowsky Dune in some detail.
I think the follow up was Gods & Monsters
- I'll get round to it, but wanted something different ie. non-Hollywood really - kind of underwhelmed and shocked out how incredibly egotistical the likes of Schrader, Lucas, Friedkin and Bogdanovich were - complete and utter arseholes.
Read the Cronenberg on Cronenberg
and Lynch on Lynch
- insightful and fascinating indeed. Loved the Herzog on Herzog
a few months ago. Really enjoyable and headache inducing when one realises just how much booze they consumed - they don't make 'em like that anymore.
I'll hunt down the Russ Meyer book and The Best Sci-Fi films never made - always fascinated by Jodorowsky's vision of Dune.
I watched a great doc. about the artist Moebius a while back, and it was pretty heavy on Dune - great interviews with Jodorowsky, O' Bannon, Geiger and El Topo himself.
Incidentally Empire had a big feature on it last year with some of Chris Foss's concept art - WOW.
Thanks for the tips.