Chasing the light writing, directing, and surviving Platoon, Midnight express, Scarface, Salvador, and the movie game

by Stone, Oliver,

Format: Book on CD 2020
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Call Number  CD 92 STONE Oliver

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.

Additional Information
Subjects Stone, Oliver.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher [Boston, Massachusetts] :Blackstone Publishing,2020
Edition Unabridged.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Title from container.
Description 12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781094145778
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