The Resource Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen

Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen

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Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever
Title
Wild and crazy guys
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how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever
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Nick de Semlyen
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  • Wild and crazy guys
  • Wild & crazy guys
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how the comedy mavericks of the 1980s changed Hollywood forever
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Language
eng
Summary
Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s. As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, John Candy et al. It's got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S Thompson, while tied to a lawn chair. It's akin to Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, following the key players through their highs and lows, and their often turbulent relationships with each other. Nick de Semlyen has already interviewed pretty much all the big names for Empire, as well as directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, and is sitting on lots of unseen material. Taking you on a trip through the tumultous '80s, Wild And Crazy Guys explores the friendships, feuds, triumphs and disasters experienced by these iconic funnymen. Based on candid interviews from the stars themselves, as well as those who entered their orbit, it reveals the hidden history behind the most fertile period ever for screen comedy
Summary
Featuring icons like Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy—and covering films like Animal House, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters—the author tells the behind-the-scenes story of the comedy misfits who ruled 1980s Hollywood and the beloved films that made them famous
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contains biographical information
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10782112
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BT
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De Semlyen, Nick
Dewey number
791.43097309048
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Murray, Bill
  • Murphy, Eddie
  • Chase, Chevy
  • Martin, Steve
  • Belushi, John
  • Aykroyd, Dan
  • Candy, John
  • Moranis, Rick
  • American wit and humor
  • Comedians
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Comedy sketches
  • Actors
  • Comedy films
Target audience
adult
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how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever
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Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780752266589
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780752266589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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