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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

Label
Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever
Title
Wild and crazy guys
Title remainder
how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever
Statement of responsibility
Nick de Semlyen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes 21 years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs and prat falls. In between, Nick de Semlyen takes us on a trip through the tumultuous '80s, delving behind the scenes of movies such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and dozens more. Chronicling the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, 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. What's not to like? Based on candid interviews from many of the stars themselves, as well as those in their immediate orbit, including directors John Landis, Carl Reiner, and Amy Heckerling, Wild and Crazy Guys is a fantastic insider account of the friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters experienced by these beloved comedians. Hilarious and revealing, it is both a hidden history of the most fertile period ever for screen comedy and a celebration of some of the most popular films of all time."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Semlyen, Nick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Label
Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mr. Careful and Mr. Fuck It -- The jerks -- Hit it -- Dr. Gonzo and the gopher -- A rise and a fall -- Confidence man -- New-model Chevy -- Brain power -- Crossing the streams -- Murphy's Law -- European vacations -- Going west -- Eddie Murphy -- Partners in crime -- "We're back!" -- Exit the nice guys -- Getting serious -- Time out
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984826640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1065723335
  • (OCoLC)on1065723335
  • 1014930
Label
Wild and crazy guys : how the comedy mavericks of the '80s changed Hollywood forever, Nick de Semlyen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mr. Careful and Mr. Fuck It -- The jerks -- Hit it -- Dr. Gonzo and the gopher -- A rise and a fall -- Confidence man -- New-model Chevy -- Brain power -- Crossing the streams -- Murphy's Law -- European vacations -- Going west -- Eddie Murphy -- Partners in crime -- "We're back!" -- Exit the nice guys -- Getting serious -- Time out
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 331 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984826640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1065723335
  • (OCoLC)on1065723335
  • 1014930

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