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Chasing the Light

Audiobook

An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated 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.


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Publisher: HMH Books Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780358394938
  • File size: 415795 KB
  • Release date: July 21, 2020
  • Duration: 14:26:14

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780358394938
  • File size: 415851 KB
  • Release date: July 21, 2020
  • Duration: 14:35:15
  • Number of parts: 16

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

An intimate memoir by the controversial and outspoken, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his complicated 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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358394938
    File size: 415795 KB
    Release date: July 21, 2020
    Duration: 14:26:14

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358394938
    File size: 415851 KB
    Release date: July 21, 2020
    Duration: 14:35:15
    Number of parts: 16

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English