I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

Illeana Douglas


From award-winning actress Illeana Douglas comes a memoir approximately studying to outlive in Hollywood whereas staying precise to her quirky imaginative and prescient of the world.

In 1969 Illeana Douglas' mom and dad observed the movie "Easy Rider "and have been remodeled. Taking Dennis Hopper's phrases, "That's what it is all approximately guy" to center, they deserted their cozy higher heart classification existence and gave Illeana a adolescence packed with hippies, goats, loose spirits, and unfastened love. Illeana writes, "Since it used to be all out of my keep an eye on, i started to consider my lifestyles as a film, with a Dennis Hopper-like father on the heart of it."

"I Blame Dennis Hopper" is a testomony to the ability of paintings and the tenacity of ardour. it's a rollicking, humorous, every now and then soft exploration of how video clips can swap our lives. With crackling humor and a whole center, Douglas describes how a great Liza Minnelli effect helped her land her first gig and the way Rudy Valley taught her the which means of being a convey biz trouper. From her first adventure being on set together with her grandfather and mentor-two-time Academy Award-winning actor Melvyn Douglas-to the instant she used to be found by means of Martin Scorsese for her blood-curdling scream and solid in her first movie, to starring in videos along Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman, and Ethan Hawke, to turning into an award successful author, director and manufacturer in her personal correct, "I Blame Dennis Hopper" is an impossible to resist love letter to video clips and filmmaking. Writing from the point of view of the final word express enterprise fan, Douglas packs each one web page with hilarious anecdotes, strange coincidences, and fateful conferences that appear, good, correct out of a plot of a film.

"I Blame Dennis Hopper" is the tale of 1 woman's adventure in convey company, however it is usually a real reminder of why all of us love the flicks: for the glitz, the glamor, the sweat, ardour, humor, and break out they provide us all.

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