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Cinema in the 1970s.

Peter Biskind is author of the new book "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll Generation Saved Hollywood." (Simon and Schuster) Biskind says after the success of the film "Easy Riders" Hollywood opened its doors to a wave of rebellious film makers that invigorated cinema in the 1970s with such films as "Chinatown," "Shampoo," "Nashville," "Taxi Driver," "The Godfather," and "Jaws." He also authored two previous books: "Seeing is Believing," and "The Godfather Companion." Biskind is the former executive editor of Premiere and formed editor in chief of American Film. He lives in New York City.

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Other segments from the episode on May 4, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 4, 1998: Interview with Peter Biskind; Interview with James Schamus and Ted Hope.

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