Wild and Crazy Guys

Wild and Crazy Guys How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80S Changed Hollywood Forever

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Paperback (11 Jun 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Wild and Crazy Guys is the larger-than-life story of the much-loved Hollywood comedy stars that ruled the 1980s. This paperback edition features never-seen-before bonus material.

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 John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, 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 interviewed many of the key directors such as Walter Hill, John Landis and Carl Reiner, as well as the comedians themselves.

Taking you on a trip through the tumultuous '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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781529015812
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: New updated edition
DEWEY: 791.43097309048
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 14885
Number of pages: xvii, 348
Weight: 266g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 26mm