Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream

3.25 avg rating
( 151 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062206947: Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream

As unconventional a biography as Dennis Hopper was a man, Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream by Tom Folsom charts his roller coaster life and career through the lens of the landscape of American popular culture.

The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now. The terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet. The kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor taken under the wing of James Dean, a friendship that set Dennis Hopper on his path to becoming a star. A quintessentially American dreamer longing to be the next Orson Welles. The hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood.

Dennis Hopper’s extraordinary journey takes him to superhero highs and plummeting lows. Capturing the magic and the madness of his American Dream, Hopper is a wild ride through Dennis’s many lives. Written in a rebel spirit, complemented with iconic photographs, and packed with insights from his fellow actors, artists, and friends, Hopper tells the story of a half-century of rebellion waged at the edge of pop culture.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

James Dean to Hopper
"I saw what you did today. Today you were great."

Jack Nicholson to Hopper
"We're geniuses, you know that?
Isn't it great to be a genius?"

The chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider. The prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now. The terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet. The kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor taken under the wing of James Dean who longed to be the next Orson Welles. The hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood. An enigmatic man from Dodge City, Kansas, on an endless quest to realize the American Dream.

Dennis Hopper has been described as a rebel, an icon, an addict plagued by demons, and one of the most important champions of the pop-art movement. Friend to Warhol, muse to David Lynch, mentor to Sean Penn, champion of Ice-T, Dennis Hopper built a career that was a half-century of rebellion waged at the edge of American popular culture.

Tom Folsom's Hopper is a wild ride through Dennis's many lives. Featuring hundreds of interviews with Hopper's fellow actors, artists, musicians, and residents of Taos, New Mexico (where he spent much of his most manic time), as well as his ex-wives and many other people who knew him, Hopper takes you on an extraordinary—and sometimes troubling—journey. From Dennis's early days with his grandparents on a dusty farm in Kansas, where he watched trains go by on their way to Los Angeles, to his formative time in Hollywood as one of a bright new crop of actors straddling the edge of the studio system, to the rebellious 1960s and the start of the independent film movement, to the drug-addled 1970s and beyond, when Hopper staged one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks of all time—Tom Folsom has crafted a biography as unconventional as Dennis Hopper himself.

About the Author:

Tom Folsom is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld. Folsom is also a writer, director, and producer of documentaries, and his work has appeared at Sundance and on A&E and Showtime. He lives in New York City with his wife.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Folsom, Tom
Published by It Books
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 006220694X . Bookseller Inventory # ETC4571.2JTGGTG053117H0353P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Folsom, Tom
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reader's Corner, Inc.
(Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Printing. This is a new hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a new, mylar protected DJ, white-tan spine. Bookseller Inventory # 062247

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.66
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tom Folsom
Published by it books (2013)
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hollywood Canteen Inc.
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description it books, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Signed on front leaf by author Tom Folsom. Sticker on front of dust jacket stating "autographed copy" is non-permanent and easily removable. Bookseller Inventory # 99296566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.56
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Tom Folsom
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M006220694X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Folsom, Tom
Published by It Books (2013)
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11006220694X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
28.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Folsom, Tom
Published by It Books
ISBN 10: 006220694X ISBN 13: 9780062206947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description It Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 006220694X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0859072

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.79
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds