I blame Dennis Hopper : and other stories from a life lived in and out of the movies / Illeana Douglas
- Douglas, Illeana, 1965-
- New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
- Prologue -- I blame Dennis Hopper -- They came from within: love and romance at the drive-in -- Camelot -- In the key of Liza -- Chance encounters -- Me doing Dreyfuss doing Tracy -- Screaming for Marty -- What's it like to work with Robert De Niro? -- Happy just to be alive -- Uncle Roddy -- A director to die for -- A woman's picture -- You're a tuning fork -- The roulette wheel of insanity -- Easy to assemble -- Epilogue.
- "In 1969, Illeana Douglas' parents saw the film Easy Rider. Like many folks of that generation, the groundbreaking film transformed them. Taking Dennis Hopper's words, "That's what it's all about man", to heart, they abandoned what Illeana had hoped would be her comfortable upper middle class life for a childhood filled with hippies, goats, free spirits, and free love. Illeana writes, "Since it was all out of my control, I began to think of my life as a movie, with a Dennis Hopper like father at the center of it. Years later I would work with Dennis Hopper on the film Search and Destroy"--
- 9781250052919 (hardback)
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