Kiss Me Deadly, Bonnie & Clyde, Get Carter, Little Caesar, Goodfellas - these films may be classics, but their origins are often far less familiar. This book provides a chance to compare the sources with the original films, looking at everything from pulp novels to real-life criminals, and placing the films in the context of the times in which they were made. From The Big Sleep to Point Blank, The Godfather to LA Confidential, HARDBOILED HOLLYWOOD takes you behind the scenes at the scene of the crime. Includes 8 pages of illustrations.
Max Decharne started out as the Gallon Drunk drummer before graduating to lead singer of the Flaming Stars. He is also an author and journalist for Mojo and Bizarre. He currently divides his drinking time between London and Berlin.