The Billy Bob Tapes

The Billy Bob Tapes

A Cave Full of Ghosts

Book - 2012
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Raised in small-town Arkansas, Billy Bob Thornton grew up amid a rich storytelling tradition. See, the South is just different than other places. . . . You can feel the ghosts there. As a kid, he would sit on the porch listening to his family or some old man down the road spinning yarns about colorful neighbors. These stories didn't have to be made up. The characters were already there, so the stories just came out of the characters we knew. Thus was borne his Oscarʼ-winning masterpiece Sling Blade and now The Billy Bob Tapes--a narrative based on late-night conversations with Kinky Friedman and other friends who gathered 'round to hear Billy mine a cave full of ghosts. Billy's long career in Hollywood yields stories of inspired collaborations and failed ones, true friendships with other actors and musicians, and good friends gone too soon. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he reflects on the critics, the culture around fame, and the challenges of conveying an artistic vision in film. Most striking is Billy's clear-eyed perspective about the magic of entertainment, and how we perceive it in a rapidly changing world. With passion, unvarnished honesty, wry humor, and a little help from friends Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam, Tom Epperson, and Daniel Lanois, Billy Bob finally talks.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062101778
Branch Call Number: B THORNTON
Characteristics: xvi, 272 p. : col. ill., ports ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Kinky


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Anyone who likes Billy Bob will like The Billy Bob tapes

Oct 26, 2012

Great change from other stories of the stars, we know about the films, nice to learn about his other passions and learn some interesting things - plus Bad Sants 2 might be on the cards - Thurman Murman!!!! Any slight interest in the man you will enjoy this book...

Oct 04, 2012

Great light read- the man's a born storyteller, and has lived a rich and interesting life. Plus he's funny to boot.


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