Raging Bull: The Making of Scorsese’s 1980 Oscar Winner

Raging Bull: The Making Of 

By Jay Glennie

(Coattail Publications)

Audiences got to witness Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Jake LaMotta star in the Oscar-nominated film from Martin Scorsese but now readers will get to go behind the scenes of the film in Jay Glennie’s limited edition book.

In Raging Bull — The Making Of, Glennie details the film’s six-year-long journey to the big screen, De Niro’s strict fitness regime to portray Jake LaMotta and more secrets of the film.

The large-format book was made with De Niro’s cooperation, and Glennie interviews the cast and crew of Scorsese’s iconic film including De Niro, Scorsese, Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, writer Paul Schrader, producer Irwin Winkler and editor Thelma Schoonmaker. 

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Available now)

Offering a more behind-the-scenes look at a groundbreaking film is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Glenn Frankel whose book goes behind John Schlesinger’s 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. The film, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight as “Ratso” Rizzo and Joe Buck, took home the Oscar for best picture at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

Offering behind-the-scenes anecdotes and featuring interviews with Hoffman and Voight, Frankel explores how the classic film ultimately signaled a historical shift in American cinema.