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Entries from September 2011

My History Is Burning Up Out There

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

“George Lucas said the most useful thing to me as I was about to do Body Heat. I said ‘George, I don’t know that much about the technical stuff.’ And keep in mind that George is Mr. Technology, right? He said ‘Making movies has nothing to do with the technical stuff. It has everything to […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Famous line · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Paranoia · Small town

I’m A Good Old Rebel

September 15th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Q: “You were working in a special niche of your own in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Hard Times, The Driver, The Warriors, The Long Riders and Southern Comfort — lean, elegiac films which, I’m guessing, benefited from modest budgets and expectations, as well as low producer interference.” A: “Yes, that niche no […]

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Tags: Assassination · Bathtub scene · Brother/brother relationship · Cult favorite · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · Interrogation · Music · Private eye · Shootout · Western

Don’t Say Nothin’ Against the Family

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

“I remember being absolutely fearless because I was too young to know any better. I had no idea, I had never tasted failure — or pressure from the studio. You know, that film got made because Sean was very hot, Sean wanted me to direct it, and because he and I were so simpatico, we […]

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Tags: Assassination · Brother/brother relationship · Coming of age · Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Gangsters and hoodlums · Heist · High school · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Small town · Woman in jeopardy