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Entries Tagged as 'Gangsters and hoodlums'

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

Prisoners and The Worlds They Have Made

August 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“We sent Barry Bernardi, who was our location manager, who also served as our associate producer, on a sort of all-expense paid trip across the country looking for the worst city in America. He stopped off at various places and they were much too clean and unworkable. He eventually called us up from St. Louis. […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Alternate universe · Cult favorite · End of the world · Famous line · Flashback · Gangsters and hoodlums · Inventors and Tinkerers · Reckless Driver · Shootout