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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

That Terminator Is Out There

September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

“I finally realized that the only way I was going to get my career jump-started was if I created my own project and then held onto it tenaciously, like an abalone, until somebody would put up the money for it. So I conceived a project that had the imagery I could create cost-effectively with my […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame · Assassination · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Famous line · Flashback · Hitman · Interrogation · Man vs. machine · Shootout · Woman in jeopardy

Blood In the Moonlight

August 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

“The best thing about Red Dragon (Universal), the second adaptation of Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, is that it reminds you how scary and seminal the first adaptation — Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986) — was. This new movie, directed by Brett Ratner, recycles the same narrative, many of the same lines, and even some of the […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Father/son relationship · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Murder mystery · Psycho killer · Reconstructing Crime Scene · Shootout · Woman in jeopardy