Tag: Bob Hoskins

BR: Inserts (1975)

BR: Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

According to Hollywood lore, former Sesame Street writer John Byrum used Inserts as a show-script, and perhaps due to the sales of his produced screenplays Have a Nice Weekend and Mahogany (both 1975), he snagged an opportunity to direct Inserts in Britain with a small but stellar cast…

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BR: Prayer for the Dying, A (1987)

BR: Prayer for the Dying, A (1987)

May 24, 2016 | By

Mickey Rourke’s star power wasn’t unusual for the time, nor was his ‘pay or play’ deal with A Prayer for the Dying’s producers – regardless of whether the film gets made, he would receive his full pay – but according to director Mike Hodges power plays and perceptions of the film’s tone were already being fought out…

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