Tag: Conrad Hall

BR: Black Widow (1987)

BR: Black Widow (1987)

July 25, 2016 | By

Bob Rafelson’s 1981 adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice can’t be credited with launching a resurgence of noir in the 1980s (the honors to some degree probably belong to Lawrence Kasdan’s competing, sweaty 1981 neo-noir classic Body Heat), Rafelson did revisit the genre a couple of times…

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BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

June 18, 2016 | By

The title of Richard Brooks’ 19th feature film as director infers a story with a classic alls-well-that-ends-well finale, but The Happy Ending proved to be something that goes against the grain of a classic Hollywood saga of bored privileged housewives boozing and bed-hopping and clothes shopping to their hearts’ content before hitting sleazy lows…

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BR: Tequila Sunrise (1988)

BR: Tequila Sunrise (1988)

November 4, 2015 | By

According to producer Thom Mount (who provided a commentary track for the film’s original 2010 DVD release), Tequila Sunrise came into being when Towne launched a lawsuit with Warner Bros. regarding his prior directing debut, Personal Best, and part of the settlement including the studio funding and releasing a film which the esteemed screenwriter would act as writer & director…

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