Tag: Dave Grusin

BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

BR: Yakuza, The (1974)

June 30, 2017 | By

Derived from a story and originally scripted by brothers Leonard and Paul Schrader, respectively, producer-director Sydney Pollack, fresh off The Way We Were (1973), had Robert Towne (Chinatown) attenuate the action and violence and put a greater emphasis on the culture clashes between east and west…

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Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

April 20, 2017 | By

The absurdity of John Le Carré’s plot may have been the key attraction for Hill: an American actress working in a London rep theatre is recruited by the Israeli secret service to pretend she’s the lover of the bomber’s brother, acting out the role with her own real background until the bomber’s identified and ultimately neutralized…

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BR: Bobby Deerfield (1977)

BR: Bobby Deerfield (1977)

October 27, 2016 | By

Originally a project designed for Paul Newman, Bobby Deerfield went into creative turnaround when the blue-eyed star lost interest in the project, after which director Sidney Pollack approached Al Pacino, still glowing from the critical successes Dog Day Afternoon and The Godfather: Part II…

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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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Soundtrack Reviews

Soundtrack Reviews

February 19, 2015 | By

Soundtrack reviews of John Murphy’s Anonymous Rejected Filmscore (Taped Noise), Antonio Sanchez’ Birdman (Milan Records), Frederik Wiedmann’s Dying of the Light + James Newton Howard’s Nightcrawler (Lakeshore Records), and Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard’s John Wick + Keep on Keepin’ On (Varese Sarabande).

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BR: Front, The (1976)

BR: Front, The (1976)

July 10, 2014 | By

A cashier accepts an offer to submit TV scripts on behalf of his blacklisted friend during the Hollywood Blacklist era, but greed and ignorance start to undo his cozy arrangements…

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