Tag: John Byrum

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

Reviews of two 1970s indie-minded dramas on porn: Paul Schrader’s Hardcore (1976) in separate Blu-ray editions from Twilight Time & Indicator, and John Byrum’s Inserts (1975) + an Editor’s Blog on Hollywood’s inability to fuse drama + porn.

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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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