Tag: Robert Towne

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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Darryl Ponicsan’s The Last Detail + Cinderella Liberty (1973)

Darryl Ponicsan’s The Last Detail + Cinderella Liberty (1973)

March 22, 2016 | By

Two stellar classics from 1973 based on the novels by Darryl Ponicsan: Hal Ashby’s The Last Detail (Twilight Time) + Mark Rydell’s Cinderella Liberty (Fox).

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Desert Island Films: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) + Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Desert Island Films: The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) + Tequila Sunrise (1988)

November 4, 2015 | By

Reviewed are two films I’d have to have if trapped on a desert island: Steve Kloves’ The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) from Twilight Time + Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise (1988) from Warner Home Video.

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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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