Tag: Sidney Pollack

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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A Tale of Sad Beautiful People: Bobby Deerfield (1977)

A Tale of Sad Beautiful People: Bobby Deerfield (1977)

October 27, 2016 | By

Review of Sidney Pollack’s ‘European’ drama Bobby Deerfield (1977), new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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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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