Tuesday, July 1, 2008
More Dirt on Sonny Landham (& Everyone Else Involved With 48Hrs.)
Thanks to William S. Wilson over at the Mobius forums, I've been tipped off to a fascinating series of online diaries posted by screenwriter Larry Gross. Gross has been periodically transcribing his diaries from the 1982 filming of Walter Hill's 48 Hrs. and they are a treasure trove of insider information from the trenches of a major Hollywood film. Political hopeful Sonny Landham comes off particularly poorly, but Gross does not mince words about anyone on set. I should also say that I am a big Walter Hill admirer and it is especially interesting to learn a little more about his personality and working methods since he's never really been given his due.