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.  

Head on over to Jeremy's Moon in the Gutter site for an illuminating read on Hill's Johnny Handsome.


Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much for the link to my look at JOHNNY HANDSOME...much appreciated. I'm looking forard to checking out these diaries...thanks for the link to those as well.

Jeremy Richey said...

I love me some typos..that should of course read, "looking foward to checking out these diaries. Thanks again!

Ned Merrill said...

No problem, Jeremy. I hope I steered some readers your way. The diaries are great. They're a day behind schedule right now. :-(