Directed by Walter Hill
Starring Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley, Matt Clark
In November, Studio Canal is bringing Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978) to 4K disc. It’s one of my favorite films of the 70s.
On October 28, The Driver will be headed into UK theaters, with the new restoration screened around the UK. Boy, would I love to ride along!
Imprint has announced a set of six films directed by Walter Hill: Hard Times (1975), The Driver (1978), The Long Riders (1981), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Johnny Handsome (1989) and Broken Trail (2006).
This is good news, first, because I absolutely love The Driver and The Long Riders— and because among the many extras to be including in this thing, I get to do a commentary for The Long Riders.
The folks at Imprint do extraordinary work, always, and I’m overjoyed to be a tiny part of this one. Highly recommended.
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Douglas Hunt Trumbull
(April 8, 1942 – February 7, 2022)
Douglas Trumbull, the special effects genius/inventor/director has passed away at 79. You can seen him up top working on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey (1968), building the moon bus model.
He also worked on Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1980) and Blade Runner (1982). And he directed the sadly under-appreciated Silent Running (1971).
Some movies get better every time you see them.
You discover something new. A performance suddenly knocks you out. You notice how the music impacts the film as a whole. Or maybe, after seeing it five times, you finally really get it.
One that really hits me in a different way ever time I see it is Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978).
I’m curious, what movies do that to you?