Walter Hill

The Cinema of a Hollywood Maverick


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About the Book

This is a comprehensive journey through the long career of auteur Hollywood filmmaker Walter Hill, director of The Driver, The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Streets of Fire and many more. The book covers every motion picture that Hill directed, with historical detail and critical commentary on each, and discusses Hill’s overall cultural relevance and industrial impact. It includes candid conversations with Hill; producer Larry Gordon; actors Nicholas Guest, William Sadler and Michael Paré; cinematographers Lloyd Ahern and Matthew Leonetti; composers Van Dyke Parks and David Mansfield; screenwriter Larry Gross, and others who worked with Hill throughout his prolific career.

About the Author(s)

Wayne Byrne is an Irish author and film historian. He has written on film and music culture for a variety of notable publications and on subjects such as Tom DiCillo, Burt Reynolds, Nick McLean, Elm Street, and Walter Hill.

Bibliographic Details

Wayne Byrne
Foreword by Allan Graf
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: 56 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8810-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4887-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Foreword by Allan Graf  1
Introduction  5
One—Walter: Writer  7
Two—Hard Times, Harder Men  17
Three—Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young  68
Four—“Blow something up!”  96
Five—Tales for Television and Way Out West  127
Six—Same Director, Different Hollywood  176
Seven—“It’s a collaboration”: A Celebration of Walter Hill  198
Interviewees and Dates  205
Index  207