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September 10, 2002

Walter Hill redux

Friedrich --

Thanks for the Walter Hill update. I'm not exactly surprised "Undisputed" is a turkey. I remember how exciting Hill's early movies were, and how quickly his work deteriorated.

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Thenish

I haven't seen many of the movies he's made since "48 HRS," but each one has been awful. Downright bizarre how bad Hill's work has become. It seems lazy and pointlessly "dynamic," as though he now thinks that tons of footage, camera angles and edits can make up for a lousy (albeit "mythical") script and an aversion to staging.

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Nowish

I can't think of another filmmaker so talented whose work has gone so completely to hell. Can you?

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at September 10, 2002




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