More Than Meets The Mogwai

Sunday, April 08, 2007

RIP - John Flynn

Less than a week after a tragic automobile accident claimed the life of Bob Clark and his 22-year-old son, Greencine Daily is reporting that John Flynn, director of 70s classics THE OUTFIT and ROLLING THUNDER (both of which are not on DVD), has passed away. All the more shocking is the fact that he recently made an appearance at the ongoing Grindhouse Film Festival in a retrospective screening of his ROLLING THUNDER.

Flynn hasn’t made a film since 2001, but in an interview with “Shock Cinema” magazine last year, he mentioned he was gearing up to direct a crime film that was to be his “Jean-Pierre Melville homage” (and to be shot in France); sadly, much like the slate of promising films Bob Clark was readying, it was not to be.



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