Save for maybe the dark, demented revenge drama JOHNNY HANDSOME (1989), the real highlight of director Walter Hill's eighties career may just be the blockbuster 48 HRS. (1982), the film that pretty much cemented the broader course his choice of films would take in that decade.
(Would he have been offered the regrettable umpteenth remake of BREWSTER'S MILLIONS without his work on this slam-bang, action-comedy that simultaneously fused Hill's late '70s aesthetic while introducing Eddie Murphy to filmgoers?).
Anyway, screenwriter/filmmaker Larry Gross
has begun a fascinating weekly contemporaneously journal detailing his exploits with Hill and the film, with entry #1
detailing the beginning of an association between the two that would result in the 48 HRS. sequel, the cult favourite STREETS OF FIRE, and 1993's GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND.
Labels: 48 HRS., Larry Gross, Walter Hill