Tag Archives: Harry Dean Stanton

Saturday Matinee: Repo Man

By Alex Cox Source: AlexCoxFilms HOW DID REPO MAN OCCUR? After I left UCLA I was hired to write a script for United Artists about the British World War One deserter and agitator, Percy Topliss.  When I delivered the screenplay … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Straight Story

“The Straight Story” (1999) is a road film directed by David Lynch depicting elderly disabled veteran Alvin Straight’s multi-state journey by lawnmower to make amends with his estranged brother who suffered a stroke. Based on an actual journey which made … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Twister

No, not the 1996 disaster flick, but a relatively little-known indie movie from 1989 directed by Michael Almereyda and based on the novel “Oh” by Mary Robison. The film explores the self-contained world of an eccentric family whose various escalating … Continue reading

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