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Stalled

Sylvia Townsend

in Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496804143
eISBN:
9781496820891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804143.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter relates how CBS Cinema Center Films agreed to make Two-Lane Blacktop and Monte Hellman chose cinematographer Gregory Sandor to shoot the film using wide-screen Techniscope. Over the ... More


The Fast Lane: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll Stars

Sylvia Townsend

in Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496804143
eISBN:
9781496820891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804143.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the film company arrives in Tucumcari, New Mexico to shoot the gas station scene where the race is set up – a tour de force of cinematography. Jaclyn Hellman blows up at her husband, ... More


Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Sylvia Townsend

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496804143
eISBN:
9781496820891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804143.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In meticulous detail, the book describes the filming, release, and influence of the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop. In 1970 the urbane producer Michael Laughlin asked the hippy filmmaker Monte Hellman ... More


A Restoration

Sylvia Townsend

in Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496804143
eISBN:
9781496820891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804143.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter tells how Two-Lane Blacktop gained recognition years after its release.Warren Oates and two other lead actors die, giving the film an aura of poignancy—Laurie Bird from a drug overdose ... More


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