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The Wreck

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/9781496804143.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, about Two-Lane Blacktop’s post-production and release, relates how Monte Hellman cut together a European-style, slow-paced film. Esquire magazine had put the movie on its cover, calling ... More


Starting Line

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/9781496804143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, which details pre-production, the eccentric, socialite producer Michael Laughlin, married to movie star Leslie Caron, hires cerebral hippy director Monte Hellman to make Two-Lane ... More


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


On the Road

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/9781496804143.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the filmmakers start shooting in Los Angeles, then take to the road, stopping in Needles, California; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Santa Fe, New Mexico, often travelling on smaller ... 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


A Jump Start

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/9781496804143.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the finding of a home for the film, and describes contracts signed and last-minute preparations. Universal Studios had set up a youth unit to attract younger audiences, and 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


Picking up Speed

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/9781496804143.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Monte Hellman goes to Seattle for a retrospective of his films, mounted by Scarecrow Video. The store draws up a petition, ultimately with more than 2,000 signatures, to request ... 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


The Finish Line: The Film Catches Fire

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/9781496804143.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Two-Lane Blacktop becomes a cult classic, honoured with inclusion in the National Film Registry and released by the prestigious Criterion Collection. This chapter features interviews with some ... More


Potholes

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/9781496804143.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The film company finishes shooting the picture in this chapter.In Boswell, Oklahoma they use up the town’s water supply and two locals with a shotgun in a pickup truck run them out of town. The ... More


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