My Favorite Year

1982 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Richard Benjamin Produced by Michael Guskoff and Art Levinson (Mel Brooks and Joel Chrenoff uncredited) Unlike a lot of people I didn’t fall in love with Peter O’Toole from watching “Lawrence of Arabia.” I didn’t appreciate a proper respect of that role until I watched that movie years later and had […]

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The Serpent And The Rainbow

1988 Universal Pictures Directed by Wes Craven Produced by Doug Claybourne and David Ladd Written by Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman Based on “The Serpent and The Rainbow” by Wade Davis Cinematography by John Lindley Edited by Glenn Farr Music by Brad Fiedel People who know me and know what I look for in horror […]

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Back To School

1986 Orion Pictures Directed by Alan Metter Produced by Chuck Russell Screenplay by Steven Kampmann, Will Porter, Peter Torokvei and Harold Ramis Story by Rodney Dangerfield, Greg Fields and Greg Snee Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman Edited by David Rawlins Music by Danny Elfman Rodney Dangerfield will always be renowned as one of the true […]

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China Girl

1987 Vestron Pictures Directed by Abel Ferrara Produced by Michael Nozik Written by Nicholas St. John Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli Edited by Anthony Redman Music by Joe Delia Here’s a bit of advice for all you aspiring directors: if you’re going to have scenes in your movies where the main characters dance it’s a good […]

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