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Robert Towne

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Roger Corman Collection #2Roger Corman Collection #2 (Creature from the Haunted Seas, It Conquered the World) (1956-1961)
Dir. Roger Corman
Feat. Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, Beverly Garland
A double–feature of Corman sci–fi 'quickies'. It Conquered the World (1956) – Van Cleef lures a malevolent alien from Venus to…
Personal BestPersonal Best (1982) Recommended
Dir. Robert Towne
Feat. Mariel Hemingway, Glenn Close
Excellent directorial debut for scriptwriter Towne (of CHINATOWN fame), that uses slow–motion photography to dynamise its story of two lesbian…
Tequila SunriseTequila Sunrise (1988)
Dir. Robert Towne
Feat. Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Michelle Pfeiffer
Wandering yet amiable thriller replicates the trashy romanticism of Old Hollywood, with drug–dealer Mel Gibson trying to go straight under the…
Without LimitsWithout Limits (1998) Recommended
Dir. Robert Towne
Feat. Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland
The life of fabled long–distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who died in 1975 at the age of 24 is given a heartfelt glow by Billy Crudup and the…
Ask the DustAsk the Dust (2006)
Dir. Robert Towne
Feat. Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland
Classically seductive romance set in depression–era LA, based on John Fante‚Äôs novel, and directed by CHINATOWN scribe Robert Towne, who…

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