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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 05:02 PM

44. Alex Cox with a nice Richard Case Nagell summary (video)


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021904646#post35

BTW Alex Cox is an interesting character in his own right...
the 1987 movie, Walker - earned Cox spot on US blacklist

Walker is a 1987 Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox. The film based on the life story of William Walker (played by Ed Harris), the American filibuster who invaded Mexico in the 1850s and made himself President of Nicaragua shortly thereafter. It was written by Rudy Wurlitzer and scored by Joe Strummer, who also plays a small role as a member of Walker's army. The film, released in 1987 and which by the end is intentionally full of anachronisms such as helicopters, Zippo lighters, automatic rifles, and a car passing a horse carriage, was made in Nicaragua during the American-sponsored Contra War.

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Director Alex Cox was never employed again by a major Hollywood studio, and his subsequent films have received only limited distribution in the United States. In a 2008 interview with The A.V. Club, Cox said, "Distribution is controlled by the studios, and I've been on the blacklist of the studios for the last 20 years... The last movie I was asked to direct was The Running Manů which was actually quite a good film, I thought. I would have liked to have done The Running Man. It was just that Walker happened at the same time."

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30321

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