BRONSON'S LOOSE AGAIN! ON THE SET WITH CHARLES BRONSON (paperback)
This all-new companion volume to the acclaimed Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films reveals more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies. Documented herein are fascinating tales behind some of the finest Bronson films of the mid-1970s (including Hard Times and From Noon Till Three); his big-budget independent epics Love and Bullets and Cabo Blanco; his lesser-known, underrated dramas Borderline and Act of Vengeance; his notorious sleaze/action Cannon Films classics of the 80s (including 10 to Midnight, Murphy’s Law and Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects); the numerous unmade projects he was attached to; and his TV movies of the 90s (including The Sea Wolf).
Exhaustively researched, the book features over three dozen exclusive, candid interviews including those with directors Frank D. Gilroy and Jerrold Freedman; producers Menahem Golan and Lance Hool; writers David Engelbach, Harold Nebenzal and Andrew J. Fenady; and actors Maggie Blye, Kirk Taylor, Gene Davis, Robert F. Lyons, Kathleen Wilhoite, Angel Tompkins, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Joy, and Diane Ladd.
Profusely illustrated with rare promotional materials, behind-the-scenes photos, and images from deleted scenes, Bronson’s Loose Again!: On the Set with Charles Bronson is loaded with previously untold insight into one of the most elusive and unique icons in cinema history.
Paul Talbot is the author of the books Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films, Mondo Mandingo: The Falconhurst Books and Films, and The Films of the Dionne Quintuplets as well as numerous articles for magazines like Video Watchdog, CinemaRetro, Psychotronic, Films of the Golden Age, Shock Cinema, Screem, and Weng’s Chop. He has contributed liner notes, extras, and/or commentary tracks for DVD and Blu-ray releases.
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"I didn't think Paul Talbot could top BRONSON'S LOOSE... but he's managed to do it in this terrific over view of Charles Bronson's films outside of the DEATH WISH franchise. It's full of great interviews and insights into the development, production, and ultimate success (or failure) of his films and TV movies. You don't have to be a Bronson fan to enjoy this book...it's a must-read for anyone interested in the business behind how movies get made...and why they don't. For instance, there's a fascinating anecdote in the chapter on LOVE & BULLETS about the unfilmed Bronson project POWER...based on a rejected script in the DIRTY HARRY franchise. The movie was later made as FIREPOWER starring James Coburn. And here lies the seed of what could be Paul's next great book...the inside story on all the films made from rejected DIRTY HARRY scripts (like Chuck Norris' CODE OF SILENCE and Fred Williamson's THE BIG SCORE)."
-- Lee Goldberg, television writer and novelist
"Author Talbot’s excellent sequel to his previous tome Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the Death Wish Films, picks up the two-fisted icon’s career from Walter Hill’s underrated street-fighting tale, Hard Times (1975) through the Family of Cops network TV series (1995-1999), mixing extensive production info with quotes from Bronson and co-workers, theatrical release patterns, and critical receptions, all illustrated by related posters and stills. Withal, an exhaustively researched, well-written and compelling treat for Bronson buffs."
"Loaded with fascinating first-hand anecdotes, this is an invaluable addition to any Charles Bronson fan's library."
- Shock Cinema