Books & Films featuring Rudy Wurlitzer
BooksSeed, David, Rudolph Wurlitzer, American Novelist and Screenwriter, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, 1991
Biskind, Peter, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998. (See the documentary fillm below)
Cannes Film Festival Official SelectionReleased by Jean-Jacques Beineix and Cargo Films in association with New Western Films, 2006
Written by Anne Feinsilber and Jean-Christophe Cavallin
Directed by Anne Feinsilber
Produced by Carine Leblanc
Executive Produced by Jean-Jacques Beineix
Music by Claire DiterziAnne Feinsilber's evocative documentary Requiem for Billy the Kid combines gorgeous 35mm Scope images of present-day New Mexico, black-and-white photographs from the 1880s, and clips from Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) to help recreate the famous outlaw's life and investigate the murky circumstances of his untimely demise.
History has it the Sheriff Pat Garrett, a reformed villain, gunned down William Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, on July 14, 1883 at Fort Sumter, where his grave is a much-visited tourist attraction. Some say, however, that the friendship between Garrett and Bonney led the lawman to let the outlaw go and that another body lies beneath the famous headstone. Director Anne Feinsilber sets out to discover the truth. Did the Kid live to a ripe old age?Requiem for Billy the Kid takes a fresh look at the ever-captivating American myth of the outlaw, and at the same time, probes the western genre and the unique spirit of those who still live today."A treat for fans of western movies and anyone interested in myths of the Old West." — Ray Bennett, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Presented in 16x9 Technovision widescreen Color, 86 minutes
2006 Kimstim Collection DVD Edition ISBN 98452 20493
How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
Released by BBC, Cactus Three, The Fremantle Corp., Trio Network, Submarine Ent., 2002
Directors interviewed: Arthur Penn, Dennis Hopper, Francis Ford Coppola, John Schlesinger, Bob Rafaelson, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, Rudy Wurlitzer, Kenneth Bowser, Peter Biskind, Rachel Talbot.
Actors interviewed: Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, and Richard Dreyfuss.
Narrated by William H. MacyBased on a story by Peter Biskind
Directed by Kenneth Bowser
Produced by Rachel Talbot, Kenneth Bowser
Based on Peter Biskind's book of the same name, this BBC-produced documentary traces the rise of a generation of Hollywood filmmakers who briefly changed the face of movies with a more personal approach that pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on-screen.
2003 Shout Factory DVD Edition ISBN 0 7389 2459 7
Foreign Versions — "La Generación que cambió Hollywood" — (Spain)
On the Road with American Road Movies
Released by Tailslate Pictures, Independent Film Channel (IFC), 2006
Interviewees: Allison Anders, Jeanine Basinger, Peter Bogdanovich, Alfonso Cuarón, Harry Dean Stanton, Gus Van Sant, Robert Benton, Karen Black, Monte Hellman, Arthur Hiller, Dennis Hopper, Sam Shepard, Rudy Wurlitzer and others . . .Written by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
Directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.
Color, Black & White, 84 min.
DVD New Video Group, ASIN B000S3IFQK — 2007