Books & Films featuring Rudy Wurlitzer


Seed, 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)



Requiem for Billy the Kid

Cannes Film Festival Official Selection

Released 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 Diterzi

Anne 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

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls