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« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2015, 05:15:24 PM »

An interesting tidbit for me, (& excuse me if I've mentioned this before), is that one of the more serious films he considered doing after "Two Lane Blacktop" was "Straight Time", with Dustin Hoffman.  I'm sure Jon's book mentions that Karen & I had completely different versions about him starring in "Midnight Express", but I remember after he turned down "Straight Time" I saw the role played by Harry Dean Stanton, and it was quite a few years before I saw Harry in anything that I couldn't picture Dennis playing instead...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001765/?ref_=nv_sr_1#actor
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« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2015, 05:50:14 PM »

An interesting tidbit for me, (& excuse me if I've mentioned this before), is that one of the more serious films he considered doing after "Two Lane Blacktop" was "Straight Time", with Dustin Hoffman.  I'm sure Jon's book mentions that Karen & I had completely different versions about him starring in "Midnight Express", but I remember after he turned down "Straight Time" I saw the role played by Harry Dean Stanton, and it was quite a few years before I saw Harry in anything that I couldn't picture Dennis playing instead...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001765/?ref_=nv_sr_1#actor

When it comes to classic Harry Dean roles, Bud in Repo Man has Dennis written all over it.
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« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2021, 02:36:48 AM »

Didn't want to start a new thread for this.


‘Two-Lane Blacktop’s’ Original Publicist on Why the Monte Hellman Classic Has Been Misunderstood for 50 Years

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/two-lane-blacktop-50th-anniversary-monte-hellman-james-taylor-1235013008/?fbclid=IwAR3RCdRuoDunTzh6m-C7hRyEfin5MXfv2oLuGG3Fi1C_1927XI9m7pH7XfI
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« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2021, 10:02:59 AM »

For those who wish to avoid Facebook's tracking, here's the link without their tracking code:
https://variety.com/2021/film/news/two-lane-blacktop-50th-anniversary-monte-hellman-james-taylor-1235013008/
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« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2021, 07:43:18 PM »

In the commentary track for the film, Monte (who's worked with some great actors) said that Dennis was an ideal actor in the sense that he was the most unselfconscious actor he ever directed. Dennis did his scenes as though everything that was happening was real. He seemed completely unaware of being filmed. Dennis' only real issue was remembering his lines (though there weren't that many of them).
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