Documentary INSIDE HIGH NOON Written & Directed by John Mulholland Narrated by Matthew Rhys Streaming Nationwide on PBS for Award Season
Writer | Director | Film Historian
Inside High Noon written & directed by John Mulholland to be released in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the film HIGH NOON.
Elmore Leonard, author of more than 40 novels, is renowned in the literary community. From his westerns and early novels of crime based in Detroit and South Florida, right through his complex and virtually plotless later work, Elmore Leonard dissected an America whose founding sins have continued to haunt it all the days. Leonard’s depiction of America is as real as Twain’s Hannibal, Faulkner’s Mississippi and Steinbeck’s Monterey. The new documentary ELMORE LEONARD: “But don’t try to write” explores the prolific author’s legacy and his influence on generations of writers. Directed and written by John Mulholland and narrated by Campbell Scott, the program is distributed and presented by American Public Television (APT) and premieres on public television stations nationwide beginning July 1, 2022 (check local listings for airdates).
Author of more than 40 works, Leonard was especially known for his crackling dialogue and dark humor. Many of his novels were adapted for film and television, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Jackie Brown, and 3:10 to Yuma. The Hollywood Reporter ranked him No. 2 on their list of “Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors” in 2012, behind Stephen King (who once called Leonard “the great American writer”). From the 1980s through his death in 2013, he remained a top-selling writer.
Beyond being recognized as one of the finest crime novelists of the past half-century, Elmore Leonard is one of the most acclaimed novelists of the era. ELMORE LEONARD: BUT DON’T TRY TO WRITE explores why, tracing Leonard’s career, writing process and his influence. The documentary features exclusive images and previously unseen home movie footage, family photographs, and in-depth interviews with both literary experts and those who knew him well, including colleagues, family, and childhood friends.
Colossal New York to publish 4 graphic novels by John Mulholland
Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen Blu-Ray contains more than three hours of raw, never-before-seen interview footage from on-camera participants such as: Kirk Douglas, Patrick Hemingway, Charlton Heston, Patricia Neal, George Plimpton, Robert Stack, Susan Beegel, Fr. Gene Connelly, and dozens of others; audio commentary …
Announcing “Classic Film Chatter,” by John Mulholland with guests Craig Gilbert and Meir Ribalow.
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Classic Film Chatter is a new book series that brings lively discussion of Hollywood movies to readers and film lovers everywhere. Combining the scope and expertise of a film historian and the accessibility of a podcast-style discussion, writer and filmmaker John Mulholland guides readers through a spirited tour of notable film genres.
For the first volume, Politics in Film, John is joined by guests Craig Gilbert and Meir Ribalow to answer the question of what constitutes a political film in Hollywood, and how the genre’s dynamics have shifted over a century of moviemaking. From dramas like Meet John Doe to satires like Election to thrillers like The Manchurian Candidate, cinematic politics have taken a variety of forms, and the Classic Film Chatter crew provides crucial context and whip-smart commentary as they tease out the connections and contrasts between titles as disparate as Citizen Kane, High Noon, The Candidate, In the Heat of the Night, and so many more.
Each volume of Classic Film Chatter comes from a live discussion recorded with John Mulholland and his guests, and is augmented by synopses and visuals of dozens of the films that matter most. It’s an ongoing crash course in Hollywood history, and Politics in Film is the thrilling and informative first chapter.
An April screening at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago of the New York Times Critics Pick feature documentary, “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen”, will celebrate the release of the new double-disc Blu-ray. The screening will also include a Q & A panel discussion …