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CHC Road Trip by Rochelle Catuira

December 11th, 2009 by Chris Caruso · Uncategorized

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Carlos’ Journey by Carlos Chinchilla

December 11th, 2009 by Chris Caruso · Uncategorized

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Road Movies

October 28th, 2009 by Chris Caruso · Uncategorized

sources:

Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark, eds. The Road Movie Book (Routledge, 1997)

David Laderman, Driving Visions: Exploring the Raod Movie (Univ. of Texas, 2002)

Jack Sargeant & Stephanie Watson, Lost Highways: An Illustrated History of Road Movies (Creation Books, 1999)

Mark Williams, Road Movies: The Complete Guide to Cinema on Wheels (Proteus, 1982)

1932

The Crowd Roars – Howard Hawks (James Cagney, Joan Blondell)

1939

Indianapolis Freeway (a/k/a Roaring Road) – Lloyd Bacon

(Pat O’Brien, Ann Sheridan, John Payne)

*The Wizard of Oz – Victor Fleming

1940

*The Grapes of Wrath – John Ford (Henry Fonda, John Carradine)

Road to Singapore – Victor Schertzinger

They Drive by NIght – Raoul Walsh

(George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Ann Sheridan)

Thunder Road – Arthur Ripley (Robt. MItchum, Keely Smith)

1941

Sullivan’s Travels – Preston Sturges

1942

Road to Morocco – David Butler

1943

Truck Busters -  B. Reaves Eason

1944

The Last Ride – D. Ross Lederman

1945

Detour -  Edgar G. Ulmar

1947

Desperate – Anthony Mann (Raymond Burr, Jason Robards)

Road to Rio – Norman Z. McLeod

1948

They Live By Night – Nicholas Ray

1949

Gun Crazy – Joseph H. Lewis

They Live by Night – Nicholas Ray

Thieves’ Highway – Jules Dassin (Richard Contee, Lee J. Cobb)

1953

Wages of Fear – Fr/Italy – Henri G. Clouzot (Yves Montand)

The Wild One – Laslo Benedek (Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin)

1954

Drive a Crooked Road – Richard Quine

Johnny Dark – Geroge Sherman (Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie)

1956

Hot Rod Girl – Leslie Martinson

Hot Cars – Donald McDowell

1957

The Devil’s Hairpin – Cornel Wilde (Cornel Wilde, Mary Astor)

Dragstrip Girl – Edward L. Cahn

Hell Drivers – GrBr – dir. C. Raker Endfield

1958

Dragstrip Riot – David Bradley

Ten Days to Tulara – George Sherman (Sterling Hayden)

1962

Lolita – Stanley Kubrick (James Mason, Shelly Winters)

Red Ball Express – Budd Boetticher (Jeff Chandler)

1963

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World – Stanley Kramer

The Leather Boys – GrBr – Sidney J. Furie (Rita Tushingham)

The Young Racers – Roger Corman

1964

The Lively Set – Jack Arnold (James Darren)

1965

Backfire – Fr. – Jean Becker

Red Line 7000 – Howard Hawks (James Caan)

1966

Don’t Look Back – D. A. Pennebaker – Dylan’s tour movie

Faster Pussycat, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – Russ Meyer

Grand Prix – John Frankenheimer (James Garner, Eva Marie Saint)

The Wild Angels – Roger Corman (Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd)

1967

*Bonnie and Clyde – Arthur Penn (Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway)

Born Losers – T.C. Frank

The Detour – Bulgaria – Grisha Ostrovski

Devil’s Angels – Dan Haller (John Cassavetes)

Hell’s Angels on Wheels – Richard Rush (Jack Nicholson)

Hot Rod Rumble – Leslie Martinson

The Long Hall – GrBr – Ken Hughes (Victor Mature, Diana Dors)

Thunder Alley – Richard Rush (Fabian, Annette Funicello)

Two for the Road – Stanley Donen

Weekend – Jean-Luc Goddard

1968

Angels from Hell -Bruce Kessler

Fever Heat (a/k/a Stockcar) – Russell S. Doughten, Jr.

Girl on a Motorcycle – BrBr & Fr – Jack Cardiff (Marianne Faithful, Alain Delon)

Speedway – Norman Taurog (Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra)

Targets – Peter Bogdanovich (Boris Karloff, Tim O’Kelly)

Weekend – Fr/Italy – Jean-Luc Godard

The Wild Racers – Daniel Haller (Fabian)

1969

Easy Rider – Dennis Hopper (Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson)

Hell’s Angels ’69 – Lee Madden

Hell’s Bells – Maury Dexter

Midnight Cowboy – Martin Brest (Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voigt)

The Love Bug – Robert Stevenson (first of 4 Herbie movies)

The Rain People – Francis Ford Coppola (James Caan, Robert Duvall)

The Rebel Rousers – Martin B. Cohen (Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Dianna Ladd)

Run Angel, Run – Jack Starrett

Winning – James Goldstone (Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robt Wagner)

1970

Angels Die Hard – Richard Compton (Tom Baker )

C.C. & Company – Seymour (Joe Namath, Ann-Margret)

Cylce Savages – Bill Brame (Bruce Dern)

Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)

The Hard Ride – Burt Topper

Little Fauss and Big Halsy – Sidney J. Furie Robt Redford, Lauren Hutton)

The Losers -  Jack Starrett

Then Came Bronson – William A. Graham (Bonnie Bedeila, Martin Sheen)

Zabriskie Point – Michelangelo Antonioni

1971

Angels as Hard as They Come – Joe Viola (Scott Glenn)

Breaker! Breaker! – Don Hulette (Chuck Norris)

The Cars that Ate Paris – Aust. – Peter Weir

Duel – Steven Spielberg directorial debut (Dennis Weaver)

The Last Run – Richard Fleischner (George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst)

Le Mans – Lee Katzin (Steve McQueen)

Two Lane Blacktop – Monte Hellman (James Taylor)

Vanishing Point – GrBr – Richard Sarafian

1972

Duel – Steven Spielberg (Dennis Weaver)

The Getaway – Sam Peckinpah (Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw)

Pay Day – Daryl Duke (Rip Torn)

1973

Badlands – Terence Malick (Sissy Spacek, Kit Carruthers, Martin Sheen)

Drive Hard, Drive Fast – Douglas Heyes (Brian Kelly, Joan Collins)

Electra Glide in Blue – James William. Guercio

Last American Hero – Lamont Johnson (Jeff Bridges)

Paper Moon – Peter Bogdanovich (Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal) – good US in 30s

Road Movie – Joseph Strick

Slither – Howard Zieff (James Caan, Sally Kellerman)

Steel Arena – Mark L. Lester

Thieves Like Us – Robert Altman (Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall)

White Lightning – Joseph Sargent (Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Diana Ladd)

Your Three Minutes Are Up – Douglas Schwartz (Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman)

1974

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry – John Hough (Peter Fonda, Susan George)

Road Movie – Joseph Strick

Sugarland Express – Steven Speilberg (Goldie Hawn)

Thundrbolt and Lightfoot – Michael Cimino (Clint Eastwood; Jeff Bridges)

Truck Stop Women -. Mark L. Lester

1975

Deathrace 2000 – Paul Bartel (David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone) -sci fi

Nashville – Roberrt Altman

Race with the Devil – Jack Starrett

Return to Macon Country – Richard Compton (Nick Nolte)

The Passenger – Michelangelo Antonioni

White Line Fever – Jonathan Kaplan

1976

Carquake – Paul Bartel (David Carradine)

Eat My Dust -Charles B. Griffith (Ron Howard)

The Gumball Rally – Chuck Bail (Raul Julia)

Jackson County Jail – Michael Miller (Yvette Mimiwux, Tommy Lee Jones)

Kings of the Road – Ger – Wim Wenders

1977

Backroads – Australian – Philip Noyce

The Car – Eliot Silverstein (James Brolin)

Bobby Deerfield – Sydney Pollack (Al Pacino, Marthe Keller)

Citizens Band (a/d/a/ Handle With Care) – Jonathan Demme

The Gauntlet – Clint Eastwood (Clint Eastwood)

Grand Theft Auto – Ron Howard (Ron Howard)

Joyride – Joseph Ruben (Desi Arnez Jr, Melanie Griffith, Robert Carradine)

Outlaw Blues – Richard T. Heffron (Peter Fonda)

Smokey and the Bandit – Hal Needham (Burt Reynolds)

Thunder and Lightning -Corey Allen (David Carradine)

The Van – Sam Grossman

1978

Convoy -Sam Peckinpah (Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Ernest Borgnine)

Corvette Summer – Matthew Robbins (Mark Hammill, Annie Potts)

The Driver – Walter Hill (Ryan O’Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabel Adjani)

The Sorcerer -William Friedkin (Roy Scheider)

Stingray – Richard Taylor

1979

Heart Beat – John Byrum – based on Kerouac’s life

Mad Max – George Miller

Radio On – GrBr – Christopher Petit

1980

Cannonball Run -Hal Needham

(Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Peter Fonda)

Silver Dream Racer – GrBr – David Wickes (Beau Bridges)

1981

Back Roads – Martin Ritt (Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones)

Mad Max & Mad Max II – George Miller (Mel Gibson)

Road Games – Australia – Richard Franklin (Stacey Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis)

1983

Heart Like a Wheel – Jonathan Kaplan

- based on story of female drag racer Shirley Muldowney

National Lampoon’s Vacation – Harold Ramis

1984

Paris, Texas – Wim Wenders (Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell)

Repo Man – Alex Cox (Emilio Estevez)

Stranger than Paradise – Jim Jarmusch

1985

Blue Velvet – David Lynch

Lost in America – Albert Brooks

1987

Candy Mountain – Rudy Wurlitzr and Robert Frank

Highwayman – 1987

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – John Hughes

1988

Highway 91 – Jerry Jameson

Rain Man – Barry Levinson (Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman)

1989

Drugstore Cowboy – Gus Van Sant

Leningrad Cowboys Go America – Finland/Sweden – Aki Kaurismaki

Mystery Train – Jim Jarmusch

Road Kill – Canada/Britain – Bruce McDonald

Powwow Highway – Jonathan Wacks

1990

The Road to God Knows Where – Uli M. Schuppel

Wild at Heart – David Lynch

1991

The Chase – Adam Rifkin (Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson)

Delusion – Carl Colpaert

Highway 61 – Canada/Britain – Bruce McDonald

Highway to Hell – Ate DeJong

Thelma and Louise – Ridley Scott (Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon)

1992

Gas, Food, Lodging – Allison Anders

Leaving Normal – Edward Zwick

The Living End – Gregg Araki

*My Own Private Idaho – Gus Van Sant

Roadside Prophets – Abbe Wool (may be first road movie written & directed by a woman)

1993

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues – Gus Van Sant

Kalifornia – Domenic Sena

True Romance – Tony Scott

1994

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Stephan Elliott

Dumb and Dumber

Love and a .45 – C.M. Talkington

Natural Born Killers – Oliver Stone

1995

Dead Man – Jim Jarmusch

Freeway

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar – Beeban Kidron

1996

Breakdown

Crash – David Cronenberg – based on Ballard’s novel

Get on the Bus – Spike Lee

Lewis and Clark and George

My Fellow Americans

1997

The Apostle – Robert Duvall

Dream with the Fishes – Finn Taylor

Lost Highway – David Lynch

1998

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Terry Gilliam

Men with Guns – John Sayles

Niagara, Niagara

Ozona

*Smoke Signals – Chris Eyre – from script by Sherman Alexie

1999

Another Day in Paradise

The Straight Story – David Lynch – vehicle is a lawn mover

2000

Road Trip

2003

Finding Nemo – Pixar

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Road Literature

October 28th, 2009 by Chris Caruso · Uncategorized

Ronald Primeau, Romance of the Road: The Literature of the American Highway (1996)

Kris Lackey, Road Frames (1997)

David Laderman, Driving Visions: Exploring the Road Movie (2002)

1900: L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (annotated ed. by Michael Patrick Hearn, 2000)

1916: Emily Post, By Motor to the Golden Gate

1919: Sinclair Lewis: Free Air

1920: Beatrice Massey, It Could Have Been Worse

1921: Winifred Hawkridge Dixon, Westward Hoboes: Ups and Downs of Frontier Motoring

1927:  Franz Kafka, Amerika

1930: John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel

1931: John T. Faris, Roaming American Highways

1936: Zephine Humphrey, Green Mountains to Sierras

1938: Roland Wild, Double-Crossing America

1939: John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (best known proletarian road saga)

1941: Kaj Klitgaard, Through the American Landscape

1945: Henry Miller, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

1946: Beth O’Shea, A Long Way from Boston

1947: Richard Phenix, On My Way Home

1948: Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day

1950: Michael Robertson, Beyond the Sunset

1952: John Clellon Holmes, Go

Carl Rowan, South of Freedom

1954: Jim Thompson, Rough Neck

1955: Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

1956: Nelson Algren, A Walk on the Wild Side

1957:  Jack Kerouac, On the Road

1958: Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums;   The Subterraneans

Jim Thompson, The Getaway

1959: Alex Atkinson & Ronald Searle, By Rocking Chair Across America

1960:  Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler

John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me

John Updike, Rabbit Run

1961: J.R. Humphreys, The Lost Towns & Roads of America

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie: In Search of America

1962:  Clancy Sigal, Going Away: A Report, a Memoir

Douglas Woolf, Wall to Wall

1965:  John A. Williams, This Is My Country Too

Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

1966: William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot

1968: Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

1969: William C. Anderson, The Two-Ton Albatross

Fred Bauer, How Many Miles to Hillsboro?

James Leo Herlihy, Midnight Cowboy

1970: Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays

Larry McMUrtry, Moving On

1971:  Michelle Cole, Stuart Black, Checking It Out

Don DeLillo, Americana

Katherine Dunn, Truck

Bill Moyers, Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1972:  Jack Kerouac, Visions of Cody

Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

Anne Roiphe, Long Division

1973:   J.G. Ballard, Crash

Jim Harrison, A Good Day to Die

1974:  Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

1975:  Mark Vonnegut, The Eden Express

1977:  Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

1978:  Eugene McCarthy, America Revisited: 150 Years after Tocqueville

1979:  David Seal, The Powwow Highway

1980:  John Keeble, Yellowfish

Hilma Wolitzer, Hearts

1981: Chet Fuller, I Hear Them Calling My Name

Jan Kerouac, Baby Driver

Larry McMurty, Cadillac Jack

Jonathan Raban, Old Glory: An American Voyage

1982:  William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

Toby Olson, Seaview

Richard Reeves, American Journey: Travelling with Toqueville in Search of Democracy in America

William Saroyan, Short Drive, Sweet Chariot

1984:  Jayne Anne Phillips, Machine Dreams

John Updike, Rabbit Run

1985: Charles Kuralt, On the Road with Charles Kuralt

1987:  Jim Dodge, Not Fade Away

Dayton Duncan, Out West: An American Journey (retraces Lewis & Clark)

Jayne Anne Phillips, Fast Lanes

Mona Simpson, Anywhere But Here

Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard

1988:  Jan Kerouac, Trainsong

Mary Morris, Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Travelling Alone

1989:  Bill Bryson, Lost Continent

Ian Frazier, Great Plains

Cynthia Kadohata, The Floating World

1990:  Charles Kuralt, My Life on the Road

1991: Jill Schneider, Route 66 across New Mexico

1992:  Douglas Brinkley, The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey

1994: Stephen Wright, Going Native

1995: Steven Dixon, Interstate

Jonathan Lethem, Amnesia Moon

1996: Chelsea Cain, Dharma Girl

1997: Mike Bryan, Uneasy Rider: The Interstate Way of Knowledge

Steve Erickson, American Nomad

1999: James Morgan, The Distance to the Moon: A Road Trip into the American Dream

2003: Tom Levinson, All That’s Holy: A Young Guy, An Old Car, and the Search for God in America

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Media

September 4th, 2009 by Jan Stepinski · Uncategorized

I have never posted on a blog before, but I hope to pick up on how the process works quickly enough. And the time on this page read 8:30 when it is in fact 9:30, so the electronic system does have flaws I am not responsible for.

Contemplating a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet today we wondered whether there are any intrinsic idenities that people ascribe to themselves and that people would be willing to fight, to die for. We mentioned political parties, but I sincerely doubt that they would risk their statures with murder. Any death that one could attribute to a politician would not be through a gun, but through a byzantine process of legislation and deceit and hidden deals in which the stronger side attempts to degrade the other. Especially now, in any case, politicians hold onto their ideologies primarily to appease the voters, aka the big lobbies that pay them not to think too much about the ideology. And any violence that might somehow arise among the policians would immediately be reported by the media.

The media in that case seems like an ammeliorater, but here is evidence that it isn’t. The Wall Street Journal today had a sidebar about newspapers warring in Italy. A Catholic paper of the Vatican accused Berlusconi, Italy’s Prime Minister, of lewd behavior, so the nationally regulated newspaper responded with a piece alleging the Catholic newspaper’s editor’s homosexuality. The Catholic editor was forced to step down, and Vatican-Italian relations soured. Religion is irrelevant here, but the two governments, Vatican and Italian, use newspapers to escalate a conflict between them.

Newspapers evidently distort any conflict over identities. It will be interesting to see whether the newspaper industry can survive, though. I read the sidebars of newspapers in search for less subjective, front-page distortions. But if newspapers get more expensive and lose readership, and if the primary way of learning about worldly occurences becomes reading blogs, then “gang” warfare might change very dramatically. It might become difficult to distinguish clear factions with members of each faction posting their own opinions. I doubt it will come to that, though. Romeo and Juliet persists through the centuries because it contains an intricate discourse about raw human emotions. People will not just suddenly let go of those because they can opine about the world on blogs. Tensions about tradition and love will persist, and I do not want to prophesize about whether they will be forces powerful enough to motivate…all those foul things.

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Hello world!

September 2nd, 2009 by Chris Caruso · Uncategorized

Welcome to Macaulay Eportfolio Collection. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then get started!

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