Extra feature from Reservoir dogs DVD. Edward Bunker recalls old times.
Exclusive Interview with Paul Schrader on Dog Eat Dog and More
Hollywood legend Paul Schrader's newest movie is based on a hardboiled Edward Bunker crime novel told from the criminal's point of view. Dog Eat Dog takes the story of three recently-released convicts, each with two strikes, and brings a gritty, modern
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A prison memoir by the hardcore felon and celebrated author of prison writing shares the grittiest of his gritty jailhouse stories-from smoking a joint in the gas chamber to swimming in the Neptune Pool at San Simeon, where he was first incarcerated at age seventeen. 15,000 first printing. *Author: Bunker, Edward/ Styron, William (INT) *Subtitle: A Memoir *Publication Date: 2001/08/01 *Number of Pages: 299 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.00
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Seven stories from the papers of one of America?s finest crime authorsRoger doesn?t mean for the preacher and his wife to die. Released less than a year earlier from San Quentin, he?s trying to make a living the only way he knows how: theft. His latest heist goes perfectly until his car breaks down. Sirens are closing in when an old black preacher stops to give him a lift. The police at the roadblock kill the elderly couple, but in the eyes of the law it?s Roger?s fault. And he will die in the gas chamber at San Quentin?unless he can break out first. Roger?s incredible story anchors this collection of short fiction by Edward Bunker, who knew better than anyone what it means to be a criminal, inside and outside of prison. In these stories, which were unpublished at the time of his death in 2005, he shows again the talent that made him such a remarkable writer.
Education of a Felon
Oceanview, Los Angeles, 1962. Stark is a rat and a con-artist. Nobody's friend. The kind of guy Eddie Bunker met in San Quentin. Stark thinks he can beat the suckers and outsmart the cops. When a big score comes his way, he's lucky to escape with his life. Four others are not so lucky. Eddie Bunker described Stark as a story about a con man. Eddie didn't think much of con-men, because, as a rule, they preyed upon people weaker than themselves. But he understood them. Stark was Eddie Bunker's first novel, written in the early 60s and a harbinger of the books that brought him critical acclaim such as No Beast So Fierce. Never published during his life time, the manuscript was only rediscovered after his death and is published in English for the first time by No Exit.Oceanview, Los...
In Education of a Felon, the reigning champion of prison novelists finally tells his own story. The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley chorus girl, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin. His hard-won experiences on L.A.'s meanest streets and in and out of prison gave him the material to write some of the grittiest and most affecting novels of our time. From smoking a joint in the gas chamber to leaving fingerprints on a knife connected to a serial kiler, from Hollywood's steamy undersde to swimming in the Neptune pool at San Simeon, Bunker delivers a memoir as colorful as any of his novels and as compelling as the life he's lead.
Hollywood legend Paul Schrader’s newest movie is based on a hardboiled Edward Bunker crime novel told from the criminal’s point of view. Dog Eat Dog takes the story of three recently-released convicts, each with two strikes, and brings a gritty, modern twist to it. When philosophical Troy (Nicolas Cage), hair-trigger Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe), and diplomatic Diesel (Christopher... We got the chance to sit down with Schrader on his press tour as the movie debuted at several of the fall festivals ahead of its release which is set for November. Dread Central: I’m a big fan of Eddie Bunker’s books, and I loved the film adaptation of Straight Time , which starred Dustin Hoffman. Also, he was the screenwriter on Straight Time, Runaway Train and Animal Factory – so I’m sure you are a fan, too. How faithful would you say Dog Eat Dog is to the book, because… your film is set in contemporary times with cell phones and computers and all. Paul Schrader: Well, Dog Eat Dog is not very faithful to that book, but Straight Time is. Bunker’s sensibilities were forged in the seventies and this novel was written in the nineties and now here it comes and I have to amend it. I wanted it to... It’s kind of an updating or rethinking of the Bunker film or book. I got into this because Nic Cage and I were looking for a way to redeem ourselves after an unpleasant experience on another movie we did, Dying of the Light, and then this script came along… but how do I make this fresh. DC: And so you chose a brand new screenwriter, Matthew Wilder. He had written this script, it was very long, very faithful to the book and I read that opening scene and said: Wow, I don’t even care what comes after this. Maybe this is what Nic and I were looking for, maybe this was our redemption and then I involved Matt in the making of the film, he plays a guy that Willem talks to in the beginning and then Matt and I became friends. DC: This is a difficult question to word delicately, because I really am a Nic Cage fan, but… how do you keep him, as a director, from going over the top. PS: Well, Nic Cage is an extremely well prepared actor. One of the best things you can do for Nic is put him in a situation and throw him off his feet… In this case, having Willem playing the high-energy role and having Nic play more or less the straight guy, it’s a great dynamic that keep both of them... DC: I read that Dog Eat Dog is a lower budget than you or the actors are used to, so… how did it all work out. PS: One of the problems of doing a Nic Cage film is that he takes most of your budget, so then you have to find somebody who will give him real competition but you don’t have much money so you go to a pro like Willem and even in that case, Nic had... PS: Yeah, I didn’t have the money to get another actor. I could have gotten a local actor but they just weren’t very interesting so I thought to myself well, I may be bad but at least I’ll be interesting so I got that big $900 check for three scenes. DC: You were a holdout for a long time. Most directors love to give themselves at least a cameo. PS: I never wanted to do it because I felt that if I did it I wouldn’t like myself and I’d cut myself out so why go through that. I remember an actor that was supposed to be in Taxi Driver got injured and I asked Marty, What are you going to do. And he said Well, I thought I’d play it. I begged and begged him not to do the part because he’d see himself on screen and cut... He saw himself onscreen, loved himself onscreen and played himself as long as he possibly could. DC: What are your thoughts on all the classics – like Hannibal Lecter, and The Exorcist for example – being developed into TV series. Is that something you’d want to do with one of your own films someday.
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Edward Bunker - Wikipedia
Edward Bunker mugshot taken at unknown California prison. Born: Edward Heward Bunker (1933-12-31) December 31, 1933 Hollywood, California, United States
Edward Bunker - Wikipedia
Edward "Eddie" Bunker (Hollywood, 31 dicembre 1933 – Burbank, 19 luglio 2005) è stato uno scrittore, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense, con un passato da ...
Edward Bunker — Wikipédia
Edward Bunker, né le 31 décembre 1933 à Hollywood et mort le 19 juillet 2005 à Burbank , est un écrivain américain, auteur de romans policiers et scénariste de ...
Edward Bunker, el escritor que fascinó a Quentin Tarantino ...
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