Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on John Huston’s Boxing Neo-Noir ‘Fat City’
Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on John Huston's Boxing Neo-Noir 'Fat City'
Auteurs! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama introducing John Huston’s 1972 film “Fat City,” starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges and Susan Tyrrell.
John Huston’s career rebounded after a series of boxoffice
duds when this downbeat neo-noir boxing movie became a surprise critical and
commercial success. “When you say you want to go to Fat City, it means you want
the good life”, explains Leonard Gardner, author of the book and the
screenplay. Strikingly shot by Conrad Hall in the long-since-demolished skid
row area of Stockton, California.
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