Sunday, February 14, 2016


Recently finished working my way through Paul Talbot's latest work, Bronson's Loose Again!, and found it an enjoyable and more than worthy follow-up to his highly-regarded 2006 tome Bronson's Loose: The Making of the Death WIsh Films.
Clocking in at nearly three times the length of its predecessor, Bronson's Loose Again! adds some new information and interviews regarding the Death Wish films, but also covers a range of the actor's other works, including some of his 1970s films like Hard Times, 90s telemovies and, the highlight and real meat & potatoes of the book for me, his violent 1980's action and cop/vigilante films which he made for Cannon and other independants. My favourite chapter in the book is the one which deals with the production of the sleazy 1983 Cannon film 10 to Midnight, in which Talbot tracks the development of the film (presold with a mock-up poster plugging it as a film about an international terrorist plot rather than the psycho-sexual thriller it turned into), details scenes from the screenplay which were cut from the film, and interviews Gene Davis, who was so memorable at playing the handsome but creepy killer in the film.
Definately a must-have for Bronson enthusiasts, particularly those who favour this era in the actor's long and prolific career.
Bronson's Loose Again! is avaialble from Amazon and the publisher, Bear Manor Media, at: