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Jerry Schatzberg Wants To Make A 'Scarecrow' Sequel Even Though WB Isn't Interested & Gene Hackman Has Retired

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 5:15 PM
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It has been over a decade since Jerry Schatzberg directed his last feature film (that would be 2000's "The Day The Ponies Came Back" starring Guillaume Canet) and even longer since he actually helmed a feature of note. And yet, one could argue that it speaks to the power of a trio of his early films that his name still sparks interest in cinephiles. His debut feature "Puzzle Of A Downfall Child" got restored and reassessed at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, while the director's followup, the Al Pacino starring grimy drama "The Panic In Needle Park" is a still potent look at drug addiction. But it's "Scarecrow," re-teaming Schatzberg and Pacino, with Gene Hackman co-starring, that remains a cult favorite and underappreciated gem. And Schatzberg wants another bite at the apple.

Faye Dunaway Elegantly Covers Cannes Film Festival Poster With Photo By Jerry Schatzberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 1:17 AM
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Restored 'Puzzle Of A Downfall Child' To Screen At CannesLast year, it was Juliette Binoche, and this year another acclaimed actress is featured front on center on the beautiful official poster for the Cannes Film Festival.

Jerry Schatzberg's 'Scarecrow' First Had Bill Cosby & Jack Lemmon Attached And 4 Other Things...

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 27, 2011 3:03 AM
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Imagine an alternate universe where Jerry Schatzberg's underrated 1973 Palme d'Or-winning "Scarecrow" was a goofy comedy with Bill Cosby and Jack Lemmon (for further fun, imagine "Panic in Needle Park" in the same way). It sounds silly, but it could've happened had the stars lined up differently.

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