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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson Talks 'The Buddy Holly Story'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 30, 2012 at 6:06AM

Screewnriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence") kicks off the week at Trailers from Hell with Steve Rash's 'The Buddy Holly Story':
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The Buddy Holly Story
The Buddy Holly Story

Screewnriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence") kicks off the week at Trailers from Hell with Steve Rash's 'The Buddy Holly Story':

Oscar-nominated Gary Busey lost 32 pounds to play doomed rocker Holly, who weighed 146 at the time of his death. Busey had previously been slated to play Crickets drummer Jerry Allison in an aborted earlier attempt to dramatize Holly's life called Three Sided Coin, which was cancelled by 20th Century Fox over rights issues. Director Steve Rash made a splash with this, his first feature, that was never to be repeated.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.