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Walter Hill To Be Honored with First-Ever Maverick Director Award at Rome Film Festival

by Beth Hanna
October 5, 2012 2:30 PM
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Walter Hill
Walter Hill

Following the recent news that Walter Hill will be remaking Robert Aldrich's classic camp, Crawford vs. Davis faceoff "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?," the Rome Film Festival (November 9-17) will honor the director with the new Maverick Director Award. The award is given to master filmmakers who have "consistently stood out from the crowd."

Hill is best known for directing cult films such as "The Warriors," "48 Hrs." and "Streets of Fire," producing the first three "Alien" films, and helming scripts for brilliant genre directors John Huston ("The Mackintosh Man") and Sam Peckinpah (Steve McQueen's "The Getaway").

Hill's latest film, "Bullet to the Head," which admittedly looks to be a, er, lesser installment in both his and star Sylvester Stallone's bodies of work, will have its international premiere at the Rome fest following Hill's award ceremony. Trailer below.


  • buka | October 16, 2012 7:13 PMReply

    wow, can you guys even mention this movie without getting a snarky dig in? maybe all you self appointed hipsters hate stallone, but you should at least wait to see it before you trash it. i am.

  • sergio | October 7, 2012 11:15 PMReply

    Still and will always be one of mine all time favorite directors

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