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Walter Hill

FULL NAME Walter Hill
BORN 10 January 1942, Long Beach, California, USA
ASSOCIATION

Director, screenwriter, producer

NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 9 (total)
4 (as director)
MAX. RATING (total)
(as director)
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING (DIRECTOR) 3.00

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1972 The Getaway Writer

1978 The Driver Director/Writer

1979 Alien

Producer/Uncredited writer

1981 Southern Comfort Director/Writer

1982 48 Hrs. Director/Writer

1986 Aliens Executive producer

1990 Another 48 Hrs.

Director

1997 Alien Resurrection Producer

2012 Prometheus Producer

 

BIO

With an old-fashioned genre-sensitivity, a knack for curious stories of crime and transgression, and an interesting visual style to boot, Walter Hill emerged as the action-pick among the New Hollywood directors. He was seen by some as the successor to Sam Peckinpah, perhaps more for the fact that Hill got his break writing the script for the former's success film The Getaway in 1972 than for the simularities between them as directors, although both were interested in the depiction and effect of violence on the screen. Hill's greatest successes turned out to been as a producer and writer, most notably with Ridley Scott's Alien, which Hill produced and also had a hand in the writing of. In the director's chair, he has arguably never reached his full potential, although he scored a massive box-office hit with 48 Hrs. in 1982, and although his 1979 film The Warriors, which was mostly panned by contemporary critics, has since gained a cult following and a renaissance.

 

AWARDS

No Academy Award nominations...