Jerome Hellman, Producer of ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ Dies at 92

Jerome Hellman, Producer of ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ Dies at 92

The film was disgusting to many critics and it did not do well at the box office. Pauline Kael of The New Yorker said it had “no emotional center”. Although The Chicago Sun-Times’s Roger Ebert loved Mr. Sutherland’s performance, he found most of the characters too clearly doomed to care. But Mr. Canby wrote in … Read more

Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91

Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91

“We thought it was good advertising,” Hellman said of the Esquire problem in a 1999 Los Angeles Times interview when Two-Lane Blacktop finally made it on video. “In retrospect, we wouldn’t have done it. I think that raised people’s expectations. They couldn’t accept the film for what it was. “ French film critics did, and … Read more