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*contains spoilers The Australian exploitation film The Chain Reaction (1980) was, along with Mad Max (1979), a ground-breaking and extremely well-made genre film directed by Ian Barry (1946-). Barry, like George Miller on Mad Max (1979), created something with the vision of an Aussie Roger Corman, a low-budget masterpiece, which remains his best movie. But…

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*contains spoilers After this rare foray into comedy, Forbes wrote and directed the excellent The Whisperers (1967). Again, he has helped his lead actress, this time Edith Evans (1888-1976), deliver a performance which was nominated for an Oscar. She lost to Katherine Hepburn in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) in the usual sympathy vote.…

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Justin Bozung (1977-) is a biographer and author who is based in Atlanta, Georgia. A writer for many magazine publications over the years, he sits on the board of the Norman Mailer Society. An archivist of Mailer’s work, he is the host of the Norman Mailer Society Podcast. In fact, there is a ten-part podcast…

Read more Author and Biographer Justin Bozung on Norman Mailer’s Tough Guys Don’t Dance