Two-Lane Blacktop

Monte Hellman (director)
John R. Hamilton (photographer)
Rudy Wurlitzer, Will Corry (screenwriter)
James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird (starring)

Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1971. Vintage borderless photograph of James Taylor and director Monte Hellman on the set of the 1971 film. Mimeo snipe on verso.

After cutting his teeth under the tutelage of guerilla filmmaker Roger Corman, Monte Hellman made two landmark (and still rarely screened) existential Westerns with Jack Nicholson as producer and star. But it was with "Two-Lane Blacktop," the first screenplay by noted novelist Rudolph Wurlitzer, that maverick director Monte Hellman helmed his first masterpiece and a cornerstone of the New Hollywood movement.

Shot on location in Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma, California, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Criterion Collection 414. Eureka MOC 26.

[Book #148498]