Howard Rodman

Howard Rodman

Howard A. Rodman, a Professor and former Chair of the screenwriting program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs, wrote Savage Grace with Julianne Moore, August with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie, and the opening night film of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Joe Gould’s Secret, with Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci. The sleaziest character in Steven Soderbergh’s film The Underneath is named “Howard Rodman,” for reasons which need not be enumerated here.

Commentaries by Howard Rodman

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Touch of Evil

1958
Universal
When top-billed Charlton Heston pushed for co-star Orson Welles to direct this late...
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The Creature from the Black Lagoon

1954
Universal
Last of the great Universal monsters, sporting a brilliant man-in-suit...
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Warlock

1959
20th Century Fox
One of Sergio Leone’s favorites, with Henry Fonda in a virtual dress rehearsal for his...
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The Man in the White Suit

1952
Universal Pictures
Capital and labor work together to suppress a great invention...
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Freud: The Secret Passion

1962
Universal
The Secret Passion was added when John Huston’s pseudo-biopic flopped in 1962,...
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The Ipcress File

1965
Universal
Len Deighton’s nameless working class spy becomes Harry Palmer, “the thinking man’s Bond”...
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Caged Heat

1974
New World
Having produced several biker and Filipino women-in-cages pix for Roger Corman, Jonathan Demme got...
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The 10th Victim

1965
Embassy Pictures
Ursula Andress’s bullet-spraying bra was the talk of the nation when Elio Petri’s...
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