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Jack Hill grew up around movies - his father was a designer for the Disney studios and Warner Brothers. He went to the University of California to study film, where he was a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola - they worked together on student productions and later both apprenticed with Roger Corman, working on The Terror (1963). While Coppola went ... See full bio »
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 1982 Sorceress (uncredited)
 1980 Death Ship (story)
 1979 City on Fire (writer)
 1978 The Bees (uncredited)
 1975 Switchblade Sisters (story)
 1974 The Swinging Cheerleaders (as Jane Witherspoon)
 1974 Foxy Brown (written by)
 1973 Coffy (written by)
 1972 The Big Bird Cage (written by)
 1972 The Woman Hunt (story)
 1971 Isle of the Snake People (screenplay)
 1970 Higher and Higher (uncredited)
 1969 Pit Stop (writer)
 1968 House of Evil (writer)
 1968 Fear Chamber (writer)
 1966 Mondo Keyhole
 1966 Blood Bath
 1963 Dementia 13 (second unit writer)
 1963 The Terror (screenplay)
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Brian Stuart | Jane Witherspoon
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I always wanted people to feel positive at the end of my films. I was always careful to try and juxtapose humor with the violence and tragedy. I think I accomplished that, and perhaps that is why a generation or two later my films are still popular and in-demand while many of the mainstream movies I was up against at the time, and truth be known, I was quite envious of, are now forgotten. See more »

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His UCLA student movie The Host (1960) was a huge influence on the last third of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979). See more »

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