"Norfolk: Paradise with Pines," Islands Magazine, May 2000
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The novel and the film have been described as a rock and roll Citizen Kane. To this, I do not object. The first 'Eddie And The Cruisers' was directed by Martin Davidson. The sequel, 'Eddie Lives,' is a talent-free embarrassment.
Served in 1967 as Lee Marvin's guide on the island of Saipan (where Marvin had been wounded as a Marine during the second World War). The experience with Marvin, and the stories that the actor told, inspired P. F. Kluge to write his suspense novel "The Day That I Die." The book was later optioned by director Robert Aldrich.