A new Director, James Hill, emerges and finds Broadway gem, Paul Michael
Rarely have I so enjoyed being emotionally ripped to pieces as I was in this totally unpredictable drama, "The Streetsweeper." According to bio info distributed at the film's premiere James Hill is the chap we read about several years ago trying to re-make the Gary Cooper classic, The Fountainhead for Warner Bros. The Ayn Rand tome was not a hit with left wing Hollywood, so Hill had to show us that he had the guts and skill to make the film his way. Thus, he conceived, wrote, produced and directed The Streetsweeeper for under a million dollars as proof positive that he is the new talent to be reckoned withn in tinsle town. This totally incredible masterpiece in filmmaking brings me back to the pre-Scorsese era where the talent was on the screen, not in the pre-release spin. That no distributor has signed onto this film yet, is a sure sign that it is light years over the heads of the formula addicted Hollywood types. Yet, it seems "right on" with the diversified audiences of young and old I have seen exit this gem. Some prescient distrib will bite the bullet soon as they see the exit interviews and that will be the the headline grabber for this year's come from behind winner. The review at "boxoffice.com" first alerted me to Hill, and his star Paul Michael, who at 76, is a sure bet for Golden Globe and Oscar noms. So someone other than me, gets it. Right now, the only one making money on The Streetsweeeper is Kleenex, but that is about to change. P.S. - Half of the audience tears in my two screenings came from men!!)
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