DGA Visual History Walter Hill
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Visual History with Walter Hill

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

Walter Hill talks about starting out as a second assistant director and screenwriter, pursuing his interest in genre films, working with Sam Peckinpah and John Huston, and his directing career making films like The Warriors (1979), The Long Riders (1980), and 48 Hours (1982).

Walter Hill explains why he feels the best movies are the ones that are strongly directed.

Hill believes storytelling in Westerns differs from other films because they are essentially "Old Testament" morality tales.

Hill talks about his approach to choreographing action sequences and reflects on action films in general.