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The WINNER

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE WINNER
 
In 1995 I was asked to direct a film based on A DARKER PURPOSE, a stage play by Wendy Riss.  I did so, in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  I made the acquaintance of some very nice actors and crewpersons.  Unfortunately the film was reedited by the producers, and its ironic score by Dan Wool and Pray For Rain - sometimes synthetic, sometimes sad, sometimes demented, often lyrical - was completely stripped out and replaced with fake jazz, of the kind producers buy by the yard for pornos. 

All this went on behind my back, while I was in Mexico working on DEATH & THE COMPASS.   And the resultant mess - ironically titled THE WINNER - went straight to cable.  Sadly, it is not my movie.  It's an Alan Smithee film. 

(In Japan, the distributors Cable Hogue and GAGA insisted on showing a version which partially resembled my original cut; and the Pray For Rain score was preserved.) (Coeur also distribute the DEATH & THE COMPASS soundtrack - CR-0008