86.35

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“‘Tough Guy’ Mailer Shows He Can Dance with the Big Boys: Novelist Directs First Major Film.” Article-interview by Roger Ebert. Chicago Sun-Times, 23 November, 6–8. Another on-the-set interview in Provincetown, perhaps the best. Mailer recalls in detail the arrangement with Cannon Films under which he came to direct the film version of Tough Guys Don’t Dance (84.17), and discusses his scripts, his actors, his marriage, his mother, his God and the films made from his novels. Accompanied by an Ebert article-interview, “Prospects are Good for Debra Sandlund,” who plays Patty Lareine in the film. Rpt: 88.6, 86.30 (partial). See other 1986 and 1987 entries.