Paul Farren talks to Wayne Byrne about his latest book Walter Hill: The Cinema of a Hollywood Maverick.

Walter Hill: The Cinema of a Hollywood Maverick is a comprehensive journey through the long career of auteur Hollywood filmmaker Walter Hill, director of The Driver, The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Streets of Fire and many more. The book covers every motion picture that Hill directed, with historical detail and critical commentary on each, and discusses Hill’s overall cultural relevance and industrial impact. It includes candid conversations with Hill; producer Larry Gordon; actors Nicholas Guest, William Sadler and Michael Pare; cinematographers Lloyd Ahern and Matthew Leonetti; composers Van Dyke Parks and David Mansfield; screenwriter Larry Gross, and others who worked with Hill throughout his prolific career.

Walter Hill: The Cinema of a Hollywood Maverick is out now.

Wayne will be celebrating the release of Walter Hill: The Cinema of a Hollywood Maverick in Naas Library on November 18th from 7pm to 9pm. Wayne will be joined at the event by Film Ireland’s Paul Farren for a discussion about the making of the book and all things Walter Hill. This will be followed by a Q&A session in which Wayne will answer any questions about Walter and writing on Cinema.

All are welcome, but booking is essential. You can reserve a seat by contacting Naas Library on 045-879111 or email them at


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