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John Walsh Chats about His New Escape From New York Book
byIC and MP
Welcome to another great episode of SFP-NOW. For this episode, we catch up with award-winning filmmaker and writer John Walsh, who has been keeping himself very busy. We last spoke with John back in August of 2021 when he talked with us about his Ray Harryhausen and Flash Gordon books, which have both done incredibly well for him. This time out we chat about his latest book ‘Escape From New York: The Official Story of The Film’, which has been selling so well that Titan can’t print them fast enough.
Over the course of our conversation, John explains how the book came about and teases a few details about the book. Additionally, we even discuss our favorite elements from the film while discussing the casting, special effects, and everything else, which are all discussed in full in the book.
Also, we discuss our mutual appreciation for the late Donald Pleasence who to many horror fans is best known for his role of Dr. Loomis. However, we talk about his role as the corrupt President and how he was initially reluctant to play the part.
Added to this. We also discuss a few of John’s films. Specially Toryboy, which has a few interesting parallels to the corruption that is depicted in Escape From New York.
And to end with. We chat about some of the movies and TV Shows that John would love to work on if given the opportunity. To listen to all of what was discussed hit play on the audio player and enjoy as John and I totally geek out about what is regarded as John Carpenters best movie.
You can learn more about John Walsh and his film and writing work at the following social media links.