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Vernon Zimmerman – Deadhead Miles (1972)

Written by Terrence Malick, Deadhead Miles was hailed when its screenplay was first picked up by Paramount; one of its producers declared that “this script is so good that when Deadhead Miles is released Malick will be the most sought after young writer in the country.” The final film, directed by Vernon Zimmerman in his feature debut, did not live up to these expectations, and was shelved by Paramount until they began screening it infrequently after Badlands. It is also said that Malick is displeased with the outcome, and he has since chosen to direct his own screenplays. Read More »