Re: RARA-AVIS: A Willeford primer for miker...

From: JT Lindroos (
Date: 09 Jul 2003

> and topless women to the movie, but he was glad they'd been taken out for
> the DVD. It's too bad, in a way, they didn't include the other stuff as
> outtakes so we could see how badly it didn't fit.

I have a few brief excerpts on the filming of COCKFIGHTER here: -- with Roger Corman, Joe Dante and Monte Hellman quotes. Also, I believe you can see some of that stuff in the trailer included on the DVD.

> I read somewhere, but I forget where, that he made a short book for
> himself full of research before writing COCKFIGHTER. He got to know it
> all very well.

According to the Broward Library catalog
( it was a 30,000 word guide: "The Cockfighter Guide. [typescript] 2 leaves. Describes the 30,000 word manual Willeford wrote for the writing of the novel. Now in the collection of David Meeker, Sacramento, California."


JT Lindroos
wit's end publishing
Forthcoming: The Second Half of the Double Feature by Charles Willeford

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