I Do Movies Badly: Introduction to John Sayles (featuring James McCormick)
He was tutored by Roger Corman, like Coppola, Scorsese, and Dante. He’s worked with actors like Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, David Strathairn, and Angela Bassett. He’s done script doctoring on notable films like Apollo 13 and Mimic. He’s received two Oscar nominations for screenwriting. He’s John Sayles and, despite his prolific career, nobody talks about him. James McCormick of The Cast of Cthulhu returns to I Do Movies Badly to discuss the career of a writer/director who came up with the New Hollywood crowd but neither hit the mainstream like Spielberg nor faded away like Rafaelson. The output of the man from Schenectady ranges from “low key” science-fiction to working class dramas and includes the three films James recommends: Brother From Another Planet (1984), Eight Men Out (1988), and Lone Star (1993).