A smorgasbord of scenes from Lussier’s body of directing work.
Pictured here, two scenes from DRIVE ANGRY (2011), starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner and Billy Burke. Co-written with Todd Farmer and produced by Mike De Luca.
Having edited the first three Scream feature films, Lussier returned to the franchise directing the season 2 final of the MTV series.
In addition, a collection of films are available here. To view any full films please contact Valarie Phillips at Paradigm Talent Agency for the password.
October 17th 2019
It’s hard not to love a movie where Tom Atkins is strutting around throwing out quippy one-liners and Jamie Kennedy plays a surly doctor with a ponytail. At least, it is for me. Happily, there are plenty of other reasons to find enjoyment in Patrick Lussier’s Trick, his third collaboration with writer Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine 3D, Drive Angry).
| The following are personal recommendations of Patrick Lussier. |
TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE
Joe Sargent's 1974 gritty crime masterpiece, captivates NYC's dirty underbelly during the hijacking of a subway train full of passengers.
Robert Shaw leads the hijackers in his pre-JAWS performance of understated menace, along with Martin Balsam as the ex-engineer with a beef against the system. Walter Matthau as Insprector Garber, the film's unlikely hero makes the film all the more real. Owen Roizman shoots anamorphic in very low light, an unusual but excellent choice given the aspect ratio's matching shape to the train cars themselves. And David Shire's score is nothing short of brilliant. If you saw Tony Scott's ok remake the thing that suffers most is its lack of Shire's score.
FILM of the Week
RIPPER: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell.
This is Cornwell's follow up, revision to her earlier work, 2002's Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper -- CASE CLOSED. While both books have been criticized for their conclusions, the Secret Life of Walter Sickert offers a far more convincing case for Cornwell's theory than her earlier work.
I found this book to be compelling and grounded with Cornwell's speculation on Sickert's alter ego to be as close to proven as the world may ever get. Fast-paced, well-written, and thoughtfully presented, the case for Sickert being Jack the Ripper feels undoubtable to me.
Having been exposed to narcissists and those with similar disorders over the years, Sickert's documented behavior does little to dissuade the reader from Cornwell's theory. If he was the Ripper, and I believe this work offers more than substantial proof that he truly did have the last laugh on us all.
of the Day
MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D- 2009
Starring Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue, Kevin Tighe, Todd Farmer & Tom Atkins, is a Classic American Slasher Film.
A remake of the 1981 Canadian slasher film of the same name, directed by myself. Screenplay by Zane Smith, Todd Farmer & John Beaird. Music by Michael Wandmacher.
I first heard this band in 2000 in a San Rafael gaming shop. Psyence Fiction, their 98 album, remains one of my faves.
Each version of the band has explored richly textured compositions that swing from trip hop to classical and everything in between.
We were lucky to get "The Answer" featuring Big in Japan for DRIVE ANGRY back in 2011.
Look for their remixes of the X-Files theme, The Incredibles and even The Walking Dead to name a few.