Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blast From the Recent Past: A Celebration of the Destroyer

On November 3, 2006, we were thrilled to have legendary author Warren Murphy come in and discuss his work on The Destroyer series and its big screen adaptation Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, as well as some of his other film work (e. g. Clint Eastwood's The Eiger Sanction which we screened along with Remo). The Destroyer series has sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 million(!) copies to date, and Warren has a new entry coming out in May titled Guardian Angel (for more information check out Warren’s Web site at www.warrenmurphy.com).

Rob and I are both longtime fans of The Destroyer books and film, so it was an amazing experience getting to meet and talk with Warren about Remo Williams and a variety of subjects. Warren is one of the most gracious individuals you could ever hope to meet, and it was a true honor to have him as our guest. He gave a fascinating lecture, a bit of which you can catch above (courtesy of Brian Murphy who filmed the event). Enjoy!

2 comments:

george said...

"Before Morpheus and Neo was killing 'em
We was duckin' roulettes in the hood like Remo Williams"

-lyric from "What It Is" by Pharoahe Monch, on his new album "Desire"

Jim Blanton said...

Of course, there's always "What If" (aka Remo's Theme) by Tommy Shaw of Styx fame! If ever a song was overlooked for an Academy Award . . .