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Travis Mills Video Blogs About Top 100 Crime Films #6-10

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 10/04/2012

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Travis Mills, Director, Producer, and Co-Founder of Running Wild Films has produced some captivating video blogs in which he will be discussing a total of 100 different Crime Films. In this edition of 100 Crime Films, Travis discusses #6 – 10, including Jackie Brown, The Big Sleep, Red Rock West, Bugsy, and The Long Goodbye.

Travis Mills, Gus Edwards, and a talented team at Running Wild Films have already produced 25 short films and two feature length movies over the past two years. Running Wild Films will be turning 52 short stories into film in the year 2013. Here are just a few of the 52 films: Nathan Lawrence’s A Young Goodman Brown, Guy de Maupassant’s The Thief, Kate Chopin’s A Respectable Woman, and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.

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Here are Travis Mills’ 100 Crime Films Video Blogs #6 – 10. Please comment below with your own personal top crime films, and be sure to check out Running Wild Films at


100 Crime Films Video Blog -#6 – Jackie Brown 

Jackie Brown  (1997) – Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard (screenplay by Quentin Tarantino), Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson.

“Of all of Quentin Tarantino’s films, it is the only one based on material not written by him. The source novel comes from Elmore Leonard.”


100 Crime Films Video Blog -#7 – The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1946) - Directed by Howard Hawks, Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

“Features an unbeatable, on-screen chemistry between Bogey and Bacall. You can practically feel the love and the lust popping off the screen at you.”


100 Crime Films Video Blog -#8 – Red Rock West

Red Rock West (1993) – Directed by John Dahl, Starring Nicolas Cage and Dennis Hopper

“It’s about a loner who drifts into a western town, and is hired by a local bartender to murder his wife. From there many elements of the noir genre come into play.” 


100 Crime Films Video Blog -#9 – Bugsy 

Bugsy (1991) – Directed by Barry Levinson, Starring Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, and Harvey Keitel

“Beatty commands the screen. He is simultaneously disgusting, loveable, hateful, charming, violent, tender… He captures all of those things and much more, in probably one of the most layered, complex roles that I can think of.”



100 Crime Films Video Blog -#10 – The Long Goodbye

 The Long Goodbye (1973) – Directed by Robert Altman, Starring Elliott Gould

“Altman hasn’t gotten enough credit for the way that he played with the genre.”

Running Wild Films is committed to developing local film in Arizona, and has produced 25 short films and two feature length movies in the last two years. Gus Edwards (playwright and film professor) and Travis Mills founded the company in June 2010 with the vision to build an indigenous cinema with actors and crew from Arizona, telling Arizona stories.

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