Sadly, Peter Yates passed away yesterday at the age of 81. He's a director most people won't recognize, but odds are, have seen at least one film of his. His career was quite varied, first finding a foothold in television with shows such as the excellent Secret Agent and The Saint. Films such as Robbery and Bullitt soon followed. Although I didn't see the film until recently, I must say that The Friends of Eddie Coyle is an absolute masterpiece. Besides excellent crime films, he also directed comedies like Mother, Juggs & Speed, family oriented flicks like Breaking Away, and one of my all time favorites, Krull. His directing career ended in the mid 2000's with television adaptations of Don Quixote and A Separate Piece.
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Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org