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Jack Hill

Writer, Director, Editor
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Writer
Residence:  Los Angeles, California, USA
BirthDay: 28 January 1933
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BIOGRAPHY

Jack Hill grew up around movies--his father was a designer for the Disney studios and Warner Brothers. He went to the University of California to study film, where he was a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola--they worked together on student productions and later both apprenticed with Roger Corman, working on The Terror (1963). While Coppola went on to Oscardom, Jack continued with B-flicks. He didn't make a lot of films, and while all were low-budget they all (except The Jezebels (1975)) made money, and his early "blaxploitaton" films Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974) were hits. Soon after "The Jezebels" he stopped making movies so he and his wife Elke could pursue meditation and he could write novels. Nowadays his films are hailed as cult classics, thanks primarily to Quentin Tarantino, who saw Hill's work as it made its way to video. With retrospectives and a re-release of "The Jezebels", his career seems to be reviving.

TIMELINE
1998

In 1998 he was set to direct a film project, "Julie McGriff's Difficult World of Sex"

1975

He didn't make a lot of films, and while all were low-budget they all (except The Jezebels (1975)) made money, and his early "blaxploitaton" films Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974) were hits

1970

[on making 1970s "blaxplotation" films] You were working on pictures that the industry had nothing but contempt for

1963

He went to the University of California to study film, where he was a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola--they worked together on student productions and later both apprenticed with Roger Corman, working on The Terror (1963)

1960

Interviewed in "Wild Beyond Belief: Interviews with Exploitation Filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s" by Brian Albright (McFarland & Co

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