One of the absolute joys of reading Writer’s Digest were the interviews.
There was one with Sylvester Stallone — yes, the movie star, who also wrote a film called Rocky — back in the 1970s.
That interview was so striking it has forever stuck in my mind.
I’ve been begging Writer’s Digest to put it online — yes, for free! — because it would be instructive to everybody.
But apparently that’s not possible due to rights issues and lawyers and all of that kind of rotten stuff that drains the life out of us.
I forgot what issue it was and had been wailing about that on Twitter. Someone finally took pity on me and provided the info. Which I swear I saved but somehow managed to then lose.
Well, I got it again and I’m putting it here.
Thank you very much! I won’t lose it now.
And if any of you have that issue or can get access to it, do so! It’s really something.
After the break, an audio track embedded in YouTube that gives some of the background of the creation of Rocky. Yes, despite the fact it’s that prat Anthony Robbins doing it, it’s worth hearing.
ROCKY — The Story Behind The Story!
Ryan O’Neal as Rocky? Ugh. This was good. Thanks. Still haven’t watched all of Rocky. Sigh.