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From The Page to The Screen: How Skip Hollandsworth’s Journalism Inspires Films

In film, inspiration often comes from the most unexpected places. For Netflix’s Hit Man , the inspiration originated not from a novel or a script written in Hollywood, but from an article published in Texas Monthly. The author behind this incredible article is Skip Hollandsworth , a journalist whose skillful storytelling has inspired several films, including Hit Man and the films Swearing Allegiance and For My Daughter's Honor , streaming on TheArchive .  Hollandsworth’s October 2001 article about the real Gary Johnson , a man known as the “most sought-after professional killer” in Houston, Texas, who was secretly working for the police. Johnson carried the persona of a dangerous assassin for hire while feeding crucial information to the police to help them bring down the criminals who hired him. Glen Powell co-wrote and starred in the Netflix film, which was directed by Richard Linklater .  Another film inspired by Hollandsworth’s journalism is Swearing Allegiance . Based on

Celebrating Father's Day with Lessons from the Film "Daddy"

Every third Sunday in June, we get a special day to celebrate the fathers in our lives who inspire the Gen-Z fashion trends , help us with homework, and answer the phone when we need help with problems big and small. Father's Day is all about celebrating the dads and father figures who make our lives special. It's a day filled with gratitude and a few dad jokes. For this Father’s Day, let's take a look at the story of Bobby Burnette from the 1987 film Daddy , a movie that’s all about the unexpected twists and turns of becoming a father.  In Daddy , starring Dermot Mulroney and Patricia Arquette, a carefree high schooler named Bobby Burnette lives the teenage dream until his world is flipped upside down when his ex-girlfriend, Stacy, is pregnant. Suddenly, Bobby’s life shifts from worrying about school dances and football games to worrying about diapers and baby names.  At first, Bobby and Stacy hope they can handle this new responsibility. They plan to navigate this new