Walter Hill: a life in the fast lane

Director Walter Hill turned the action movie inside out with his beautiful yet brutal brand of cinema, which is still influencing films such as Drive today. He talks to John Patterson

The Green Berets: how the war was spun

Alex von Tunzelmann: Patriot John Wayne made a film about the Vietnam war and gave the Pentagon carte blanche to rewrite the plot. The result was a propaganda flick with dodgy Vietnamese accents