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"I Loved it...I Loved it All"
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An eight minute film essay that Ned Judge
co-produced and directed with Edward Abbey in 1985. At the time Judge was working for a network magazine show. The executive producer took him to lunch one day. He told him that he was having trouble with his son who was 18. The son thought his dad was a corporate whore. He had told his father if he had any balls at all he’d put Edward Abbey on his show. That’s why the EP was talking to him. Would Judge see if it was possible? Judge had an acquaintance who knew Ed and he passed the request along. Ed responded that he’d give it a try. He signed the contract and wrote a script. Judge and Abbey met in Moab and went out to Arches National Park to shoot some practice sessions with a home video camera. They would review them at the motel in the evening. After a day or two, Ed was feeling pretty comfortable on camera so they scheduled the shoot. They were all happy with the way it went. But then they ran head-on into network reality. Roger Mudd, the show’s host, was extremely negative about putting an “eco-terrorist”
on the show. The executive producer caved (his son was right about him apparently). So this Abbey essay was put on the shelf and never aired. Abbey died 3 years later in March 1989.Edward Paul Abbey
was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views.
This is a transcript of an interview Eric Temple did with Edward Abbey
in December of 1982 in the cabin behind his Tucson home. Temple had just gotten a job as the environmental reporter with the public tv station KAET in Phoenix, so he figured he'd go for broke and try for an interview with Abbey. He returned Temple's phone call within a day or two and they arranged to meet at Abbey's home.
Temple edited the interview into a half hour program called Edward Abbey's Road that was aired in Arizona and later on many PBS stations around the country. Abbey/Temple Interview — Part1
Abbey speaking at the University of Utah in 1988 — Part1