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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, Mar 13, 2010.
You might know some of his books from their film and TV treatments.
Thanks for the reading recommendations. I put them on my "ask the cute librarian" to-do list.
LaBrava is good, Maximum Bob is much better than TV series. Stick is much better the the Burt Reynolds movie, Swag is kind of a sequel to Stick. Glitz hasn't been filmed, but that's a good one as well.
But if you like Justified, then you might want to read Pronto -- Raylen gives a speech about half way through (about how he could be bought) that is pure Leonard.
I guess I'll have to check out the books, as I liked 3:10 to Yuma.
Have to give Justified a shot as well. Just saw the trailer last night.
For me, the best Elmore movie adaptation was Get Shorty. I love that movie.
You realize that Get Shorty was Leonard's book sending up the whole Hollywood culture from his dealings with getting his movies filmed.
Kind of ironic that the book satirizing Hollywood is the one Hollywood gets right.
Then again, Hollywood has a long history of satirizing itself.
Does this guy write any moving picture books?
Agreed. Being that he lives in Muncie, IN I've gotten his autograph at book signings a few times.
What is amazing to me about Justified is how much Elmore Leonard the stories and characters are, while he's not writing the screenplay, just serving as executive producer. I'll have to re-read those books to see how much of Justified they're drawing from them. The series only credits one short story.
... Dutch is never afraid of just killing off a character as we've seen several times in Justified already.
Dutch also has his favorite characters show up in different stories, let's look forward to appearances by Karen Cisco, and Chili Palmer, and Linda Moon and...
Trivia: Get Shorty was his take on the movie business, of course. He said to me he's had some novels that keep getting optioned for movies over and over for 20 years. Get Shorty was after he had a horrible time with one Dustin Hoffman who bought the rights (dunno for what) and wanted Dutch to write the screenplay.
Dutch also had movies made of his books that were totally trashed, like "Stick" with Burt Reynolds. He got the attitude after those that he'd take the check and not have anything to do with what Hollywood did with it.
Luckily, Quentin Tarantino and Danny DeVito bought movie rights to Elmore leonard novels and understood the vibe so we got great movies like Get Shorty and Jackie Brown, and Be Cool.
Freaky Deaky is coming out soon. It oughtta be great. It's one of Dutch's best novels.
The wife and I were thinking that as well, we'll watch something on Justified and say "That was an Elmore Leonard moment" -- stuff like the fugitive that Givens picks up in "Fixer" (the guy that generates the reward that kick-starts the bulk of the story), they track him to his girlfriend's house and he's, well, easier to arrest than one might think. Or "You better send a Chopper . . . . and an ambulance".
Netringer, if you run into Leonard again, ask him if he saw Olyphant in "Deadwood" and said to himself "That's Raylan Givens"
I thought he lives in the Detroit area.
I believe that was for La Brava
Good news it has been given a go for 2nd season!!
It was given a second season before the pilot aired.
Excellent news either way and definitely well deserved.
I love this show!
I missed it last year but for some reason randomly decided to set a recording for it, so I've been watching all of season 1 the last two weeks. I love Raylan and the dialog, acting and stories are fantastic. Other than the occasional palm tree or red tile roof in Kentucky, it is top notch.
The teasers for season 2 are getting me all excited and I'm not even done with season 1 yet!
We watched the entire season when it was run last year, but I bought the DVD set as soon as it came out in January. I've never done that before, but loved the show so much, wanted to see it again. We've been "rationing" the episodes so we have one to watch every night up until the Season 2 premiere next week. I knew I loved this show, but the dialog and acting is SO great!
1 week until it's back!!!!
Just saw a great promo for season two after the Super Bowl! Awesome! The promos are great, my favorite is "die trying" one, which I can't find, but this one is great too:
FYI the last 2 episodes from last season are on FX at midnight and 1:00am tonight. They are worth a review before the new season starts.
Thank you but I have already watched the entire season fresh so I'm all set for Wed!!