RARA-AVIS: Stark movie

Jiro Kimura (jkimura@nsknet.or.jp)
Sat, 4 Jul 1998 10:56:39 +0900 Andy Hughes <AHughes@sbtinfo.com>wrote:
>Peter wrote: Godard adapted one of Richard Starks novels back in the
>sixties, and wanted to do one of Thompson's.
>Which Stark novel, and what was the film called? Also, which of
>Thompson's books have become movies, and under what titles? Thanks.

In 1967, Jean-Luc Godard made MADE IN U. S. A. based on Richard Stark's
Parker novel, THE JUGGER. In it, Anna Karina is a female "Parker." Since
Westlake/Stark didn't like the movie and Godard didn't pay any money for
the movie rights, the film is not supposed to be shown in the US. Westlake
told me so.

As almost everyone knows, Mel Gibson is a new "Parker" in the remake of
POINT BLANK, retitled this time PAYBACK, to be shown this summer.

In Stark's forthcoming Parker novel, BACKFLASH (to be out in October 1998),
some of his "associates" appear -- Dan Wycza, Mike Carlow (both from
BUTCHER'S MOON), Lou Sternberg, Noelle Braselle (both from PLUNDER SQUAD).

Jiro Kimura
Jiro Kimura
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