Re: RARA-AVIS: "The rain rained..." (Rec. reading)

Peter Walker (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 19:57:49 +0000 > Mark Sullivan wrote:
> > Even if you don't get the book, though, see the movie. It's called Get
> > Carter (hence the title change on the book) and stars Michael Caine at
> > his best.
Phil wrote:
> In the 6 years that I've lived at my current address, I'm the only
> person to have hired "Get Carter" from the local video store - about
> twice a year as well. It's a film which stronly resonates with me for
> some reason (as it seems to do for people from the UK) and, in some
> ways, can be compared to the filmed version of "Point Blank" which
> resonates with many US folk in a similar way (I think). They're both
> terrific films... Maybe the best filmed hard boiled I've seen.

"Crimetime" (issue 9) did a brillaint issue in the great film -
interviewed Mike Hodges and Ted Lewis's widow and a load of other
stuff. Well worth a look. While I recommend you buy a back copy from
Crimetime (detalis from me if you want) I will send photocopies to
those of you who are UK based and want to e-mail me with your snail
mail address.

Having said that both the book and the film are excellent so lets
make it the rec reading !!!!

"...and thats no private eye wash"
Shell Scott
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