Re: RARA-AVIS: Poodle puddle

Jim Beaver (
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 23:51:08 -0800 I, on the other hand, didn't mind the HBO movie of POODLE SPRINGS much at
all. I found it at least somewhat flavorsome of Chandler, which is really
about all that can be said of any movie based on a Chandler novel, since no
novel IS the movie, and vice versa. It didn't begin to touch my favorite
Chandler-based movie, FAREWELL, MY LOVELY, but it troubled me much less than
I expected it to. I think I may have even liked it better than the book,
which was a little too much Parker and not enough Chandler for me. James
Caan would never have been my ideal for Marlowe, but even with his New York
accent, he wasn't bad. I had a much better time watching this movie than I
ever would have expected.

Jim Beaver

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