Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: McCoy

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Sat, 10 Apr 1999 23:13:12 -0800 Bill Denton:

<<Adaptations are certainly fair game. I thought this was an excellent
movie. Gig Young's performance is a knock-out. Certainly a recommended
rental for anyone on the list, but buying it means a bigger

Speaking from memory (it has been a long time since I last saw the
film), I would say that Pollack's team does justice to the book and is
well worth seeing. While I am now less thrilled to see Jane Fonda than I
was then, I cannot imagine that this powerful film has lost its edge.

Just to be playful, I would like to see what a stark intimist like
Robert Bresson could do with this novel -- or a crazoid like Roman

By the way, if the Bresson retrospective comes to a place near you, drop
everything and go -- his is a brilliant oeuvre that has only grown in
stature with the passage of time.


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