Re: RARA-AVIS: God is a Bullet

Dave (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:00:58 -0700 "I figured out very quickly that God Is A Bullet was a contemporary
version of The Searchers if rewritten by James Crumley. Substituting
for the Indians in John Ford's classic film is the Manson Family, with
Cyrus standing in for Charlie. Unlike Paul Shrader's Hardcore (another
remake of Searchers), etc ..."

I love it when people "suss-out" the source material like this! I know a
guy who wrote a sci-fi script, and he literally did a "beat by beat"
reworking of the movie "Total Recall," just with different premise.
(Script sold but didn't get made ... Yet.)

Or as they say, and I know we've all heard it before -- "Good writers
borrow. Great writers steal."

Anyone else know some particularly good steals?



"Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me for no good reason at all."
-- Tom Neal, "Detour"

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