RARA-AVIS: Lee Marvin

ejm duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Wed, 04 Aug 1999 11:11:25 +0000

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, "PPijpers" <Piet.Pypers@net.HCC.nl> wrote:

> More sleaze was to come in a French movie, released in the US
> as "Dog Day" (1983), "Canicule" in French (literal translation).
> While I remember those beautiful shots of Marvin and Dickinson
> as a highlight in "Point Blank" (kind of a nice guy here?), "Canicule"
> leaves Marvin sweating and running as a bankrobber "on the lam",
> ending up on a French farm with a population of weirdoes. The *gangster*
> Marvin seems almost holy compared to the people living there. Well, he's a
> pro, or supposed to be. I wonder if the director Boisset knew Westlake's
> books. Of course he must have known "Point Blank" and "The Outfit".

Sounds more like Jim Thompson's _The Getaway_ to me.


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