Re: RARA-AVIS: Coup de Torchon

James Rogers (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 07:13:08 -0600

At 11:33 PM 11/11/99 -0800, E.Borgers wrote:
>If you red 'pop 1280' and liked it, do not go to see
>this movie.
>Even if close to the plot, something is missing when
>compared to the original novel ( a dimension...)
>If you do not know the novel, you may enjoy the film
>for what is is.
>I personally consider this novel as Thompson's
>masterpiece, and its bitter irony, allied to pure
>cynicism, should not be confused with comedy.
>It's certainly the greatest Noir novel of the sixties
>and even of the 20 years that follows.
>A milestone of the American HB/Noir novel history.
>The French film, even if good, does not flight that

          It is my favorite Thompson as well, a cleverer and more subtle version of _Killer Inside Me_. Although I liked the movie "awright", I agree that something did not survive the trip to Africa.


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