Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Golden Spiders and Nikita

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 06 Mar 2000

Couldn't agree more with all of this. Bill Duke always does real good work -- his DEEP COVER is a true sleeper. (Has one of Jeff Goldblum's best performances, if I remember correctly.) Saw THE GOLDEN SPIDERS and enjoyed it immensely -- I had my doubts about Hutton going in, but he managed just the right tone, I think, with Goodwin. Wisecracking but fundamentally decent. I also have always enjoyed the tv series LA FEMME NIKITA when I get a chance to see it. In fact, I think it's one of those very rare times when a TV show actually is better than the original source film. (I recently saw the French film and found it interesting, but frankly rather sluggish and self-consciously "perculiar".)


--- Dick Lochte <> wrote:
> Duke is a real pro,
> responsible for a lot of television and the unjustly
> overlooked neo-noir
> classic, "Deep Cover," as well as a free-wheeling
> adaptation of "A Rage in
> Harlem."
> I thought Chaykin was terrific as Wolfe. Very human.
> Quite a surprise, since
> the only other time I recall seeing him was in an ep
> of "La Femme Nikita" in
> which he played an idiot savant. Speaking of that
> series, did anyone see
> last night's show, "Sympathy For The Devil"? As
> hardboiled and noirish as
> TV gets these days.

===== Doug Bassett
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