Re: RARA-AVIS: a question

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 14 Nov 2000

George Pelecanos wrote:

> One last film to mention with regards to this Red Harvest business: the Coen
> Brothers' Miller's Crossing. The Coens actually drew from both Red Harvest
> and The Glass Key for this one. Joel and Ethan broke with the tradition
> begun by Hammett and carried on by Kurosawa and Leone, and gave their
> protagonist a name (Tom Reagan), but the source material, once again,
> remained uncredited.
> Pelecanos

Great to see George P. on the list! Welcome!

For me, personally, the striking "resemblances" to Hammett's work (to say nothing of the Ladd version of THE GLASS KEY) and the complete lack of acknowledgment in the credits made MILLER'S CROSSING a difficult pill to swallow.


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