RARA-AVIS: Meanwhile, right under my nose...

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 18 Aug 2001

Gee, I'm embarrassed about this one. Here we are talking about films, and adaptations of hard-boiled literatchur and all that, and it seems Samuel Jackson's right here in Montreal, filming an adaptation of a Dashiell Hammett's "The House on Turk Street," and I'm the last to know.

NO GOOD DEED is currently shooting, with Bob Rafelson directing. Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgard and Doug Hutchison also star. But Jackson is a cop, not the Op, who tries to help a friend find his missing daughter. Still, it's Hammett, and some of the people involved have done some very good work. Director Bob Rafelson did The Postman Always Rings Twice, Black Widow, Blood and Wine and Five Easy Pieces, and Steve Barancik did The Last Seduction. And Jackson was in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and, uh, Shaft.


Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.thrillingdetective.com
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