Re: RARA-AVIS: Sinatra film

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 20 Sep 2001

Carrie Pruett wrote:

> The film was rereleased in 1987 and received to great acclaim - before its
> time, etc, and for what it's worth, I think it's a phenomenal flick. Great
> moody photography and great dialogue (George Axelrod wrote it between
> "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Paris when it sizzles," believe it or not,
> though of course most of the dialogue in "Tiffany's" comes straight from
> Truman Capote).

And while we're at it let's not forget that THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE was based on a very good book by Richard Condon who also wrote another great assassination novel that was turned into a very good film - WINTER KILLS (as well as PRIZZI'S HONOR).


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