Re: RARA-AVIS: To Live & Die in LA adaptation

Date: 25 Feb 2002

In a message dated 2/25/02 5:52:20 AM, writes:

<< I seem to recall some dissatisfaction in some quarters about this adaptation not being that faithful to the book >>

    I think Friedkin decided to tell a different story than the one told in the novel, and that the film is considerably darker (and IMO, more interesting), than the original. The doppleganger stuff between Rick Masters and Richie Chance would have never taken place in a Petiviech book about the Feds. Once Chance's conscience (his partner, Jimmy Hart) is killed off, he becomes every bit as big an outlaw as the guy he is pursuing.

                                    Jim Blue


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