Re: RARA-AVIS: Poodle Springs

Date: 21 May 2002


Re your comment below:

> A PI novel about a tired old guy who can't give
> it up -- especially since his wife is loaded with
> dough. (Yeah and written by a tired old guy and a
> guy who was a hot ticket at the time, and still
> is.)
> The book was tired, the movie even more tired,
> but don't you think Paul Newman could have done a
> hell of a job as Marlowe the elder.

Actually, Marlowe wasn't all THAT old in POODLE SPRINGS. IIRC, he was in his early 40s and Linda was in her mid-30s.

The film (which I didn't think was half-bad, actually, and I rather like Caan, though I do agree that Newman would've been better) made Marlowe at least 15 years older than he was in the book, and the Linda figure at least 10 years younger.


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