Re: RARA-AVIS: Chase films

From: knucklelullaby (
Date: 03 Jan 2005

Don't forget "Rough Magic" based on Chase's "Miss Shumway Waves Her Wand". It came out in '95 and has Bridget Fonda and Russell Crowe. I Kinda liked it.

--- In, "David L. Duncan"
<david_duncan@a...> wrote:
> This may fall into the category of B-Grade thrillers that Juri was
> to, but I believe the 1998 movie "Palmetto" was based on Chase's
> "Just Another Sucker."
> I enjoyed Palmetto -- a sunshine neo-noir starring Woody Harrelson
that is
> more or less in the vein of Red Rock West (1992) and Wild Things
> It's a bit overheated and somewhat predictable, despite a number of
> final-reel plot twists. But the typical noir farrago of moral
> sexual manipulation, betrayal, and double crossings it serves up
still works
> for me. It certainly doesn't hurt that female stars Elizabeth
Shue, Gina
> Gershon and Chloe Sevigny are all quite easy on the eyes.
> Shue and Gershon play against their usual types with Gershon as the
> wife and Shue as the alluring femme fatale.)
> On the other hand, I didn't like "Palmetto" so much that I sought
out "Just
> Another Sucker" at the library or used book store. Does anyone
> it?
> David Duncan
> (New to Rara Avis)

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