Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard's MR MAJESTYK

From: Jesse Willis (
Date: 06 Jun 2005

If memory serves, and I'm not sure it does, Mr. Majestyk was published after or at the same time as the film but was optioned for a film while still unprinted.


--- thebradstevens <> wrote:

> Does anyone know if Elmore Leonard's novel MR
> MAJESTYK was written
> before or after Leonard wrote the screenplay for the
> film (which,
> like the novel, appeared in 1974)? The film's
> credits simply
> attribute the screenplay to Elmore Leonard, without
> any mention of it
> being adapted from a novel. Since Leonard has
> mentioned writing the
> film for Clint Eastwood prior to HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
> (which was made
> in 1972), I suspect this is an original screenplay
> that Leonard
> novelized (perhaps specifically for the film tie-in
> edition).

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