RARA-AVIS: Saul Rubinek IS Benny Cooperman

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 15 Aug 2005

Jesse wrote:

> In my researches I've discovered there is another
> adaptation to short film of LAWRENCE BLOCK'S Cleveland
> In My Dreams. It was shot by a Canadian filmmaker and
> stars Saul Rubinek (who I greatly admire). I'm in
> touch with the director of that version. Hope to be
> able to report more soon.

Saul Rubinek!!!

Man, he played Benny Cooperman on radio and two fondly remembered (at least on my part) made-for-TV adaptations -- all of which took the hard-boiled genre and gave it a very Canadian small town twist. The scene where Benny/Saul is tailing someone and someone calls out "Hey, Benny, how's the detective biz?" is a hoot!

It would be great to see him return to the role (as if the CBC could afford his rates now), now that I think he'd be absolutely perfect. (I always pictured Benny as a little older than Saul was in the TV flicks.

Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site (late) Summer Issue White, Banks, Rogers, Lynds, Pierce, Doherty, Kantner, Bagge http://www.thrillingdetective.com

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