Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Harrington reference in 'Second Skin'

Date: 13 Sep 2005

In a message dated 9/13/05 3:48:40 PM, writes:

> John Lau wrote:
> >I was just kidding, Kent.   didn't really buy the other guy's book.   but I
> >was so impressed with Dia De Los Muertos, that I had a character plug both
> >it
> >and you in a movie I wrote, which unfortunately pales in comparison to your
> >fine novel
> Was that movie Second Skin?  I remember seeing this on VHS (ah, videotape -
> seems so long ago now).  From memory, I think the movie's femme fatale
> (Natasha Henstridge) asked the bookstore owner about Jim Thompson and Kent
> Harrington books.  A good thriller, and I was pleased to see a movie
> acknowledging its written influences.  The movie also had a real sting in
> the end.

wow. somebody actually saw it. thank you very much

specifically, Natasha's character is in a used paperback store, chatting up the owner. he asks her what kind of books she likes and she rattles off the genre as well as a few of her favorite practitioners of the black art of which she is ostensibly fond. all in the name of foreplay. she gives him the translation of the book title to foreshadow the story they are beginning

I'm not sure the sting at the end really works after story compromises we had to make in production

glad you enjoyed it. but again, it's no Dia De Los Muertos

John Lau

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