Re: RARA-AVIS: Bezzerides documentary

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 15 Apr 2006

>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Terrill Lankford" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 12:18 AM
>>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Bezzerides documentary
>>>I saw Bezzerides in person two weeks ago at the paperback show in West
>>>Hills. He's very old, very frail, but very alive. I'd love to see this
>>It's playing Wednesday April 12 at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre in
>>Hollywood, as part of the American Cinematheque Film Noir festival, along
>>with "Thieves Highway," written by Bezzerides. I'm thinking of going.
>>The full schedule for the Film Noir festival is at
>>Jim Beaver
> Thanks, Jim. I'm going to try to move some things around so I can go as
> well.
> And speaking of Jim Beaver, I just wanted to mention (possibly for a
> second time) how terrific he was as the lead in the THE LION IN WINTER at
> Theatre West in Hollywood. Heidi and I caught one of his last perfomances
> in the play and it was fantastic. I don't know if there are any plans for
> another run in the future (Jim?), but if it happens and you're within 500
> miles of the venue, you should go. The play itself has hard boiled and
> noir attributes and the perfomances were all excellent, with Jim tearing
> the roof off the joint in a number of scenes.
> I thought I posted a message here a few weeks ago about his outrageously
> great performance, but I'm not sure it ever hit the list. If it did, my
> apologies for the redundancy, if it didn't, my apologies to Jim for being
> technologically lame.
> TL

Thanks for the rave review, Terrill! My goodness! I wish you worked for the L.A. Times. (She loved the performances but used her first three paragraphs to complain about what a rotten play LION IN WINTER is. LION IN WINTER!!!)

Unfortunately, I nodded off at the wheel as far as the Bezzerides documentary. Forgot all about it. I really wanted to catch it. Was it worth the nickel?

Jim Beaver

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