Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent viewings

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 11 Aug 2006

Funny about the Clean Slate connection, though. Good title, I guess.

Karin At 09:48 AM 11/08/2006 -0400, Mark Sullivan wrote:

>Karin wrote:
>"In the archives, Rene Ribic praised Kubrick's The Killing, based on a
>novel by Lionel White called Clean Slate, adapted for the screen with
>the help of Jim Thompson. Seems kind of circular. Was White's Clean
>Slate inspired by Pop. 1280?"
>Clean Slate is a caper novel about robbing a race track. All of these
>characters are career criminals. It really has nothing in common with
>Pop. 1280. Good book and good movie, though.
>Speaking of Thompson's novel, a sign outside the town in James Sallis's
>Cripple Creek states, "Pop, 1280." I kept waiting for the sheriff to
>turn into a whacko.

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