Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:The Long Goodbye

Date: 13 Jan 2007

----- Start Original Message ----- Sent: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:14:20 -0800 (PST) From: JIM DOHERTY <> To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re:The Long Goodbye

> Colin,
> Re your questions below:
> "Has anyone else updated classic hardboiled/noir? I
> would certainly love to see The Continental Op
> operating today and many of Jim Thompson's characters
> would be much more at home in today's world."
> Three years before TLG, Chandler's 1949 novel, THE
> LITTLE SISTER, was made into a film called MARLOWE,
> starring James Garner in the title role.
> It was set in 1969, and, though it was far more
> faithful to the original than Altman's film, it did
> update a lot of the details. Hence, the big-screen
> comedienne of the nove became the star of a top-rated
> sitcom, and the studio exec who hire Marlowe becomes a
> network exec.

Her agent hired him, not the studio exec in the book. I just finished reading this last night (so now I've read all of his novels, including Poodle Springs)


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