Re: RARA-AVIS: The Big Bounce

From: Clair Dickson (
Date: 13 Mar 2008

Are either of the Big Bounce movies good-- I don't like either of them. I didn't hate them, but found them boring and, (worse!) poor adapatations of the book. But I'll admit that I tend to be a purist.

Also, I seem to recall an article in the paper about Elmore Leonard where he admits that he doesn't like EITHER version of the Big Bounce movie.

For what it's worth.

Signed-- Clair

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--- In, "Richard Moore" <moorich@...> wrote:
> --- In, DJ-Anonyme@ wrote:
> >
> > This has bene made into two movies. Is either any good?
> >
> > Mark
> Not really. But both do feature some great looking babes. The
> version with Owen Wilson also features Willie Nelson and Harry Dean
> Stanton, and any movie with those two is worth sitting through.
> One interesting point about the novel is that the main character is
> Jack Ryan, later to be featured in Leonard's novel SWAG, aka RYAN'S
> BOUNCE was also an example of a practice Leonard did more than once-
> write the novel, sell it to the movies prior to publication and
> the first edition appears with "Soon to be a major motion picture"
> bannered on the cover.
> Richard Moore

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