Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Leonard movies

From: Steve Novak (
Date: 20 Jul 2008

  • Next message: Nathan Cain: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard (was: Re: LABRAVA)"

    Completely is well known that Dutch hated Mr Majestic. His son who worked in an ad agency in DTW where I used to roam confirmed it many times.....but it is absolutely watchable, and it is very 70šs and even more quaint that way all these years later... Montois

    On 7/20/08 1:44 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <> wrote:

    > --- In <> ,
    > ABQBrewer@... wrote:
    >> >
    >> > Hi all:
    >> >
    >> > Elmore Leonard's one of my heroes, but I've only met him once in
    > person
    >> > (at Bcon in Denver). One of the things we talked about was the mixed
    > success
    >> > of his books that have been made into movies. As I recall, he was
    > pleased with
    >> > Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Jackie Brown. When I mentioned Mr.
    > Majestyk, he
    >> > shook his head and said something like: "Charles Bronson couldn't
    > say a line
    >> > right to save his life."
    >> >
    > Bronson was a limited actor, but the lines in Majestyk are not funny
    > lines like many in those three relatively recent movies, which also
    > had much larger budgets. It has been a while, but Bronson doesn't ruin
    > Majestyk. The production is very seventies, but still adequate, by
    > which I mean that the movie does not come across as ridiculous. It is
    > watchable, perhaps because the story is a strong one and at the same
    > time a very basic one (straight out of a classic Western).
    > Best,
    > mrt

    Steve Novak

    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 20 Jul 2008 EDT