From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 07 Sep 2008

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    Late to the party again, but thought I'd mention that in the late 80s, LaBrava was scheduled to be filmed with Dustin Hoffman. A producer friend was doing it and was gaga over the script. I don't know what happened.

    Jim Beaver
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: blumenidiot
      Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 14:50
      Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: LABRAVA

      --- On Sat, 7/19/08, <> wrote:

    > . I also am soon to be
    > reading LaBrava, which was recommended by Entertainment
    > Weekly as the #40th best novel of the last 25 years.
    > I've only read Unknown Man #69 and Maximum Bob so far,
    > but I've seen a number of the movies based on his
    > books: Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Big Bounce, and Jackie
    > Brown.
    > Jordan

      I just finished LaBrava a few days ago. It is basically a riff on the noir films of the 40's. LaBrava is a photographer who only works in black and white, for instance. I thought it was ok but not nearly the best Leonard I've read.


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