Hollywood noir (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: WHACKED by Jules Asner)

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 07 Sep 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Beaver" <jumblejim@...> wrote:
    > Catching up on old posts, including this one about the novel IN A
    LONELY PLACE. Noting that it was said here that the film and novel are wildly at variance, would the novel version make a good film? Nowadays, I mean?

    I think the original plot is solid, but it would need extensive adaptation, updating to this era, etc. Nothing that a good scriptwriter could not reasonably do. By the way, I often see those old Dorothy Hughes novels in bargain bins at used stores or at charity stores. It pains me a bit. She was not the hottest ball of fire but neither does she deserve this kind of neglect.



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