I think "terrible" is a pretty strong word. I was engrossed by it. I thought the actors looked and sounded authentic. I LOVED the music. All in all, I think it's an excellent effort. I've forwarded it to some friends.
--- On Sun, 12/21/08, davezeltserman <email@example.com> wrote:
From: davezeltserman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Short film based on Jim Thompson's Forever After
Date: Sunday, December 21, 2008, 12:34 AM
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@...> wrote:
> Here's a short film based on Jim Thompson's Forever After. The acting
> is pretty amateurish and it looks like a film school thesis, but it's
> interesting nonetheless.
> http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=0C1YzGP4k_ c
Thanks, Gonzalo, I guess, although that's 22 minutes of my life I'll
never get back. Terrible adaptation of possibly one of the most
perfect short crime stories ever written.
On another note, I watched Man Who Wasn't There again last night, and
that's really a terrific movie homage to Thompson, and I have to think
the strong physical resemblance of Billy Bob Thorton in that movie to
Jim Thompson was not accidental.
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