--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Brian Thornton
> Kerry Wrote:
> "I think similarities between Red Harvest and Miller's Crossing have
> mentioned here before. Do I have that right?"
> Nope. You're thinking of THE GLASS KEY, not RED HARVEST. RED
> inspiration for one of Kirasawa's films (the title escapes, but it might
> have been RAN), and by extension, of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS. A more
> screen adaptation of RED HARVEST would be LAST MAN STANDING,
Ran is based on King Lear. A loose but very clear adaptation.
> The Coen Brothers took THE GLASS KEY and tweaked it pretty hard (the
> political boss becomes more of an outright gangster, the central
> one of his "fixers" becomes less important in the final mix, etc.), but
> leaving the existing relationships pretty much intact, as well as
> period and setting. It's worth watching, but really not a very faithful
> For a better cinematic take on THE GLASS KEY, take a look at the
> Heisler film of the same name. It's truly one of the great hard-boiled
> films out there, with pitch-perfect casting.
I like that film of The Glass Key and I am not looking forward to any
remakes. I don't think Miller's Crossing is a remake. Inspired,
perhaps, but not a remake, a very different movie.
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