Re: RARA-AVIS: Leonardo DiCaprio IS Travis McGee

From: Patrick King (
Date: 30 Sep 2009

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    There's no question DiCaprio is an excellent actor. His performance in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD set any doubt on that score aside. The question is, can he give us our concept of McGee?

    Patrick King

    --- On Tue, 9/29/09, James Michael Rogers <> wrote:

    From: James Michael Rogers <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Leonardo DiCaprio IS Travis McGee To: Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 2:02 PM


                      I think Di Caprio will do fine. The last few peformances of his that I've seen were really surprisingly good. I'll need to re-read TBGB.


    ----- Original Message -----

      From: jchocking

      To: rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com

      Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 08:38

      Subject: RARA-AVIS: Leonardo DiCaprio IS Travis McGee

    I came across this in Shelf Awareness, a daily e-newsletter for people in the book industry.

    Movies: The Deep Blue Goodbye

      Fans of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels will be pleased to learn that The Deep Blue Goodbye has been adapted for Leonardo DiCaprio. Variety reported that Peter Chernin joins DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson-Killoran as "producers on a project that has a strong draft by Dana Stevens (For Love of the Game) that is drawing interest from directors. Amy Robinson is also involved in a producing capacity."


      I know DiCaprio has come a long way from the sort of roles I automatically imagine him in. He's not the teen pinup pipsqueak of yore.

      But Travis McGee? Really?

      Well, at least this ought to bring some of John D.'s work back into print.


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