RARA-AVIS: Re: Jim Thompson

From: New Pulp Press (bassoffj@gmail.com)
Date: 04 Nov 2009

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    The last line from the mother is (spoiler alert):

    "Well, kid, it's only one throat, huh?"

    Yeah, pretty vicious.

    Jon Bassoff New Pulp Press

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Lochte" <dlochte@...> wrote:
    > Dave wrote:
    > Personally I liked the book The Grifters quite a bit. The movie is equally
    > excellent, but seems like a straight adaptation from the book with no
    > significant changes. I think the dialog was taken almost intact from the
    > book.
    > -----------------------
    > It's been a while since I read the book and I don't have a copy to check,
    > but I think the mother has one vicious (spoiler of a line -- the last in the
    > novel, that isn't in the movie. I once asked Don Westlake why he didn't use
    > it and he said he didn't remember seeing it in the book. So maybe I imagined
    > it, which means I'm more perverse than I thought. If anybody has a copy . .
    > .
    > Dick Lochte

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