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Re: Holiday/Oscar Movies 2006
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 01:54:58
In Reply To: Re: Holiday/Oscar Movies 2006 posted by Darien on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 00:48:11:

> > October 20 - Killshot
> Strike one: garbage title. I hope they've at least had the decency not to stuff a lightning bolt in between the "kill" and the "shot." Is this based on the book by Elmore Leonard? It's not one I've read, but I'm fond of Leonard in general and there are at least two good movies based on his work.

It is indeed based on the Elmore Leonard novel. I missed that important detail at first.

Spurred by your comments about adaptations of his work, I skimmed through the IMDb. Seems there are quite a lot more than two:

Hombre (1967)
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
Get Shorty (1995)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Out of Sight (1998)

I left out movies he wrote directly for the screen. In any case, there are a lot more bad movies than I was expecting to find, so besides being responsible for inspiring some great adaptations, his name in the credits isn't much of a barometer for success.

As for George Clooney, I started out not liking him at all. Then at some point it was like he flipped a switch, and since then I've pretty much liked him in everything. Good Night and Good Luck, which he also directed, was just fabulous.

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