18 Burst results for "Elmore Leonard"
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Start With This
"I think before going in it's also worth thinking about. What kind of writers. Elmore leonard was. And what kinds of books. He was writing because obviously not all books are the same and elmore leonard was writing a very specific genres considering as we go through these rules. What kind of stories. He's writing these rules to describe a love. It all right. Let's let's get through. There's actually His ten rules for writing. But there's actually eleven. So that's i guess a broken rule right there but let's get into. It's the rule one from elmore. Leonard is never open. A book with weather does that mean as in like as in like the it is raining out. So don't open a book while while while it's raining i think what it is is get. It's essentially another way of saying get right to the story like. Don't start your book with the clouds. Were beautiful day. The sun was shining. The rain was rolling. Like those are just you clearing your throat..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"So I started doing that for the rest of of my writing career. But if it's an adaptation, you do have to have a little more rigorous approach. I mean when it didn't need full things it was like a six hundred page book in body snatchers is a much shorter novel. And so was dead fall. Keith lower named that book that turned into deeper, you know, so they're they're different every time. And a lot of them will throw wonderful dialogue at you. And sometimes writer isn't really, you know, I think it would be great. To adapt and Elmore Leonard because he's done a lot of your work for you. But a lot of them, you know, you you end up writing most of the dialogue because there's nothing in the book that's working for that purpose. So it's different for everyone. And I imagine every writer has a different approach or many, many different approaches them, and a group of writers you ask this question. What did I write that you write longhand rather than typing everything? Yeah. I can't. Well, I changed when computers came in. But I broke my collarbone in high school and missed the one semester where they typing. And I thought I've said this before it's a pretty flipping thing to say, but no big deal. What am I gonna need to type for? So I'm one finger typist when I first started writing, I could write longhand faster. I had a couple of women especially one toward the end who did all of my typing for me. And she's, you know, laying I fed extra stuff, and I found that when it came back typed. I could be much more objective about it because I'd never seen it in type form, and I was able to at it myself. I think more effectively than if I had it and then looked at the same thing. I just typed. So I did that for for the longest time, and she got old and she passed away and computers were coming in at the same time. So I switched over. And then you know, you it's even though I'm still typing with one finger. It's incredibly seductive and productive to be able to move stuff around. What I finally sent her after a while would be these literally staple changes on top of stuff that she says. Let me and then she would be building this puffy manuscript on her desk because I saw once when I was out. It was frightening because you know, you have arrows going to the margin. And and and many times you say, I think I could make this better. But what a pain it would be for surely if she had to actually retype this whole page because I cut sentence and a half out or added some dialogue. So so I actually didn't do things that I felt I should do because I the process. Was in the way in the mechanical process was in the way. So once I started using a computer, I've never stopped. And I think it's it's helped me enormously. It's freed me I'll pick and move stuff around and reject it and change it without feeling like I'm burning Shirley. I guess it's nice to the idea of writing something sending it to surely and having that period of time where you can move on to other things where aren't being faced with it. It's like that whole like putting the manuscript in the drawer and forgetting about it for a few months. Well, I would do a partial version of that. Because I certainly didn't accumulate the whole script. And then send a tour. I would send her ten fifteen page that time, but you're right that leave here FedEx you have to do and to come back FedEx. So I was well past it in the script, and I had I thought fairly fresh. I want package with finally arrive. And I read it and end up marking all over it..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Here & Now
"It's the time of yearly best of list again. But NPR TV critic Eric Duggan's thinks that many great TV shows just aren't getting the attention. They deserve in these roundups Eric joins us. Now, you're going to show a little love, Eric. I sure. Yeah. Well, what to what what are your favorite couple of favorite? Underrated. Choose from this past year. Okay. Well, the first one I like to talk about is Get Shorty, and it's this wonderful TV series, that's based on a nineteen ninety Elmore Leonard novel, and it starts Chris O'Dowd as this enforcer for a criminal organization in Nevada who decides he wants to try and change his life because he has this daughter that he wants to take care of he wants to get out of the criminal business. He wants to get into the film business, and he gets all these gangsters to fund these great ideas that he has for movies. And so eventually he gets arrested, and he's talking to this producer, and they sort of have this scene in jail between each other. And we've got. Clip. Let's check it out. Came in here to see how you are to tell you I felt betrayed to find out. There's another side of you in our work together that you never mentioned that you made me an accomplice to fill a niece without considering what it could do to me in your choice will have a career. You have every right now. This is a TV show that is both funny and dramatic, and it also has a great performance by Ray Romano who plays this sort of be list. See list producer who winds up falling into, you know, working with Chris Dow's character, it's completely overlooked. It's on this platform called epochs. But it's really very good. And you can go back and watch it on demand. If you get epochs on your cable channel. So it's got some big names in it. Why do shows like this not get noticed? I mean because you're going to also talk about other shows that are on on platforms that are even higher profile epochs. Sure. Well, you know, there's just so much television. And it's just hard for people to keep up with it all and like another. Show. I wanted to bring to everyone's attention is a show that's called safe harbor. That is available on Hulu the streaming service. Now, this is an Australian TV show, actually. And it's about these upper middle class Australians who come across a boat of refugees on the water initially. They try to told him back to Australia. But eventually they realized that they've disappeared in the assume that the refugees decided not to go back with them. But when they come across the family again in Australia, the wife of one of the men sort of explains what's happened. Let's listen to a clip here. He says you would take us to a straight. And in the middle of the night. You cut us loose. Could you? Did you leave us today? Seven Cal my. It's so this series. Not only starts out by really outlining some of the issues inherent in the immigrant crisis. But it evolves into this character study where we find out that the and start that the refugees chose to leave them the refugees thought the Australians head cut the their rope and cast them out on the water. It turns out that getting to the heart of that mystery reveals a lot about both sides of this question. It's a really great character study in addition to an exploration of this immigrant crisis. So finally we have sorry for your loss starring Elizabeth Olsen who plays. A young widow struggling to deal with the death of her husband. This is on Facebook watch, which is still a relatively new platform. What do you what do you like about this series? Well, this series takes a look at how people process grief when they lose someone close to them. And so we see Elizabeth Olsen who people might know. She played the scarlet witch in the adventures movies, Janet mcteer plays her mother Kelly Marie Tron place for. Sister. And we get to see how this law sort of reverberates through everyone's life, Elizabeth Olson's character also doesn't get along with her that husband's brother, but they do bond over the shared grief that they have. And we have a clip of this. Let's check it out. I hate when people use the word condoling says. People told me that I'm gonna choirs. Yeah. I hate how in the beginning..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Filmcast
"It stars Chris O'Dowd who I love from the IT crowd, and he's been a bunch of films since what bridesmaids right Chris O'Dowd as a low level mobster in Arizona, who I it kind of the basic plot of the Elmore Leonard book in the previous movie of a mobster going Hollywood. And kind of stumbling his way into producing a movie and the producer is played by Ray Romano, and it's Ray Romano with like as a down and out producer. So he has like his office. Shitty. He doesn't he doesn't dress. Well, he, but he has a spiky hair. Like he used to be cool. So it's just like these actors I really enjoy playing these really strange roles for them. Kind of just makes this show for me. I it's it's created by Davey Holmes who used to be a writer put your sillier shameless and a bunch of recent TV shows, and it kind of falls the mold of like, I don't know the post breaking bed mobster shows we've seen it's. Kind of similar to breaking bad in that way. Like, it is setting the southwest, but hop style a quite a bit. But I think you know, it's doing some interesting things Chris doubt is playing an ex a gangster with like an existential crisis. And he's trying to win his daughter back in his ex wife back, and he thinks making movies the way to do it just really like the writing and the characters these actors. Yeah, it's it's just it's a lot of fun to for Grace's up as like a a shitty movie star. I guess doing the thing he's tended to do a bunch of other movies play the same character and oceans in the oceans films, the same thing, basically. It's it's really funny. I if it's like a light enjoyable show. We see so many of us, right? Like Ozark is one of them. I'm arc is a late enjoyable show pills. Breaking bad cryan ship. Yeah. Gotcha. Gotcha. Yeah. And I'm just saying we've seen a bunch of those. I've liked this one quite a bit. And I don't like Ozark because. I felt like that was trying to angle too much into what breaking bed was doing. Where's this is like this almost feels like a throwback to some of the nineties gangster movies any actors are so great. It's just fun to see them playing these roles and kind of bouncing off each other. So I'd highly recommend if you just want some like, a nice light joyful crime show to jump on that flex. All. Right. Let's Get Shorty it's on net flicks. And it's also on epochs which never show which as a channel that exists. And being is a channel you may. Or may not have. I would not. How would you even know there's no there's no way to determine that have it or not Jeff cannata even want to solve. Yes. Speaking of nineties throwbacks, I gonna date myself here. But when I was in college. There was no one funnier than Adam Sandler, I know to a modern ear that that sounds weird. But I remember when he was the funniest guy on the planet when all everybody, I know quoted his movies, Billy, Madison, and happy Gilmore were the funniest things ever and his comedy album. I still say fuck me in the goat ass when I'm when I'm upset about something. You know, he has become sort of a parody of himself in recent years. So it was. It was with some trepidation that I approached his new standard special on net flicks. I was told it was good. And so give this shot. I was really impressed. It's called one hundred percent fresh Adam Sandler, one hundred percent fresh on Netflix. Now, I don't know if his part of his mega-contract that he did with with net flicks where he was kinda pooping out pretty mediocre movies. Yeah. He's just had to get it out, basically, all these things. But this feels like a labor of love this came from the heart that feel like if we had to allow him to get paid for a bunch of kind of crappy movies in order to get this. It was all worth it for Netflix to make this deal because it's an extraordinary standup special it it inter cuts frequently between many many, many different performances..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A paradise Locust the lizard Snake The blade Neurath Godless country That's Jeff Daniels who has an EMMY nomination for his performance as Frank Griffin and outlaw obsessed, with vengeance and willing to kill any person and destroy any town that stands in. His way the person he's obsessed with is, ROY Goode, an orphan who Frank took into his gang and thought of as a son until ROY broke away and turned. Against him my guests got Frank wrote and directed all seven episodes. Of godless his film screenwriting credits include the patients of. To Elmore Leonard novels Get Shorty and out of sight and the Philip k dick story the. Minority report godless has everything fans of, westerns love but the story's. Pretty unconventional it said in the eighteen eighties in La Belle a new Mexican town run by women because most of the men died in a. Mining accident the widow of the town's mayor dresses in his clothes has become the de facto mayor and has a lover who is also. A woman one of the story Lines involves an interracial romance another woman on ranch on the outskirts of town has a. Son who's half native American this woman, is a great shot with. A rifle let's hear another scene from godless in the first episode we see the men and women of another town singing a hymn in church. When Frank the villain rides into the church on his horse joining in the singing and stopping at the altar to deliver a menacing sermon. While astride his horse.
Waiting For Hoffman
"Istar. As for cannon films. It was business as usual. The next Monday after the fallout with Hoffman, they took out two more welcome to the cannon family adds. One of them announced the signing of Diane Keaton for a movie called housekeeping, and the other welcomes Peter Boyle for citizen. Joe. This was going to be a sequel to the nineteen seventy acclaimed movie Joe, which he had also made for cannon films. Both of these movies by the way were also never made Elwin. Leonard would get an adaptation of one of his books made by canon in nineteen eighty six, fifty. Two pick up with ROY. Scheider was released that year. But more interesting and much more relevant here is that Leonard would take his experiences in dealing with Dustin Hoffman and channel them into a new book that would become a movie in nineteen ninety-five, Get Shorty in it. The character of egocentric actor. Martin we're played by Danny de Vito was based on Hoffman. Wall to Miraz did try again to get LeBron made in nineteen ninety five after the success of Get Shorty this time, trying an adaptation done by buck Henry, but it was to no avail looking back on his time trying to get it done in the nineteen eighties mirrors concluded that Dustin Hoffman was less interested in making a movie as he was in talking about making a movie. And despite there being many Elmore Leonard adaptations since nineteen eighty six, including out of sight, Jackie Brown and the Get Shorty sequel, be cool. There has still not been one for LeBron. And.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Inappropriate Earl
"Like as legitimate filmmaker, you're probably gonna wanna hit me over the head with that microphone, but my favorite movie of all time. And when people usually say, this thing can gone with the wind. Weathering heights is a movie called fifty two pickup. Oh yeah, ROY Scheider right. I. Yes, it's like to me, it was perfectly cast. Yeah, ROY Scheider the the businessmen and Margaret's wife and the best bad guy actor in it pains me that he's not more well known as John Glover. He's in a lot of he's typical. I know that face at a nose name actor and it's just that movie was a fantastic insight to me is why wasn't this movie beggar John Glover he, he, he's in. He's in place Trump in gremlins to right? Yes. Yeah, clamped plant. He was in mass grazed Scrooge he was. He was in smallville for like, yeah, he likes Luther father. He was he's, I mean, you talk about the definitive working actor. He was in so many TV show that never really made it with Peter Horton called brimstone Ella a where he played the devil. Well, and Peter Horton was a cop. He has wife got killed. So he's out for revenge and John Glover's like the, the devil on his shoulder going, get them. And so I, but no one's seen fifty two. Based on a book. Right? Is. You talk about. It's very much like point break from the standpoint of John Frankenheimer directed Elmore Leonard wrote the novel and I'm just ROY. Scheider is like to me one of those unheralded actors of the maybe not this generate the previous generation. You know one wrong decision in his career probably ruined him, which was he seaquest DSP know that got him back in the game. With shows you how bad this decision was? He was in deer hunter. Yeah, I think he had the deniro part. Really? Yeah. And he had done the location scouting for like two weeks. He was in the movie, but he had a falling out with, I think universal and he wanted out of his contract and they said, all right, we'll let you out of the contract, but you have to do jaws to right now. Oh, and so he had to pick between deer hunters Shaw's which I just to to me is like rocky to. It's not as bad as. But let's get back to your film..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"To Spiderman, homecoming ragnarok, Black Panther engine affinity war. Yeah. At the end lows at it feels like a less a piece of work. Yeah. I think audience to also like has moments of absolute admit to get genius, but will the ego stuffed Phil, fair flat for me. But that's, that's another podcast cast you can do that right now, guardians to sport special between James. The having spoken Peyton Reed. It's interesting because he and Stephen, Bruce Hart. Foist some things this movie was going for. I don't entirely think it was excessive, but once you know that that's going for be interesting to go back in watch it again. So the court saying midnight run is a big influence in this movie Elmore Leonard is big this movie rather than it being the heist movie of the first film. They wanted more of a shaky dog. Crime story ends won't GAN's knowing that will be freeing treat to go back and see how the movie of the movie plays, but they make very, very deliberate decision this film which is post Cranston aside. And we'll talk about that in the second. It is a film that has zero body count. Yeah, happy endings for everybody except won't Bill, but even then he gets arrested and he goes and he's going to turn his life around and he's gonna be a nice guy now on, no, I kinda member the his name, so I'm just gonna, call him Bolton. Well, go is a better name than ninety-nine percent of old character Dame's in history of cinema, so would true. He rose. Of course, sunny Birch, sunny. It's not a bad name name Wilton go. But yeah, purchase Elmore. Leonard name, Walton Gauguin's is Leonard name Cohen, brothers, I was gonna say, yeah, absolutely. I can. They would definitely have a wouldn't go if he hadn't got their first EP a shopkeeper. They might be buddy my nicotine shopping for anyway. So what do you think of that decision? This is quite a gentle tame diversion of Ville. Yeah, I'm up for that. I think we can keep the sort of operatic levels of of Infinity war or ragnarok in more comic opera sort of way or even Black Panther. You know you, you can't sustain that indefinitely. You do have to make up. And I think that's one of the things that marvez doing right, which is to to kind of keep varying the tone varying the scale in varying the stakes of their films increasingly well as they go. So I've I've no issue with with that whatsoever. I think I think it was nice that you know for of the running time on a lot of occasions. His big stress was, can I get home before I'm find away from home, which is, you know, it's ferris bueller. That is, you know, Christopher Reeve, superman, that's a great sort of little kind of running gag. I would have liked more to be made of that. I felt like times it wasn't high stakes enough in that respect for him because he's made it very clear in dialogue throughout the film that he cannot be caught breaking house arrest. He cannot let his door down that way. He has to fulfil his sentence and get cleaned basically with the law on. So there were times when that was threatened, and I thought that should of show in higher stakes. Even in this face, it didn't needs. You know, a lot of extra screen time to just needed a little Philip there with Nath to to make it clear that he was this is a big deal. He has to be home. No agree with that. The skip ahead then to to the stakes become real is the first post credits thing. In which Scott lying is stranded income realm. Whilst hope, John van, dine, the newly retrieved Jenin fund, dine and Hank Pym are dusted by thunnus. Do we see coming? What do we think of? What do we think that means for vendors formed beyond? This is an interesting one because you was knew that this is the film couldn't exist in the autumn oth- of Infinity will totally just wouldn't work to. It would be a massive bummer. From top to bottom, it would also ruin a vengeful. So I wondered whether it was going to be concomitant before, you know, how would it play?.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"The events of the movie mean of the has the dome the suit again, but he could go his life without don't Esued again, if yeah, may have regrets. And also I think you know this there is sort. Non-confrontational part of Scott Lang. We obviously state early on in the movie that you know, well, hang him hates his guts, and you know he's done something. We know what he's done to piss them off, but there's not much Scott. Doesn't sound like he's really attempted to repair that relationship. He really only calls Hank, you know, after he has this vision, and that was an interesting thing to me. It's like he's he's very hard to have a passive hero in the. Yeah, and you probably don't want to. But I think Scotland and this movie is the closest because you know, when we were talking about staying in the crime, genre, and sort of constructing a sort of Elmore Leonard esque vibe to the thing. We talked about all the sort of Elmore Leonard esque off, shoots even things like midnight run, which of course is not Elmore Leonard, but like and things like the big lebowski kind of why Scotland is wearing a bathrobe and the beginning of the movie. But the idea that that's very passive hero who sucked into these larger than life events, but that there's a little a little abou- ski in Scotland. Well, he has his stakes. Oversee, he wants to avoid prison and he's everything for his daughter, huge, personal stakes. Yeah, but emotional drive. The story comes from hope and from Hank and dot speaks to the title it self on the waspy given them both equal status, and he talked about the about engineering hope as the driver of the story emotionally as well. Yeah. I mean, when we were talking about the overriding structure, there's a prologue in the movie, obviously, and we witness, you know, the last time seven year old hopes. He's her mother alive, and we always knew this movie was going to be about the journey to attempt to rescue Janet van Dyne, and we wanted to make it. You know, we know from the first movie why it's Hank Pim's passion, but we really want to make this about its hopes journey emotionally more than anything this this loss. And we like the idea that you know she's a fully formed Pero. Now she's finally got the suit and who would be the logical role model for her in her life. It would be her mother. Who hasn't been around thirty years. So in addition to just the chance to be reunited with your mom after thirty years, I think there are lots of questions she has about what is it to be a hero, and and you know, this is the one person who could really answer those questions for her to be a hero. Maybe even what's it like to be a woman in this sort of man's club of of being here we liked that idea just as sort of subtext, but it was important that hope story be the emotional underpinning of the movie. And yet hike is elderly takes journey into the quantum room. Yeah, and that was something that we really, you know, it was always the plan in the movie. It's hopes going down. Hope is going down to get her mom. She is trained. She's ready to go. She's putting on the suit. She's getting into pine. She's going down and in the circumstances of the story arise with ghosts that the plan has to change. And she got up to stay up as a team and prevent goes from getting it and Hank goes down and it felt it felt good, and it's very three telling in that scene in the van when they're revising the plan. That Hank ask permission of hope to go down isn't say, I'm going down. He's, he says, he asks her this and because that's that's always been the thing. And we really a very delicate seen to construct because it couldn't be like, listen here little girl..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Every day is made a time you want to use every minute. They fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distant run. So here two pieces of writing vice. First of all, you got to support yourself. That's just got to support yourself, whatever you do. However, you do it. You gotta, you gotta pay the rent and you gotta eat. You can't live off other people. You've got to do it yourself. So that's something you're going to have to do while you become a writer here, two pieces of advice that one was formative for me Raymond. Chandler. I was talking about before said for four hours every day you should do nothing else, but right. You don't have to write, but you can't do anything else sit at your in his a typewriter, but sit at your computer and don't and right, or do nothing that means turning off everything. Now, four hours is a lot. I, I used to do it. It's how I built. My discipline is how I built my career, but Elmore Leonard another very famous crime writer said, you know what? Up one hour earlier one hour and. If we do anything else, he said including coffee, but I'm not sure I could do that, but I would have the coffee while you for one hour sixty minutes, right? And in our I'm a slow writer, but you should be able to write at least a page. If you write a page today after the end of three hundred days, you've got a book, right? So make that time. And then once you've done it, go for the rest of your day. You know, make that time in the morning wake up earlier this I say, there's almost no problem can't be solved by waking up earlier. Wake up earlier, do your our writing and then go into your day and do the rest of the things you have to do because you're human being with a life, right? If if you Elmore Leonard used to say, he always knew who was going to succeed by the people who took that advice if they took that advice if they started saying I can't do that. I can't. I am bad at time management. It's like don't say stuff like that. What does that mean? Bad time management doesn't mean anything just means you're not managing your time manager time and then you'll be good at time management. If you get that our in a day, you'll be shocked at how much you produce. It won't be enough. It'll feel like you want more when you. Start to make a living off, then you can do it more. All right. That's it. I'm out of time a lot of questions left, but it is time for ticketing booze..
"elmore leonard" Discussed on The Watch
"The place of sort of like whenever i drive through those places i'm reminded of one of the things that drew drew me out west which was reading james crumley reading jim harrison you know also the poetry of richard who hugo who he talks about a lot of big influence in him those those things i'm reminded of a lot when i drive out there and he goes the guy who introduced james crumley raymond chandler he's set him along this path and your you mentioned crumley is good at landscapes and when i read this book which came after reading a lot of the books that i think were influenced by this like pellicano the thing you really pick up on his how different he is almost contemporaneous ly two guys like elmore leonard to guys like mcbain to guys like ruston ross thomas two guys carl hiaasen whoever you think is popular around that late seventies early eighties mid eighties time is just this is a completely different kind of crime fiction that i was ever used to this is more like a lyrical kind of thomas maguire novel also happens to have kidnapping in the porn industry and mobsters and everything else and this one is compared compared through his later books which i also wholeheartedly recommend this one is actually kind of tight yeah even though rereading it i'm like it's still pretty farfetched but this one this is you people listening to this podcast who've read the book won't believe it when i say this but this is one of his more sober books in in you know senses but even so it is so deeply and i think you feel this from the first base it's really not about the specifics it's not about the tick tock it's about the journey turns into cock movie the last like last act and it has those kinds of twists but before that it doesn't feel like i've never refer plot.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Ars it's got a very be very particular story and you really so many things can go wrong and then you've you've you've lost in the first five minutes and you're never get in a bag can we talk about justified briefly justly in just a giant fan boy 'cause i love i'm are leonard emma leonard has made amazing books should have made many amazing movies less successful in you would think right the handful of really great elmore leonard movies and then not gonna tell you his favorite yeah and his leastfavourite scabby out of sight right uh no his favorite was jackie brown oh okay but also but what he in rate favorite i think working relationship or choose pailin around was with scott frank who wrote get shorty and out assad we've had on this podcast scott frank who is a great writer in a good in a really great guy anti on more loved him and end you nailed the elmore leonard tone and vine eyes you'd addo i'm going to write justify dislike scott frank wrote out of sight get shorty which used let elmore beyond more uses as much of him as you can the dialogue and get shorty in and out of sight is elmore leonard dial even if it's scott do right it's elmore in it's like when i did the pilot of justified in suits in old story but i would say what's really going to saint accidents it will with it all more have him say next and i would just retired second episode on we had to figure out how to do that and that was the challenge omel armor is alive when he started that showed as you have if he was he was alive for the first foresees for four seasons were you talking to him throughout were you asking for january prerescue no no i'll tell you what happened though so first season who visited the sat and tim was sitting with him isa wanted to write another railing short story and he said okay and he went off and he wrote a story and he enjoyed it so much he wrote to more and he package them together as a novel and that was his final novel his 45th ramelan and the coolest thing the best thing that has happened to me in this business um is that it's dedicated to tim me and uh that's something that you know tim and i look.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Fresh Air
"One of my favorite movies of the year which i just finished watching is actually not technically a movie it's a sevenpart series on netflix x a western called guide less god what god mystery clearly don't know where you are the ground pain no higher up around here to watch over you when you're young age his here's the paradise that a low christ the lizard snake the way into the bleeding the wrath god bless that's jeff daniels as frank griffin an outlaw obsessed with vengeance and willing to kill any person and destroy any town that stands in his way the person he's obsessed with is roy good and orphan who frank took into his gang and thought of as the sun until roy broke away and turned against him my guest scott frank created wrote and directed all seven episodes of godless his film screenwriting credits include the adaptations of two elmore leonard novels get shorty and out of sight and the philip k dick story the minority report godless has everything fans of westerns love but the story is pretty unconventional it set in the eighteen 80s in la belle a new mexican town run by women because most of the men died in a mining accident the widow serving as the mayor dresses in men's clothes and has a lover who is also a woman one of the story lines involves an interracial romance another woman on a ranch on the outskirts of town has a son who is.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To kill any person and destroy any town that stands in his way the person he's obsessed with is roy good and orphan who frank took into his gang and thought of as a son until roy broke away and turned against him my guest scott frank created wrote and directed all seven episodes of godless his film screenwriting credits include the adaptations of two elmore leonard novels get shorty an out of sight and the philip k dick story the minority report godless has everything fans of westerns love but the story is pretty unconventional it set in the eighteen 80s in la belle a new mexican town run by women because most of the men died in a mining accident the widow serving as the mayor dresses in men ends clothes and has a lover who is also a woman one of the story lines involves an interracial romance another woman on a ranch on the outskirts of town has a son who is half native american this woman is a great shot with a rifle let's hear another seen from godless in the first episode we see the men and women of another town singing a him in church when frank the villain rides into the church on his horse joining in the singing and stopping at the altar to deliver a menacing sermon while astride his horse mm.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To kill any person and destroy any town that stands in his way the person he's obsessed with is roy good and orphan who frank took into his gang and thought of as the sun until roy broke away and turned against him my guest scott frank created wrote and directed all seven episodes of godless his film screenwriting credits include the adaptations of two elmore leonard novels get shorty and out of sight and the philip k dick story the minority report godless has everything fans of westerns love but the story is pretty unconventional it set in the eighteen 80s in la belle a new mexican town run by women because most of the men died in a mining accident the widow serving as the mayor dresses in men close and has a lover who is also a woman one of the story lines involves an interracial romance another woman on a ranch on the outskirts of town has a son who is half native american this woman is a great shot with a rifle let's hear another seen from godless in the first episode we see the men and women of another town singing a him in church when frank the villain rides into the church on his horse joining in the singing and stopping at the altar to deliver a menacing sermon while astride his horse mm ludi lin two the folks have a the all been back your washing bothers wants to win if you've committed adultery man if you what trade your brother sir you preside your family serving a god.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on Fresh Air
"One of my favorite movies of the year which i just finished watching is actually not technically a movie it's a sevenpart series on netflix x a western called godless god what god mystery clearly dunno where you are the ground hey no higher upper own here to watch over you and you're young age his here's the paradise of a locust the lizard snake soleil into the bleeding the wrath god bless that's jeff daniels as frank griffin an outlaw obsessed with vengeance and willing to kill any person and destroy any town that stands in his way the person he's obsessed with is roy good and orphan who frank took into his gang and thought of as a son until roy broke away and turned against him my guest scott frank created wrote and directed all seven episodes of godless his film screenwriting credits include the adaptations of two elmore leonard novels get shorty and out of sight and the philip k dick story the minority report godless has everything fans of westerns love but the story is pretty unconventional it set in the eighteen 80s in la belle a new mexican town run by women because most of the men died in a mining accident the widow serving as the mayor dresses in men's clothes and has a lover who is also a woman one of the story lines involves an interracial romance another woman on a ranch on the outskirts of town has a son who is half.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"The 80s and he gets into all kinds of trouble and so dustin hoffman option the book and leonard hated him so much that the project got killed and leonard wrote the book get shorty about dustin hoffman standoff you read the book great listen to the actor and the words that he speaks in what leonard writes about i'm like he comes into a restaurant it disrupts the restaurant won't water from the menu then he demands this very particular omelette in then before the omelette to serve he gets up and leaves and leaves everybody with the czech and the way the book actually ends is the chili palmer character played by john travolta in the movie says to the show her doctor you couldn't play me in a movie you too short and that's the last line of the other hand they didn't have an edge show how i look i'm a big fan of danny devito i like him as an actor and director but he wanted to play the judge of all to roll it just shows the deeds the assets crazy and it goes against the very very eat those of the book that he hits that's pretty fascinating i never knew that that combat knowledge love you know it's just one of those things like nobody cares about in the movie business 'cause like elmore leonard who resist the writer so there's an old joke god is probably still pollute clean correct now william goldman though is used to tell the story that was so stupid she slept with the writer you don't think this important gets a point well no but it makes sense now that you say thinking about their character from get shorty so i haven't seen the tv series have you debts fantastic i visit really like right up there with ray donovan while that i loved it i it's just a total parody of hollywood but it's a subtle one it's not like wa wa plenty and it's this i i give the producers and creators credit because i just wouldn't have thought what to do with this i mean they really it has almost nothing to do with the book except that it's about some questionable gangsters who ended up kind of falling into the hollywood movie business and they end up getting a production off the ground and i it's it's everything that i would have expected it to be.
"elmore leonard" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Duly height performed elmore leonard's spirituality with or without a prayer i'm chris the tippett next denny hollowell the history of everything including you it's a lovely example of how a story can at one and the same time the history of the cosmos and the history of a single human life cara saturate free through every first there was god or god's or nothing then synthesis space the expanse explosions implosion particles objects combustion and fusion out of the chaos came order stars were born and shown and died planets rolled across their galaxies on invisible ellipse sees and the elements combined and became life evolved or was created cells trembled and divided and gasped and found dry land soon they grew legs and finns and hands in antenna and mouths and ears and wings and is ice that open wide to take all of it in the creeping growing soaring swimming crawling stampeding universe i opened and closed and opened again we called it blinking above us shown a star that we called the sun and we called the ground the earth so we named everything including ourselves we were man and woman and when we got lonely we figured out a way to make more of us we called it said wchs and most of us enjoyed it we fell in love we talked about god in bang stones together made sparks and called them fire we got warmer and food got better we got married we had some children they cried and crawled in grew one dissect it flowers sometimes eating the pedals another like to chase squirrels we fought wars over money and honor and women we start ourselves we hired prostitutes we've here fighter water we compromised decorated and became esoteric one of us stop breathing and turned blue than others i we covered them with leaves and then we buried them in the ground we remembered them we forgot them we age just our buildings kept getting taller we hired lawyers and formed castles and left paper trails we negotiated we admitted we got sick and search for cures we.