Saturday, September 22, 2007

Lew Archer

Good news for fans of Ross Macdonald. By the end of next April, all 18 of the Lew Archer novels will be back in print. I've only read two Macdonald novels, on Dave's advice, but I'm a big fan of his. As any fan of his will tell you, Macdonald is as important to the hardboiled genre as Hammett and Chandler are. His Archer novels started out in the pithy style of Chandler, but added psychological depth and insights into the motivations of his characters that were seldom seen in the genre until that point.

If you haven't read any Macdonald, go check him out. You'll become a fan.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

More Elmore

Elmore's official site links to this article in the Detroit Free Press where Terry Lawson asks Elmore five questions. The questions cover the new movie, 3:10 to Yuma, some aspects of his writing and movie careers, and some more hints about his next book.

Monday, September 3, 2007

3:10 to Yuma


Friday night is the premier of 3:10 to Yuma, the remake of a 1957 western based on Elmore Leonard's short story. I've been pretty psyched about this movie for a couple months. I've become a big fan of EL, and I rented the original movie about a month ago. It was very well done and the remake looks good too. I've been hearing almost entirely positive news about it. Check out the trailer:


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