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Man with the Iron Arm
The Longest Day of his Life
The Nagual
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Only Good Ones
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Karen Makes Out
The Odyssey
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Fire in the Hole
Chickasaw Charlie Hoke
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Showdown at Checotah
Louly and Pretty Boy
Chick Killer (2011)
Ice Man

Film and TV

Moment of Vengeance
3:10 to Yuma
The Tall T
The Big Bounce (I)
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Joe Kidd
Mr. Majestyk
High Noon, Part II
52 Pickup
The Rosary Murders
Glitz (TV)
Cat Chaser
Border Shootout
Split Images
Get Shorty
Last Stand at Saber River
Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast (TV)
Jackie Brown
Maximum Bob
Out of Sight
Karen Sisco
The Big Bounce (II)
Be Cool (2005)
The Ambassador
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Killshot (2009)
Freaky Deaky
The Tonto Woman
Life of Crime

10 Most Twisted Quentin Tarantino Movie Characters


When it comes to portraying aberrant psychology on the screen, it’s all too easy to create a cartoon villain with a checklist of traits instead of any real personality. And many filmmakers have. Take a bit of Hannibal Lecter, add a dash of generic Bond villain and – presto! – you’ve got a bland and anonymous antagonist.

As a disciple of Elmore Leonard, Quentin Tarantino isn’t having any of that. Like Leonard, he knows the importance of character, and the best way to reveal character is through dialogue. The person in question might be a hitman, and a sadist to boot, but he won’t do anything until we’ve heard him speak


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Graham Yost on Fresh Air with Terri Gross (Audio and Transcript)

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The FX series Justified, which is in its sixth and final season, is based on the novella Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard. Leonard was an executive producer of the series until his death in 2013. The show’s creator and showrunner, Graham Yost, says he has made it his mission to stay as true as he can to Leonard’s vision and storytelling style.

“Ultimately I look at this show as Elmore Leonard’s show, and we’re all in service of him and his view and his way of writing and creating these characters,” Yost tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “So whatever feels like it works within that world is something we’re open to.”

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AUDIO: How the writers on ‘Justified’ kept Elmore Leonard’s spirit alive


by Darby Maloney | The Frame

FX’s “Justified” launched in 2010 with U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, played by Tim Olyphant, as a trigger-happy lawman who is re-assigned from Miami to his home state of Kentucky. Over the past six seasons he has come across a stream of ne’er-do-wells who alternately offer an aura of danger and comic relief.

The series comes to a close next month. It hasn’t been a huge ratings success, but it has a devoted following of fans who are drawn to the show’s twisting storylines, colorful characters and crisp dialogue.

Graham Yost, “Justified” creator and executive producer, adapted the Elmore Leonard novella, “Fire In the Hole,” as the basis for the show. When we sat down with Yost to talk about bringing “Justified” to an end on April 14, we found ourselves going back to the beginning.

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The Top of His Game’ showcases the remarkable career of sports writer W.C. Heinz

Christian Science Monitor
By Erik Spanberg

Maybe you missed him somehow. He co-wrote “MASH” under a pseudonym. He banged out crisp dispatches as a young man during World War II. Then he came home and became one of the great columnists and profile writers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, working for major New York dailies and crafting deeply reported portraits of boxers and ballplayers for the likes of True, Collier’s and Esquire, among many others.

Ernest Hemingway praised his boxing novel, “The Professional.” So did Elmore Leonard. Later, David Halberstam helped bring his work to a new generation by including three of his stories – more than anyone else – in “The Best American Sports Writing of the Century,” an anthology edited by Halberstam and published in 1999. The following year, Sports Illustrated dubbed him “Heavyweight champion of the word” in a poignant profile by Jeff MacGregor.

All of the above is a long way of saying: Here’s to W.C. Heinz. During 93 years of life, Heinz, who died in February 2008, poured his heart into a writing career that left his colleagues in awe.

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JUSTIFIED star Joelle Carter talks the final season – exclusive interview

Carter gets on the phone to talk about wrapping up JUSTIFIED, as well other her other recent projects.

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How Richard Price does it: New York dialogue, only better

The Washington Post
Neely Tucker

NEW YORK — Richard Price, one of the really great American novelists of the past 40 years or so, this endlessly entertaining conversationalist, has such a stellar reputation as a hang-out artist — with cops, criminals, pool hall hustlers — that even when he’s making stuff up, people still think it’s fact.

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“Ode to Justified” A Painting by Mark Tavares

Artist, Mark Tavares, is making the print, “Ode to Justified” available for purchase through a print-on-demand store on FineArt  Here is the direct link to the order page so you can check it out.

The image can be printed on a variety of materials (archival matte paper, stretched canvas, acrylic, metal) and in variety of sizes (from Greeting Card to the size of the original, 18” x 24”). They even offer framing options. All of their products are high quality. Mark has never had complaints.

Check out other Mark Tavares paintings here.


The Anti-Hero & the Outlaw: The Unmatched Rivalry at the Heart of the FX Series Justified

Ahmad Khan

Justified is a series that’s been inexplicably off the radar of award shows and the eyeballs of a mass audience even as it grew tremendously in sophistication and quality since first airing on FX in March of 2010. As it enters its sixth and final season, the show has found its best form to date, and with only seven episodes left until the series finale, it has set up an epic final showdown that could cement the series as arguably one of the best of the decade.

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Natalie Zea posts sentimental Twitter photo on her last day of shooting on Justified

Daily Mail
Heidi Parker

She has been starring on the hit cop show set in Eastern Kentucky opposite Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins since 2010.

And on Thursday Natalie Zea - who plays put-upon Winona Hawkins - said a sweet goodbye to FX’s Justified as she wrapped the season.

Along with a photo of a silver necklace that had a W on it, the blonde star wrote, ‘That’s a wrap.’

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Timothy Olyphant Follows ‘Justified’ With Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden Film

Mike Fleming Jr

EXCLUSIVE: Right after he ends his run as deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the FX series Justified, Timothy Olyphant will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the feature film about Edward Snowden that Oliver Stone is prepping in Munich. Ink isn’t dry on the deal, but he’s negotiating, and this is a strong next step for Olyphant after he told reporters at TCA last month that he needed a job after the completion of the sixth and final season of the drama based on the Elmore Leonard-created character. Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment are partnered on the U.S. release of the Snowden film.

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