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Fifty-Two Pickup
Swag
Unknown Man No. 89
The Hunted
The Switch
Gunsights
City Primeval
Gold Coast
Split Images
Cat Chaser
Stick
Labrava
Glitz
Bandits
Touch
Freaky Deaky
Killshot
Get Shorty
Maximum Bob
Rum Punch
Pronto
Riding the Rap
Out of Sight
Cuba Libre
Be Cool
Pagan Babies
Tishomingo Blues
Mr. Paradise
A Coyote’s in the House
The Hot Kid
Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
Road Dogs
Djibouti
Raylan

Stories

The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard
The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Trail of the Apache
Apache Medicine
You Never See Apaches…
Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo
The Colonel’s Lady
Law of the Hunted One
Cavalry Boots
Under the Friar’s Ledge
The Rustlers
Three Ten to Yuma
The Big Hunt
Long Night
The Boy Who Smiled
The Hard Way
The Last Shot
Blood Money
Trouble at Rindo’s Station
Saint with a Six-Gun
The Captives
No Man’s Guns
The Rancher’s Lady
Jugged
Moment of Vengeance
Man with the Iron Arm
The Longest Day of his Life
The Nagual
The Kid
The Treasure of Mungo’s Landing
The Bull Ring at Blisston
Only Good Ones
The Tonto Woman
Hurrah for Captain Early
Karen Makes Out
The Odyssey
Sparks
Hanging Out at the Buena Vista
Fire in the Hole
Chickasaw Charlie Hoke
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Tenkiller
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
Hombre
The Big Bounce (I)
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Joe Kidd
Mr. Majestyk
High Noon, Part II
Stick
52 Pickup
Desperado
The Rosary Murders
Glitz (TV)
Cat Chaser
Border Shootout
Split Images
Get Shorty
Last Stand at Saber River
Pronto
Touch
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
Sparks
Justified
Life of Crime

James W. Hall Interviewed for Elmore Leonard Documentary

James W. Hall interviewed by John Mulholland in Key Largo for the upcoming Elmore Leonard Documentary—The Dickens of Detroit. Hall is an American author and professor who has written eighteen novels that include Under Cover of Daylight, Hard Aground, Gone Wild, Buzz Cut, Red Sky at Night, Rough Draft, Off the Chart and Silencer.

 

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Mike Sandy aka Max Cherry Interviewed for Elmore Leonard documentary

Max Cherry from Rum Punch was modeled on
West Palm Beach Bail Bondsman Mike Sandy
Mike Sandy, a West Palm bail bondsman, remembers meeting Elmore Leonard in the late ’80s.
“Marvin Mounts and Dutch Leonard walked into my office,” said Sandy. “My office was on Banyan, and he was just finishing ‘Maximum Bob.’ Dutch was interested in doing a book about a bail bondsman and said, ‘Can I ask for your help?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not.’ “He was a little startled and said, ‘Why not?’
“Because everything I’ve ever seen, heard or read about bail bondsmen is negative and I don’t want to contribute to that.”
“I’ll make you a deal,” he said. “Share your files with me, and I promise you that whatever I write about your business will be positive.”
Leonard began borrowing files from Sandy, one of which involved a stewardess arrested for drug trafficking. From that came “Rum Punch,” later made into the movie “Jackie Brown” by Quentin Tarantino.
Read more at: http://richardzampella.blogspot.com/…/mike-sandy-max-cherry…

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12 Fascinating Facts About ‘Jackie Brown’

Mental Floss
James L Menzies

Jackie Brown is the third film from director Quentin Tarantino and the only one of his movies not based on his original material (it’s a liberal adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch). Considered by many fans and critics to be one of Tarantino’s most “mature” cinematic efforts—its pace and bravado stand in stark contrast to Pulp Fiction—Jackie Brown is one of those rare movies that only gets better with age and subsequent viewings. Here are 12 facts you might not have known about the Oscar-nominated crime drama.

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Openings to Elmore Leonard Novels

Every time they got a call from the leper hospital to pick up a body Jack Delaney would feel himself coming down with the flu or something. - BANDITS

The night Vincent was shot he saw it coming. - GLITZ

“He’s been taking pictures three years, look at the work Maurice said. “Here, this guy. Look at the expression. Who’s he remind you of?” - LABRAVA

Stick said he wasn’t going if they had to pick up anything. Rainy said no, there wasn’t any product in the deal; all they had to do was drop a bag. Stick said, “And the guy’s giving you five grand?” “It makes him feel important,” Rainy said, “it’s how it’s done. Listen, this’s the big time, man, I’m taking you uptown.” - STICK

Moran’s first impression of Nolen Tyner: he looked like a high risk, the kind of guy who falls asleep smoking in bed. No luggage except for a six-pack of beer on the counter and the Miami Herald folded under his arm. -CAT CHASER

In the winter of 1981 a multimillionaire by the name of Robinson Daniels shot a Haitian refugee who had broken into his home in Palm Beach. - SPLIT IMAGES

One day Karen DiCilia put a few observations together and realized her husband Frank was sleeping with a real estate woman in Boca. - GOLD COAST

A friend of Ryan’s said to him one time, “Yeah, but at least you don’t take any shit from anybody.” Ryan said, “I don’t know, the way things’ve been going, maybe it’s about time I started taking some. - UNKNOWN MAN NO. 89

He could not get used to going to the girl’s apartment. - 52 PICKUP

Frank Sinatra, Jr. was saying, “I don’t have to take this,” getting up out of the guest chair, walking out. Howard Hart was grinning at him with his capped teeth. - TOUCH

Chris Mankowski’s last day on the job, two in the afternoon, two hours to go, he got a call to dispose of a bomb. - FREAKY DEAKY

 

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17 Facts About ‘Out of Sight’

Mental Floss.
Roger Cormier

It only takes a few minutes of being trapped in the trunk of a car together for U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco to fall for bank robber/prison escapee Jack Foley. But shortly after she manages to escape, she’s made part of a task force that’s determined to find him and his crew before they can pull off a diamond heist. Best known for its modish editing (Anne V. Coates earned an Oscar nomination for it) and the palpable chemistry between leads George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, Out of Sight also marks the first partnership between Clooney and his soon-to-be-frequent-collaborator Steven Soderbergh. Here are some facts about the Elmore Leonard adaptation to read before you get into a tussle.

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Elmore Leonard on the Menu

Next time you’re in Venice Beach, go to the Sidewalk Cafe and order an Elmore Leonard.  Rare.  Like the man.

http://thesidewalkcafe.com/menu.pdf

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Justified: The Complete Series

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Fox To Adapt Australian Series ‘The Code’ With ‘Justified’ Team Led By Graham Yost

Deadline
Nellie Andreeva

Fox has given a script commitment with significant penalty to The Code, a political thriller drama from Justified creator/executive producer Graham Yost, executive producer/director Michael Dinner and executive producer Fred Golan. Sony Pictures TV, which produced the FX drama series, is the studio.

Written by Yost and Golan, The Code is based on the well received Australian series of the same name. It tells the story of two very different brothers, a journalist and a hacker, who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. Yost, Golan and Dinner executive produce, with Dinner, who helmed the pilot of Justified, set for the same duties on the potential Code pilot.

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Quentin Tarantino Wants to Bring Forty Lashes Less One to TV

Cinema Blend

Apparently, Tarantino has been wanting to make Forty Lashes Less One for a while, and he still retains the rights to the book. In a recent interview with France’s Premiere, the director revealed he’s been thinking about making another western and in his mind a Forty Lashes Less One adaptation should be a TV mini rather than a lengthy movie. He even specifically mentions 4-6 episodes as a possibility.

There has always been doubt that Taantino owns the rights.

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