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Unknown Man No. 89
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Get Shorty
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Out of Sight
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A Coyote’s in the House
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Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
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The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard
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When the Women Come Out to Dance
Trail of the Apache
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You Never See Apaches…
Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo
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Law of the Hunted One
Cavalry Boots
Under the Friar’s Ledge
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Three Ten to Yuma
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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

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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

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.

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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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Jonathan Tucker on ‘Kingdom’ Season 2, ‘Justified’, Taking Risks, and More


Collider
Christina Radish

How much fun was it to be a part of Justified for its final season?

TUCKER: It was a little intimidating ‘cause it was such a legendary show. To have the opportunity to go on the last season for the last six episodes, and to play the foil for Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan, if the train was going 100 mph, I wanted to go 200 mph, but I also didn’t want to derail it. You want to play just enough, but not too much. I have a lot of respect for the writers and the creator, so it was a little intimidating, but I brought a lot to it. I just put it on the table to see what they thought about it, and they were very helpful in giving me the chance to have some fun and take some risks. Thankfully, it played out. I’m also at a place with my work where I have to be comfortable with failing. I did Hannibal and Parenthood, and that was great, but I was also fired from a job in between there because they didn’t like the choices. I have to be comfortable with turning on the TV and going, “That’s not quite right, Jonathan Tucker.” A diver can’t tumble with fear that they’re going to belly flop. They can’t jump off with that fear in their stomach. It’s the same with walking onto a set and having 150 people be like, “Who is this dude that I haven’t heard of? We’ve been doing this show for six years and this is our final season. You want rings on all of your fingers? That’s a little weird. You’re going to walk like that? You already straightened your hair before you got to set?” But, you have to defend your character. That’s your job, if they’re hiring you. That doesn’t mean you can’t collaborate, but you do have to make some big, bold choices. We do that in real life, too.

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Tom Selleck and Elmore Leonard team for big Western on small screen

Associated Press
Dennis Anderson
January 31, 1997

For the legions of fans who still mourn the passing of John Wayne and pine for the vistas of John Ford’s classic Westerns, the question is this: “Why don’t they make ‘em like they used to?”

Hollywood could learn a thing or two about one of the screen’s most beloved genres from the likes of Tom Selleck and tough guy author Elmore Leonard.

The pair combined talents with a formidable cast and crew to create “Last Stand at Saber River,” a small-screen treat that offers big-screen pleasures for Ted Turner’s TNT network.

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