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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeannie Holmes Jul 31, 2007.

Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by G.S.Manson Nov 14, 2012.

 

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G.S.Manson replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"I saw it once, don't want to again..."
Nov 14, 2012
Dana King replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"That version of The Big Sleep is a stinker, too. Faithful to the plot, but LA of the period was a character in the original. To make The Big Sleep well, you almost have to either set it in the proper time, or do it like the Coens did for…"
Sep 19, 2012
Dana King replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"My thoughts exactly, Brian."
Sep 19, 2012
Raymond Embrack replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"Next question: Altman's subversive version of Chandler (set in L.A.) or the most faithful adaptaion of the Big Sleep (Robert Mitchum late 70s) but it's set in London?"
Sep 18, 2012
Brian Hoffman replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"Me for two.  I think the story could have stood on its own with a different name and a different name for the main character.  Using them both only invites comparison and splits the audience."
Sep 18, 2012
Eric Christopherson replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"What's the best version IYO, Dana? (I've read the book but only seen the Gould version.)"
Sep 18, 2012
Dana King replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"Me, for one."
Sep 18, 2012
Raymond Embrack replied to Michael C. Jacobs's discussion Altman's The Long Goodbye with Elliot Gould. Yea or Nay?
"Love the movie. Altman as his peak. It was a 1970s movie that has since become as classic as the novel. Who is still offended by this picture's violation of Chandler?"
Sep 15, 2012

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Hometown:
Seattle, WA
About Me:
Unpublished novelist.


I'm not really active on this site at the moment, but find me on Facebook if you want to chat. Oh, and I shave my head now, so don't be fooled by impersonators.


Keywords: card cheating, con artists, fiction, grifters, mystery, MWA, non-fiction, Old Time Radio, pugs, radio-drama, Seattle, Writers in Paradise, more to be added eventually.
I Am A:
Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Milton Caniff, Raymond Chandler, James Ellroy, Dennis Lehane, John Le Carre, Norman Mailer, the MacDonalds (John D., Ross, & Phillip), David Mamet, Dav Pilkey, Rex Stout, Hunter S. Thompson, and of course many more...

A few favorite books in no particular order:
Where the Truth Lies by Rupert Holmes
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
Citizen Vince by Jess Walter
California Fire and Life by Don Winslow
Smonk by Tom Franklin
Blood Father by Peter Craig
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, Blackadder, Twin Peaks, Scrubs, Firefly, Homicide; Life on the Streets, the original BBC version of Coupling.

The Thin Man series, Time Bandits, Dead Again, Dersu Urzala, Anatomy of a Murder, The Last Days of Disco, Blue Velvet, F is for Fake

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Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Die a Little by Megan Abbott

Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline

The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly

A Welcome Grave by Michael Koryta

Posted on September 27, 2007 at 7:15am

My September 11th post

Back in the 90's, my friend Troy, whose father had been a police officer introduced me to Concerns of Police Survivors(C.O.P.S.)

C.O.P.S. provides assistance for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. They help with counseling, scholarships, summer programs for kids and teens and more.

Please consider making a small donation to C.O.P.S.

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 1:30pm

Inside The Murder Book


Posted on August 20, 2007 at 3:34pm

This week I read

Matchstick Men; A Novel About Grifters With Issues by Eric Garcia. Because I am writing a book about a con-artist I resisted reading this or watching the… Continue

Posted on August 7, 2007 at 3:27am

Recent and Recently-Recent Reads and Re-Reads



Recent and Recently-Recent Reads:

Tilt-A-Whirl - Chris Grabenstein

Rain Storm - Barry Eisler

The Overlook - Michael Connelly

The Winter of Frankie Machine - Don Winslow

Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child

The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin

The Song is You - Megan Abbott

Daddy Cool - Donald Goins



Re-Reads:

The Maltese Falcon - some guy... can't remember *smirk*

Death of a Citizen - Donald…
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Posted on July 27, 2007 at 3:48am

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At 7:31pm on May 31, 2008, carole gill said…
thanks! yes, I did write one. Hadn't a clue--I was taking a writer's workshop class--and the teacher, Clive Hopwood, something of a playwright himself kept encouraging me--so I wound up writing on (wait for it) for the BBC! they were offering a prize--didn't get the prize but they said they liked it. I found I loved writing dialogue in particular. then I did another contest--to get a place at Lancaster U.--it was something that North West playwrights sponsered. I got one! and it was fun for awhile--but I prefer novel writing--it's easier to do--you're in your own home, you don;t have to kiss up to theater folk, you know?
if you like radio--go to the BBC radio website. Radio Four in particular! and choose anything you want. Play of the week, the day and so on.
I think you'd like it.
sorry this is so long. it's lovely meeting you too!
Good luck with your work!
keep me posted, please!
all the best!
At 7:30am on May 31, 2008, carole gill said…
Hi Michael, I'm not yet published either. But working on it!
Your novel sounds good. I just read the Grifters by Jim Thompson--I thought it was better than the movie.
best of luck with your work.
At 4:07am on September 22, 2007, Cyndi Martin said…
Thanks for adding me! Aren't they fun at this age? Is your son in high school this year? It's a whole new world!
At 2:08am on July 27, 2007, Ken Isaacson said…
Mi Mike...Thanks for the invite. And congrats on your lock-picking! :-)
At 12:49am on July 27, 2007, Janet Reid said…
Another fan of The Wire!
At 9:22am on July 19, 2007, Daniel Hatadi said…
Michael, thanks for the compliment. That feature you requested is one I requested from Ning quite a while ago. Good news is that it's supposed to be added within the week. :)
At 1:40am on July 13, 2007, Scarlett Dean said…
Will do, Michael. Thanks!
At 2:11am on June 17, 2007, Tom Cain said…
The fact that I'm not a millionaire aristocrat, with the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino, is a constant niggle.
At 2:44am on June 10, 2007, Craig Clarke said…
Blackadder! Coupling! Dead Again!

You and I are going to get along just fine....
At 7:48pm on May 30, 2007, Tom Cain said…
I have a cunning plan - As cunning as a fox that's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University? ... He twisted and turned like, like - a twisty-turny thing!

Aaaahhh... Blackadder. What a top man you are for liking it.
 
 
 

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