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Jun 30, 2015 09:51AM

58291 Paul wrote: "he directed Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), both of which i thought were brilliant. Those are the only movies i've seen of his, other than LC. "

You're thinking of Guy Ritchie, the ex-Mr. Madonna. Layer Cake was directed by Matthew Vaughn, whose other films are Kick Ass, X-Men First Class, Stardust, and the recent The Kingsman.
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Jul 27, 2014 07:30AM

58291 Franky wrote: "I think I will go ahead and start on Red Harvest. Looks like it won the poll for August read. Can anyone recommend a good film adaptation of that novel? "

There's no "official" film adaptation of Red Harvest to my knowledge, but Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo" and the Coen bros' "Miller's Crossing" are both "inspired" by the Hammett book and I'd say both are must-sees. Walter Hill's "Last Man Standing" and Leone's "Fistful of Dollars" are both takes on the Kurosawa so I guess are adaptations twice removed.
58291 Franky wrote: "What I didn't get about Blomkvist is that the dames all flocked to him like he was James Bond or something..."

Simple. He is basically Stieg Larsson: a leftist journalist notorious for speaking truth to power. When writing a character who is essentially yourself, why not make him a chick magnet?

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