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The Shooting Script Lib/E
Roy Milano, a self-described movie detective who is devoted to finding, hoarding, and reciting arcane information about films, once again stumbles into a murder case-this one centering on a copy of Jerry Lewis' infamous unfinished film, The Day the Clown Cried, shot in Sweden in 1972. Though rough cuts were apparently screened for the filmmaker's colleagues and Hollywood ...more
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Published April 1st 2005 by Blackstone Publishing
(first published March 1st 2005)
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30 pages in, I had the strong urge to fling this sorry excuse for a book out of the window. How it reached NY times top bookshelf is beyond me. Klaven needs to find a substitute for "said". Jesus Christ. Story was painful to get through. But the protagonist was an interesting character, I'll give him that. Character collected lost/ incomplete films to share with fellow film buffs. He recounted actors who were replaced in famous films as a coping mechanism when stressful situations. A memorable c ...more
If you haven't read it yet, tackle The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense first, as characters and events from that one play a part here. Honestly, this sequel was a bit weaker for me as the plot went all over the place, and certain events required suspension of disbelief - for example, Roy gets himself into a multi-car accident driving without a license, yet is able to walk away without any charges filed, nor lengthy paperwork (statements) involved. Another reviewer has described him as "Too Stu ...more
The Shooting Script is a light, quirky mystery about a film trivia expert, Roy Milano, who's hot on the trial of the unreleased Jerry Lewis film, The Day the Clown Died. Unfortunately for Roy, he's not the only one searching, and when the elderly man who owns the only known copy dies, the race is on. And a deadly race it is, but not so deadly that Roy can't make time for a variety of trysts with more than one comely woman, each of whom has ulterior motives. More of a romp than a serious mystery, ...more