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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments James Ellroy was interviewed this morning on NPR's Morning Edition:

He recommends great crime films. Really excited that Ellroy is writing a remake of the classic film Laura (

message 2: by Feliks (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) H'mmm. 'Laura' remake? I'm not convinced any author (even Ellroy) can make 'Laura' work again. Today's audience is just not up to it.

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Donald Scott (writeondon) | 87 comments And a remake of 'Laura' is needed ... WHY?!?

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Feliks (dzerzhinsky) You said it, brudda!

I will give some grudging credit to whoever the execs are which are greenlighting this far as the fact that someone's at least still interested in classic mystery enough to want to promote it. Its better than them throwing money at another superhero movie.

Nevertheless. There's a lot of great pulp authors who's works have yet to see widespread recognition through a film adaptation. How about some Carter Brown? How about re-doing the Matt Helm films with serious treatments? How about Don Pendleton?

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments Yeah, but if anyone's going to do re-do classic NOIR, Ellroy could!

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments Trailer of Sir Ian McKellen in "Mr Holmes":

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Karen (karen94066) | 262 comments Kirsten wrote: "Trailer of Sir Ian McKellen in "Mr Holmes":"

This looks terrific. I must invite my mystery reading group to join me in seeing this.

Thank you for the heads up!

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Karen (karen94066) | 262 comments Kirsten wrote: "Trailer of the film adaption of Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman:"

Another interesting movie! Thank you for posting this link.

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments THE FREAKIEST MOVIES OF FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2015

From a gritty murder mystery to a very grim fairy tale, the blood flows like wine in these creepy movies from 2015's Cannes Film Festival.

message 12: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments Just saw that the Coen Brothers are going to be making a film adaptation of Ross Macdonald's Black Money

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7 comments Apparently there's a new bank robbery flick set in West Texas. The Daily Beast published a review:

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