Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Burnt Orange Heresy: Neil LaBute Edition

This news is certainly intriguing. LaBute's In the Company of Men, is a very good and very ugly film, and it gives me hope that he will be faithful to Willeford's unique vision. Of course, if he screws it up, I will never forgive him.

1 comment:

Mike Dennis said...

I haven't seen "In The Company Of Men", so I'll take your word that it's a good movie. I'm never optimistic, though, when Hollywood begins tinkering with the novels of the great pulp guys like Willeford or Jim Thompson, or any of the others. "The Grifters", of course, was an exception, but I tremble at the thought of a present-day remake of "The Maltese Falcon" or "The Asphalt Jungle".

I'll go see "The Burnt Orange Heresy", but my expectations won't be nearly as high as my hopes.
--Mike Dennis
Las Vegas