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The Elmore Enigma

By posted at 10:00 am on January 3, 2014 1

Elmore Leonard was a very cinematic writer, yet why are most adaptations of his work so bad? Christopher Orr explores what he calls the “Elmore Leonard paradox” in The Atlantic. “Most of the early adaptations of Leonard’s crime work missed his light authorial touch, opting instead for somber noir.” Pair with: Our own Bill Morris’s essay on why Leonard was such a good writer.





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One Response to “The Elmore Enigma”

  1. Tom Beshear
    at 11:10 am on January 3, 2014

    “Justified” works so well because it often captures that light touch.

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