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Ink to Film

Jun 25, 2020

Look at me. Barry Sonnenfeld managed to adapt Elmore Leonard’s novel “Get Shorty” into a fun gangster crime-thriller comedy that’s also a satire of the entire film industry. John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Delroy Lindo, Danny Devito, and James Gandolfini shine as they are caught up in Chili Palmer’s...

Jun 18, 2020

The “Dickens of Detroit,” Elmore Leonard, crafts an ambitious crime story about a fish-out-of-water gangster that plays with metafiction and postmodernism. In episode 140, join Luke & James as they follow Chili Palmer’s adventures in Hollywood trying to get involved in the movie business.

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Jun 11, 2020

Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” was adapted by Paul Verhoeven in 1990 into a full-tilt Arnold Schwarzenegger flick filled with so much social satire and action-movie camp that it was bursting at the seams (just like the characters!). Join Luke & James in episode 139 as they...

Jun 4, 2020

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