Is Dennis Lehane the new Jane Austen?

Posted by · 5:28 am · June 17th, 2008

Okay, perhaps not. Maybe more like the new Elmore Leonard. But the quintessential Boston writer is clearly Hollywood’s favourite author du jour. After the adaptations of “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” reignited the careers of Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck, respectively, it seems the studios are snapping up his titles faster than he can write them. I hardly need to […]

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And the pointless remake of the day is…

Posted by · 3:58 am · June 6th, 2008

… “My Fair Lady.” Variety reports that Columbia is putting together a new version of the classic Lerner & Lowe musical, George Cukor’s 1964 filmization of which copped the 1964 Best Picture Oscar.  The studio is calling it an “update,” something of a misnomer considering it will in fact retain the 1912 London milieu of the […]

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