The story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens marks the first time that Elmore Leonard’s work has worked on television. Thanks to cable network FX, the series has been allowed to depict the quirkiness, humor and unexpected bursts violence of Leonard’s work – as well as his crackling dialogue. The first season DVD includes some excellent bonus material that goes into detail about that was done, making it well worth investigating if you’re a fan of great crime fiction and TV.
Let me tell you about an upcoming movie in 2011 that I’m personally looking forward to seeing. The film is called I Am Number Continue reading Dreamworks releases I Am Number Four extended trailer
The trailer to I Am Number Four has been released reccently and for those of you that are Sci-Fi fans, this is a
film you’ll want to check out. Here’s the synopsis: Three are dead. Who is number four? DJ.Caruso (Eagle Eye,
Disturbia) helms an action-packed thriller about an extrordinary teen John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) who is a fugitive
on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his
guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he
now calls home, John encounters unexpected life-changing events–his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new
abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. I’m personally not a big sci-fi fan but
after watching the trailer, I think this film will be worth seeing.
Walton Goggins seems to have made a career out of playing characters that have a genial, smart surface but a lurking violence/craziness. In FX’s Justified [Thursdays, 10/9C], he has a recurring role as Boyd Crowder, one-time miner with now U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens [Timothy Olyphant].
Shortly before the series premiered, I took part in a teleconference Q&A with Mr. Goggins – who promptly proceeded to inadvertently spoil a key sequence in the premiere. Rather than edit the Q&A, throughout which said spoiler has a significant presence, I decided to post it after premiere had had an opportunity to be viewed by the largest part of its potential audience. So, if you still haven’t seen the premiere of Justified, be aware that beyond the jump there are spoilers!
Tonight’s premiere of Justified [FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C] will not be the first time that Elmore Leonard’s work has been beautifully adapted for television – but it might well be the most successful one. While previous efforts – Maximum Bob and Karen Cisco – may have been somewhat hamstrung by network Standards & Practices divisions, Justified is on FX, the home of Rescue Me and Archer. And it shows.
U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylen Givens [Timothy Olyphant] is expelled from Miami and exiled to Lexington, Kentucky after giving a very bad man twenty-four to leave or be shot dead. He didn’t and, after he pulled first [as Givens puts it], found himself dead by givens’ hand. If Givens wasn’t something of a maverick – in his Stetson and cowboy boots – and had he not issued the twenty-four warning, things might not be so bad. But he did and it is.