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 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

The wonderful writer has died at the age of 87.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/books/elmore-leonard-master-of-crime-fiction-dies-at-87.html?_r=0

I didn't really get into his books until 1980 but since then I'd been a devoted fan.


http://www.elmoreleonard.com/


On a related but not safe for work note, here are topless girls reading Leonard's books:

http://coedtoplesspulpfiction.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/dutch-treat/


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Justified was pretty good for a while. Then it became a bit too violent and dark for me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Great author, and many great films adapted from his books (3:10 To Yuma, Jackie Brown, Out Of Sight, ect.). Leonard and Richard Matheson gone within months of each other, yikes. frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Great author, and many great films adapted from his books (3:10 To Yuma, Jackie Brown, Out Of Sight, ect.). Leonard and Richard Matheson gone within months of each other, yikes. frown

And Ray Bradbury as well, only about 14 months ago. Legends all!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Never been that familiar with his work, but Justified is one of the best shows on television. I went out and bought all of his Raylan Givens stories last year, but so far have only gotten to read Pronto, which I really enjoyed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I have two Leonard collections in my "To be read" stack. First up is a collection of all of Elmore Leonard's western short stories, including 3:10 to Yuma. After that I have the collection of the first 3 Raylan Givens novels. Dutch was a regular on local radio when he had a book or movie or tv series to promote. He was a metro Detroiter through and through. He will be missed. He was reportedly working on his latest novel up until the stroke he had last week, which ultimately killed him. (Perhaps fellow Detroiter, author of both Westerns and Crime fiction, Loren Estleman can finish the book)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

U.S. feature films based on the works of Elmore Leonard include:

THE TALL T (1957) - Based on the novelette The Captive in Argosy Magazine (Feb 1955).

3:10 TO YUMA (1957) - Based on the short story "Three Ten to Yuma" in Dime Western Magazine (Mar 1953).

HOMBRE (1967) - Based on the novel Hombre (London, 1961).

THE BIG BOUNCE (1969) - Based on the novel The Big Bounce (New York, 1969).

THE MOONSHINE WAR (1970) - Based on the novel The Moonshine War (Garden City, New York, 1969).

VALDEZ IS COMING (1971) - Based on the novel Valdez Is Coming (Greenwich, CT, 1970).

STICK (1985) - Based on the novel Stick (New York, 1983).

52 Pick-Up (1986) - Based on the novel 52 Pick-Up (New York, 1974).

GET SHORTY (1995) - Based on the novel Get Shorty (New York, 1990).

JACKIE BROWN (1997) - Based on the novel Rum Punch (New York, 1992).

TOUCH (1997) - Based on the novel Touch (New York, 1987).

OUT OF SIGHT (1998) - Based on the novel Out of Sight (New York, 1996).

THE BIG BOUNCE (2004) - Based on the novel The Big Bounce (New York, 1969).

BE COOL (2005) - Based on the novel Be Cool (New York, 1999).

3:10 TO YUMA (2007) - Based on the short story "Three Ten to Yuma" in Dime Western Magazine (Mar 1953).

 
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