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Tue, Aug. 20th, 2013, 10:59 am
Farewell, Elmore Leonard

Great sadness. Elmore Leonard has passed away at the age of 87. He wrote remarkable works, vivid and exciting, many of which were translated to film.

I will never forget the first time I saw Get Shorty. There's this remarkable moment with John Travolta and Dennis Farina, where Farina -- oh, just watch:



I was about to go crazy when Farina incorrectly used "e.g.", and Travolta corrected him, and I loved this movie and everything about it, and especially I loved Elmore Leonard.

Rest well, sir, and thanks.

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Tue, Aug. 20th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
markbernstein

For those who aren't already watching it, "Justified", based on characters created by Leonard, is one of the best shows currently on TV.

Tue, Aug. 20th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
peteralway

OK, rather than watch your clip, I've requested the DVD from our esteemed library system--yet another classic that I haven't seen yet.