It looks like there’s going to be a movie made based on a treatment novelist Jim Thompson wrote on commission for Stanley Kubrick, which is pretty cool. The New York Times tells the story:
There were a couple of false starts. Mr. Hobbs originally approached the French company Pathé - partly because the French hold Jim Thompson in the same esteem as Edgar Allan Poe and Mickey Rourke…Wait, what?
Obviously, this is supposed to say Mickey Spillane. How did that slip past the Times proofreaders? The web edition even has a link to Mickey Rourke’s filmography.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?