Be Cool

Elmore Leonard

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  • Paru le : 01/01/2000
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Mobster turned Hollywood producer Chili Palmer has got another idea for a movie. This time he's checking out L.A.'s other big business, the music industry: a world full of wannabe stars, run by crooks and hustlers - it's got plenty of potential. Chili's found his characters, trouble is, now he needs the plot. In an industry where every two-bit punk will do anything to be a big shot, the story should take care of itself - with a little help from Chili, that is. 'Dialogue like broken glass, sharp and glittering, and a raft of low-life's individualized in primary colours like hard-edged pop-art ... Leonard at his best? I think so' Julian Rathbone Independent 'An intricate, laid-back, black comedy, more bizarre than any movie Chili could make. Gotta be a hit' Frances Fyfield, Sunday Express 'Like no one else in the business, Elmore Leonard tells his readers a story. Be Cool is almost 90 pc dialogue, and Leonard's ear is as good as ever' Ian Rankin, Daily Mail
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2000
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-028877-5
  • EAN : 9780140288773
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 292 pages
  • Poids : 0.175 Kg
  • Dimensions : 11,2 cm × 18,0 cm × 2,0 cm

Biographie d'Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard was born in 1925 in New Orleans. He lived in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Memphis before his family settled in Detroit in 1935. He served in the US Navy during the Second World War and afterwards studied English literature at the University of Detroit, graduating in 1950. From 1949 to 1961 he worked as a copywriter in various advertising agencies and, apart from a few book reviews, he has been writing only novels and screenplays since 1967. La Brava won the 1983 Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best mystery novel and in 1992 Elmore Leonard was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. His books include Glitz, The Switch, The Hunted, Unknown Man No. 89, Cat Chaser, Split Images, City Primeval, Bandits, Cold Coast, Touch, Freaky Deaky, Killshot, Get Shorty, Maximum Bob, Rum Punch, Pronto, Riding the Rap, Out of Sight, Cuba Libre and Be Cool. Three Novels, an omnibus edition, has also been published, comprising Stick, Swag and Wr. Wajestyk. Many of his novels have been filmed, notably Get Shorty, Rum Punch (as the movie Jackie Brown), Touch and Out of Sight. Most of his books are published in Penguin. Elmore Leonard is a member of the Authors' Guild and die Writers' Guild of America, West.

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