“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Actually, This Cromwell We Like

There’s a rare treat in the offing for Dublin’s crime flick fans at the IFI this coming Saturday (October 6): not only is there a big-screen showing of the superb LA Confidential, but Captain Dudley Smith, aka James Cromwell (right), will be in attendance for a Q&A with the Irish Times’ film critic, Donald ‘Don the Mon’ Clarke. Actually, truth be told, we’re only uploading this piece as an excuse to show you Don’s short movie, Pitch ‘n’ Putt With Joyce ‘n’ Beckett, which he wrote and directed and is without doubt the funniest film ever to come out of Ireland. Fact.

3 comments:

Fmouie said...

I remember Mr Cromwell from his first TV show; "Hot l Baltimore" in the early 70's. Great off-the-wall show.

Ray said...

That film is pure genius. GEEEEENIUS.

Peter said...

Nice to see Mr. Cromwell alive and well. His was only one more fine performance in a film in which every performance was fine, with the possible exception of the one that won an Oscar.

And that short is pretty good even with the sound off.
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